Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Celebrate Valentine's with Staffordshire Swans!

Swans are often associated with Valentine's day.  I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you my antique Staffordshire swan collection!

Staffordshire was made by several different companies in the 1800s.  To read more about Staffordshire and see my cat collection, click here.

I found my first pair on eBay a year ago.  It's a pair of inkwells. These are my favorite!  I love the pale pink on them. 




Then I kept finding more and more.  By the way, the one below is a vase. 

yes it has cracks and a repair but it was $5. 

And then I had a collection.  These are all vases. 


Let's take a look at some of the ones I'm still missing from my collection!

For some reason they liked to make inkwells with swans on them.
 This one is similar to my pair of swans with signets, but it is in a different colorwave.  Also the signets are in a slightly different position.
picture from ebay
 Another inkwell...
picture from ebay
This pair of vases is newer as it has an "England" stamp on the bottom.
20th century Swans picture from Ebay
 This isn't a figurine of just swans, but I liked the little boy feeding the swans!
picture from madalena

I've linked up with The Scoop! Visit Confessions of a Plate Addict blog, Tablescape Thursday at 'Between Naps on the Porch',Wow us Wednesdays!at Savvy Southern Style, Open House Party at no minimalist here, Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage,Seasonal Sundays & Oh the places I have been at The Tablescaper, andlife of the party at the grant life, and the style sisters, and ThursdayFavorite Things Blog Hop

3 comments:

  1. Love these! I hope I am not bidding against you on Ebay!

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  2. What an amazing collection! I never knew about Staffordshire swans.

    - The Tablescaper

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  3. I love swans...these are so pretty! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!

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