Big Box o' Roseville and Hull?

Ah, the happy Hull and Roseville family o' pottery above... You folks would just not believe the good fortune I had in the past week in finding some of these little lovelies!

I had found the Hull bow style cornucopia on the right below when I was antiquing with my buddy Josette over the Fourth of July holiday...
It had been on the floor, of all places-- easily kicked, I feared-- in the first booth of an antique mall. I almost hesitated to look at the price, because bow style Hull pottery is crazy expensive. Only the price reflected a piece that was carelessly placed on the floor and not prized, so I had it in my hands in about three seconds flat.

But the real treasure chest came along with the Hull waterlily piece on the left above. And that's where a stop at an antique mall I almost had decided not to even check out presented me with more Hull and Roseville options that I even knew what to do with. And at prices, well-- I actually thought I was reading it wrong when I saw the waterlily vase and this blue and pink wildflower vase below were $15 a piece.
 $150, I figured. $15, not so much. Then there was this gorgeous Roseville bleeding heart vase...
Admittedly, this one has a repair on the top, but the price more than reflected that. Plus, where it sits, no one but an NBA player would ever see. I just loved the look of it.

I also got this (blurry, sorry) other Roseville piece. This one's in perfect condition.

Anyway, I walked away with four pieces in a cardboard box, feeling like I was Indiana Jones having just found some amazing ancient temple of treasure. There were even others, but I didn't care for the look of them so much. It was very strange to be able to pick and choose of items I normally can't touch with a ten-foot barge pole.

Here's wishing you all find the coming weekend full of favorite things, friends, family, food and even some fun finds. Cheers!

-Jenn

6 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE your new pottery pieces! Sounds like great prices. Nice finds!
Deb

bronsblonds said...

nice blog! :)

meleah rebeccah said...

That's it. One of these days, you MUST take me shopping with you. You find THE BEST stuff!

Kola said...

these look gorgeous! i think the very last one is my absolute favorite (so no worries at all about the blur). the beauty still shines through. good choice!

Susan Bodendo - Super Earthling said...

Those are some lovely pieces! And I love your description of feeling like Indiana Jones with your treasure. That is exactly how I feel when I make a great find. :)

Eva said...

i don't know anything about that pottery! very cool to read this :)