The last thing I needed was another swan, but I couldn’t resist these beauties at the Broadway Antique Mall in Lebanon, Ohio (near Cincinnati).
After all, my collection didn’t include a piece in blue and here were two little examples. One is such a gorgeous color ….
…and the other is an unusual example with a cork in the opening. There is a very light fragrance, so I’m assuming it held perfume at one time.
The large set with the candle holders is also in a color that I haven’t seen before and will be so pretty in autumn arrangements. My daughter discovered this set and gave them to me as a surprise gift – no occasion, just a gift.
I also found a unique piece to add to my Dutch collection.
What a fun day at the antique mall!
I received an Easter gift of a vintage swan holding some delicious chocolate eggs.
This new addition to my collection inspired me to gather all of the pieces which are displayed throughout the house and form a bevy of swans on the living room mantel. (Note: I had to Google “group of swans” to see what it was called.) They range from a wooden candle holder …
… to a small planter with a Dutch girl …
I love them all, but I’m particularly fond of the pieces that are the kind that were found in the dime store in the 1930s-40s – the kind my mother, grandmothers and aunts would have had in their homes.
I love the large bulb bowl ….
…which my daughter keeps filled with beautiful arrangements made from simple grocery store bouquets.
My usual TV/knitting spot is on a couch facing the mantel where I can enjoy my special bevy of swans.