29 May 2010

Pink Saturday ~ Brush Vase with Roses

This is my second time to participate Pink Saturday and I so enjoy being part of it. For many years my friends always said that pink was my signature colour. And they meant that literally. I alway wrote with a pink pen. Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound. By interesting coincidence, this is also the second birthday of Pink Saturday. Check out the wonderful party going on around the web.

This is a photo of sweetheart roses in a pink art deco vase made by Brush Pottery. Brush later joined with McCoy and the company became Brush-McCoy. The vase was probably produced in the late 1920s or early 1930s.

The handles on this vase are identical to the handles on many of the pieces in the Harlequin line of dinnerware that was designed by Homer Laughlin China beginning in 1936. It was quite common at that time for potteries to flagrantly copy one another. Sometimes they made exact copies and at other times changes would be made. Here I think that the handles were "borrowed" from Brush because they went so well with the angular lines of Harlequin.

There were never any vases made by HLC to go with Harlequin, so many Harlequin collectors look for these Brush vases. The vases come in several different styles and colours. In this photo I love the effect of the backlighting and the rain on the window screen behind the arrangement.

Happy Pink Saturday!

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Simple Southern Happiness said...

Lovely Pinkness going on there. I adore that vintage vase.

Happy Pink Saturday and Memorial Day.

fiberdoodles said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Pat said...

Love your pink roses!

Tami said...

Oh I love this vase!..and the roses too..Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

Southerncook said...

The pink roses are just gorgeous and I LOVE the pottery piece. Very interesting post Becky. I collect McCoy but have never read that Brush joined McCoy. I have several McCoy books and probably passed over that tidbit of info. Thanks for sharing.

The vase is so interesting, when I first looked at the photo I thought it looked like a lady with her hands on her hips. It makes for a stunning display.


Anonymous said...

just lovely :)

someplace in thyme said...

Hello Becky, love the flowers and the vase. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! Love your pics. Hope to see you at my blog! XX

Maggie said...


In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Becky. We have been pinking together for a short while now, and I want to thank you for everything you do to make Pink Saturday special. I am so glad you decided to participate.

Thank you for the birthday wishes. Your photo is exquisite, and that gorgeous vase is a treasure.