Thursday, September 18, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday: The Real McCoy



This is a vase I picked up a few years ago. It has "McCoy" in raised letters on the bottom and is a beautiful swirl of reds.

This particular line from McCoy was called "Cascade" and was only made in 1961, as far as I can tell, and was also made in shades of blue. This is a little wilder and a little more kitschy than most of the old sedate McCoy pottery line. It has a wonderful weight to it, and I just love it's shape and color. In fact, I never put flowers in it, maybe I should! I always pick other vases first.

The next is not McCoy, although it looks like American pottery. I just love the colors. I'm not sure what people did to arrange flowers in this shape. Maybe they used one of those spiny "frogs" on the bottom. I'm a terrible flower arranger, but I love vases. Figures.

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Responses to comments from yesterday: The Big Scavenger Hunt

Jaime; I wish I hadn't already thrown out the torn dividers! That's a great idea. Beth, Aw shucks. Denise; That frog just refuses to die. Most boring pet ever. Marcy; Will do! I'll even remember to include the graphic! magda; Yes, the free section of Craigslist is amazing. I've already looked at a few pianos but all were pretty old and sad. Cheryl Lage; Did you hear that sound? That was me slapping my forehead. Of course Aqua Net! Why didn't I think of that! It's the best hair cement around. Hmmmm maybe I can work that into a post somehow. . . Amy; Thanks! Noble Pig; I've seen that stuff for badges, but I'm skeptical about whether it works in the wash. I think I'm going to try it this time. Laura; I live for naps. Hope I didn't wear you out! Angie; Yep, my life just seems to get more and more random. Such is motherhood. I'm sure your house is similar!

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Coloradolady said...

what great mccoy items. I have never seen that vase before. I love McCoy items.

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Verrry unusual vases and visually stunning...I agree with you about flower arranging lol!! xx

Patty said...

I love the colors in that vase. It so pretty.

sista #2 said...

Great retro vase!!! You should use it....flowers would look beautiful in there!!!


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What A Card said...

Neat! I'm with you, though, can't arrange flowers! Of course, if I had cool vases like you I might try to learn ;)

Grandma Faith said...

I'm glad you told us it was McCoy. I am trying to learn about vintage valuables and that name keeps coming up.

ellen b said...

I really enjoy the Real McCoy and other U.S. made pottery. I don't do great in flower arranging either but still enjoy buying these great looking pieces!

Cheryl said...

Love the McCoy pieces. You are so lucky.

belinda said...

WOW...I'm a "sucker" for anything breakable!!

Amy said...

Those are lovely items - I love collecting things like that :-)

noble pig said...

Love the colors! I love vases too, they brighten a room.

For the badges, only buy the brand put out by the Boy Scouts, badge magic, they will refund your money if it doesn't work.

Corgidogmama~ said...

Lovely items. Give me anything pottery, anytime!

Laura said...

They are both lovely.
I'm sure I could break them in less then a year. I know this is especially true if they are very expensive.
Wouldn't a colorful arrangement of peanut M&M's go nicely in the second one?
Oh my yes.

marybt said...

I really like that red vase a lot. :) Thank you for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

That really is a jazzy McCoy vase. My stuff is the more sedate, and I don't have any vases, just planters.

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