Monday, January 19, 2009

Show & Tell


Good Morning! My show and tell today is actually a question. For Christmas I received this cute little cherub thing that is stamped Germany on the bottom but I'm not sure what it used for. My dad said it looked like it was for holding cigarettes, but I said it looks like it is to be used as a bud vase. What do you think it is for?
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Until next time...
Shabby Shan

14 comments:

gail said...

Hi Shannon,,, I think its really cute. I would use it as a bud vase for sure, but your Dad had a good idea. LOL I would as Susan... She is quite smart about such things. LOL,,, keep us posted.
hugs,g ail

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Hi Shannon, I'm definitely not the one to answer your question but I'd have to agree with you. It looks as though one could arrange a lovely bouquet of flowers in this. It could have been used as an elegant dinner center piece. It's a beautiful. I'm sure someone will have your answer. Have a great day!

Susan
www.myvintagecharm.com

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Shannon,
I have no idea what it is but it is very cute!
Helene
SistersGiftCompany.com
ps. thanks for visiting the other day

Debbie said...

Hi Shannon.....well, I love a good mystery...LOL I would use it as a table centerpiece with taper candles and flowers. Somehow cigarettes just wouldn't look as pretty!!! :)

Pink hugs,
Debbie
www.shabbycozycottage.com
www.patchoulirosehome.com

Patricia said...

I think I have to agree, looks like you should put some flowers in there, roses would be my choice and have the most elegant centerpeice! Of course, you could repurpose a bit and have one gorgeous creampuff sitting on each little vase for a dessert centerpiece. Whatever it's real purpose it's a lovely piece.
Pat
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Frangrance and Findings
www.patriciarose-apotpourri.com

lisa said...

I would also say flowers or candles. It is gorgeous.

Lisa

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hmmm, I'm thinking flowers or candles as well. I think Susan at Dutch Rose could answer this. She's quite the smart one in the group when it comes to questions such as this.
Keep us posted when you find out.
Hugs to you,
shell

Inka Thomas said...

Hi Shannon,
Well I can't solve the mystery either. It is a really pretty piece and I have to agree with everyone else. It would sure look good with flowers in it.
Inka

EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

Hi Shannon,
We recently sold a very similar item. We too did lot's of research and could never figure out exactly what it was. A cigarette holder or flower frog were our best guesses! Let us know when you find out!
Hugs,
Eileen
www.forgetmenotdreams.com

Nancy said...

Hi Shannon, That is really cool, but I have no idea. It looks heavy. Can you email it to me, I'll take it to my fav. antique store tomorrow and see what they have to say. My first thought was votives. Very unique piece!
Huggs, Nancy

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Shannon,

I am not sure what they are used for, but I think rose buds and candles would look really lovely in it. Show us when you have an idea!

Pei Li

Susan said...

Well, I am finally getting here...and I see I have been noted...it is a flower frog...I bought several at auction a few months ago...they were very popular in the early 1900s among the wealthy women...I found a price guide on them even...
Susan *dutchrose*

Lilli Blue said...

That is lovely. I think it will be wonderful with flowers in it. it should make it easy to do a really beautiful arrangement. Enjoy! Lilli

Marie said...

Hi Shannon,
it really is pretty. I agree with everyone else. Flowers or candles would look great.
Marie