A Roseville Mantel

I received my first piece of Roseville about 25 years ago as a birthday gift.  It was my one and only “perfect” piece as I continued to receive Roseville gifts through the years.  I’m very happy with pieces that have a small chip or crack because I know they were displayed and loved by someone.  Unfortunately, last Christmas I dropped and completely shattered my perfect little vase and replaced it last summer with one that has a chip or two.  The pattern is Bushberry.

I received two more beautiful pieces of Roseville this Christmas, a Columbine ewer and a Water Lily vase…

columbine-water lily
…and thought it might be a good time to get out all of the treasures and place them on the mantel before beginning my post-Christmas display.

In addition to the three pieces above, there are 3 candle holders (Snowberry, Primrose and Magnolia)…

…two large vases (Hibiscus)…

…a large vase and a bookend (Freesia)…


…a console, a sconce shell and a creamer (White Rose, Magnolia and Zephyr Lily).

whtrose-magnolia-zephyr lily
I love having these beautiful pieces to display throughout my home at different seasons of the year.  I enjoy this collection particularly because it is a product of Ohio.  The company was in business from 1890 to 1954, starting in Roseville, Ohio and moving to Zanesville, Ohio in 1898.  I’m also attracted by the 1930s-40s style and muted colors.

The Robert Fabe signed print over the mantel is called March Morning and shows a street in the Mt. Adams suburb of Cincinnati.  (Click picture for close-up)  It’s not where I lived as a child but looks very much like my old neighborhood.  I sure hope we don’t have that much snow this year in March.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

9 thoughts on “A Roseville Mantel”

  1. What an outstanding collection, thank you for a little history about Roseville. I didn’t get the Ohio connection or that there were so many patterns. Going to keep my eyes open at thrift shops. When we visited our friends in Ohio this past fall, she had a few pieces and showed them to me.. She volunteers at a thrift shop and sometimes runs into some beautiful things.

  2. When I lived in Cambridge Ohio (70s to 80s)Roseville items could be gotten cheap at auctions if no dealers were there. But at the time we were collecting Cambridge glass–also easy to get early on. You have a great collection!

  3. I love Roseville pottery so thank you so much for showing me your collection. I’m not lucky enough to have any and seeing yours makes me wish I did! The columbine piece is my favorite!!

  4. Love your Roseville. I have a very small collection. Mostly family pieces and then a view I found at yard sales (hard to believe isn’t it) Something very wonderful about that pottery.

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. The only way I can afford that many pieces is that they all have a small chip or crack which brings down the price considerably. I love the lines and colors of this kind of Roseville.

      Nice to hear from you. Lillian

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