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Roundup: Vintage Vessels

Roundup: Vintage Vessels

I'm hoping today's roundup of vintage vessels shows two things: First, that vintage doesn't have to mean granny, and secondly, that vintage pitchers, vases, and the like can be used in our homes regularly, not hidden away in cupboards or kept wrapped and packed in boxes for -- well, for when, exactly? 

It's a rainy summer day here in Boulder and with several rainy days ahead, just browsing the roundup of pretty pictures lifts my spirits! I hope you enjoy them, too.

vintage hall pitcher - large

vintage mcCoy green pitcher

vintage Hall coffee pot

McCoy small matte green vase

vintage McCoy bird plumage vase

Vintage McCoy and Hall, top to bottom: 1. This large, wide-mouthed Hall pitcher holds a generous collection of garden hydrangeas. // 2. You may recognize this McCoy two-handled green glaze vase from a previous post, "Spring Table Three Ways." // 3. Along with item 1, this coffee pot with flower bud lid is part of a larger Hall collection. I love the simple contours and creamy color of this particular pattern. // 4. One of a pair, this small, matte-green McCoy vase is perfect for small floral arrangements. // 5. Have you noticed my affinity for green McCoy? Birds and berries adorn this gifted McCoy vase.

heisey glass greek key dish

vintage Block crystal decanter

handblown vintage blue vase

antique three-handled glass vase

Vintage glassware, top to bottom: 6. Sold in the shop, the vintage Greek key glass dish made by Heisey Glass is used for candy or bar cart accoutrements.  // 7. A flea market find for only a few dollars, this crystal Block decanter became a holiday gift. I found its stopper on eBay for a perfect fit.  // 8. Another flea market find from Lafayette, Colorado, the artist signed this vintage handblown blue glass vase. // 9. An unusual, three-handled glass vase holds special memories. It was discovered many years ago at an antiques store in Suttons Bay, Michigan, a favorite annual family vacation spot.

antique iron urn

vintage floral-rimmed porcelain pitcher

Royal Copenhagen vintage ginger jar

antique Paris Porcelain pedestal dish

More unusual vintage vessels: 10. I love rusty old iron pieces! An antique English iron urn, purchased many years ago at the Ann Arbor Antiques Market, was featured in our Summer 2016 photo shoot. Photo by Emily Sacco Photography. // 11. Cool blue interiors, white cabinets, and this vintage floral-rimmed pitcher show that vintage isn't stodgy.  Photo by Emily Sacco Photography. // 12. This large vintage Royal Copenhagen ginger jar adds instant class to a modern mix. // 13. The heft, gilding, and handpainted artistry of Paris Porcelain are unmatched. You'll find this antique French footed dish in the shop.

What vintage vessels do you use for floral arrangements or tabletop settings? Do they hold special memories? Please share in the Comments, below. 

Also note that Urban Cottage Style pillows shown in images 6, 8, and 11 can be found in the shop on urbancottagestyle.com.

All styling and photography by Heather of Urban Cottage Style, unless otherwise noted.

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