Saturday, February 13, 2010

China Cupid?


Thrift store shopping, always adventurous and fun, can turn up some great treasures.








Such was the case one day when I spotted this darling little Cupid-looking figure. He's perched on the edge of a Victorian vase. Tiny arms and hands lifted up in the air, he's got a charming face. Lips are turned up in a miniscule smile. His cheeks are as rosy as an apple! Nearby are small, colored ceramic flowers.




Across from the adorable boy figure is a bird, perhaps a dove. An ornate handle separates them. There's gold edging on the outside of the vase.

The vase is a favorite so remains displayed throughout the year. Near Valentine's Day, however, it gets placed front and center.

When found, the $2.99 price tag seemed extremely reasonable.

So Cupid figure now has a new home.

Do you like Victorian decor?

18 comments:

Linda said...

That is one cute cupid! Love the basket handle and that sweet little bird on the rim. Great find!

diane stetson said...

Darling cupid Susan...I do hope the real cupid is good to you tomorrow.xo

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Susan: I think when we get things on the inexpensive side, we tend to love them even more. Your little cupid is adorable. A great Valentine post. Wishing you all the love this Valentine's Day. Hugs, Martha

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Linda! So glad you stopped by and left a comment about my Cupid find! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Di....Hope you have a nice Valentine's weekend. I know this morning was great for you with your special excursion! Have a super day. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Martha....I wish YOU lots of love this Valentine's weekend, too! Hope so much you have FUN! Thanks for your visit and comment. Always LOVE it when you stop by. Hugs, hugs, and more hugs, Susan

Carolyn said...

Hi Susan,
A lovely treasure you found and for cheap too! Thank you for your kind comments and I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day.
Carolyn

Alicia Isaacs said...

Hey Susan, this brings back more memories. My mom always collected huge ceramic pieces which decorated her formal living room. As kids and teens, it was an off-limit room. Many of them were bought very inexpensively at the time. My sisters would bring them home at Christmas - some very fine and unique pieces.

Thanks for sharing. Warm memories.
I've got a link for you. Thought you might be interested. Good info. http://howtobeapaidwriter.mysite.com/

Alicia

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I enjoy Thrift Shop bargain hunting. Next Friday our local shop has a 1/2 price sale. I plan to be there when the doors open.

I spotted a cute blue and white pitcher that would look great with flowers. I hope it's still there next week.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Chatty Crone said...

Hello Susan,

Okay camera Kodak from Wal Mart - but what model number? Thanks.

Love your little Cupid.
Happy Valentine's Day.
♥sandie

I liked Tennessee Ernie Ford too.

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Carolyn! Still savoring the memory of your yummy breakfast! So happy you stopped by. Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Alicia...So glad you had some nice memories from the little Cupid.Hope you still have some of your Mom's treasures. Thank you SO MUCH for sending the link info. I will definitely check that out. Very kind of you, Alicia. So happy you stopped by! Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Susan...Ohhhhh, I hope your pitcher is still there, too! I'd like to go to that 1/2 price sale!!!! I do love thrift shops. Come visit often! Sincerely, Susan

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Sandie...Let's see. The front o my little camera says 12 Mega Pixels. Does that help? Oh, let's see. It also says Kodak Easy Share CD82 That should do it! You'll LOVE this camera. Take care and come visit anytime. Love visitors. Sincerely, Susan

Alicia Isaacs said...

You're welcome Susan. My mom still has them, just not here in Canada. My parents still live in my home country Trinidad and Tobago.

Hope the info. helps you get a head start on your dream.

Alicia

Susan Wicker said...

Hi Alicia...Oh, I'll bet you have a wonderful accent. I love the way the people of Trinidad talk. Do you go to visit? Sincerely, Susan

Susan said...

Hi Susan this is Susan of Susan's Hearts and Flowers. I love your cupid on the victorian vase.........what a wonderful find!!

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Susan! How good that you stopped by and commented. Come often! Sincerely, Susan

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