FIRST!!! There are lots of FIRST's in our Lives!
FIRST Birthday Party! Mine was January 20, 1948!
FIRST BlogginBirthday Party! Mine will be January 20, 2010.
Your Invitation is right under the January Header!
FIRST Head Vase of my Head Vase Collection!!!
Found in my FIRST Shop!
Twenty-FIRST Birthday Photograph! Taken January 20, 1968!
FIRST Time to Participate in Vintage Thingy Thursday! TODAY!!!
There's quite a Tale to Tell about how this became 'The FIRST Headvase', but FIRST I'll give you a brief history on this Very Vintage Thingy.
The FIRST Head Vases were imported from Japan after World War II in the late 1940's and early 1950's. For many years Florists used them as vases for Floral Arrangements
like the lovely 'Teen' made by Napcoware.
She has a Napco Foil tag, is numbered and has her Original Floral Arrangement of plastic flowers and greenery with pink tulle around the bouquet.
The plastic flowers help to identify her age as coming from the 1950's. She is not the FIRST but the LAST Head Vase added to my Collection just last year.
She is listed in 2006 at $100 without the flowers.
Now, This GRIT is the Thriftiest of Shoppers and in today's market $100 would be a good buy, especially with the original flowers. Are ya sittin down? I paid $25...Boy Howdy, did I have Connections!
These now Highly Collectable Vases were made in a number of different styles with the Fashion Model being the most popular. They were patterned after movie stars and models with beautiful HairDo's, strings of pearls and earrings.
And now The Tale About The FIRST...Once upon a time this GRIT was assigned to clean the bathroom of a 'Christmas Shop' by her fellow shopkeepers to be.
GirlsRaisedInTexas do not balk at bad bathrooms, we don rubber gloves, grab the Comet and go to it.
While cleaning around the toliet this lovely lady was discovered behind the bowl.
The shop, with it's little bitty potty room, was once a Beauty Shop in the 50's and 60's and was used as storage for the connecting Dress Shop. So, twenty years later, I find and claim this 'VaseThingy' as my Bathroom Booty.
Years later, I discover the Art of Collecting Head Vases and find she is worth a lot more than the dollar or two the Florist paid for her as a container for one of the 'Beauty Operators' January Birthday Bouquet. She was made by Caffco, is numbered, in Mint condition and lists for $400.
Yep, I'd say that was pretty good "PottyBooty' and we kinda look alike with our Big 1960's HairDo, Honey!
You can See and Read 'The Rest of the Story' HERE as it was posted for Pink Saturday and entitled 'Big Hair Little Heads'.
Thanks, Suzanne at ColoradoLady for hosting 'Vintage Thingy Thursday'. I'm looking forward to my FIRST Thursday with all the other participants.
I hope you have enjoyed my FIRST Vintage Thingy Thursday Post, and if this is your FIRST visit to CollectInTexas Gal, I'd like to remind you about the Invite to my FIRST BlogginBirthday Party. I hope you'll come and sign up for the GiveAway Gift.
And...As Always...Thanks for Coming and Commenting!
January Gals and Birthday Header