Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Victorian Urn

Today I'm sharing something  for , "Show and Tell Friday" over at "My Romantic Home". .  So here's my  large 10 inch tall victorian urn ( in perfect condition ) that I bought at a garage sale a few years ago. I paid more than I usually do for things at a garage sale and yet I knew it was worth it. I was really going to sell it at our Hob Nobber occasional sale because my home is not really "victorian" but then something changed that. It seems that the urn was owned by a 90- something year old lady. Her daughters were having the sale for her by telling her she had to start downsizing and every year she had to pick out some things to sell and they would have a garage sale. OK, well that's nice, I thought and went to pay for the urn. Then one of the daughter's said, "Could you wait and meet my mother because she wants to meet the person who's buying her urn." I said, "sure" and waited until she ran inside to bring her mother out to meet me. I was carrying the precious urn when she haltingly opened the door, and looking very sad, peeked out and looked around. I went over to her ( was she needing to have one last good bye I wondered ) and she asked me, "Where are you going to put the urn? It's been in our family for over 100 years, three generations, and I want it to go to a good home." Well, after that I couldn't tell her that I was going to SELL the urn! I told her I was going to put it in my living room... in a special place...where it would be safe... and cared for...and loved. I realized then and there that I had ADOPTED the urn..to take care of... and love. I told her she could even come up and see where I put it if she wanted to ( since she had asked where I was going to put it ). I was even afraid to put a plant in it in case that would ruin it and I wanted it to be nice if she ever does show up to look at it. So it's kind of a joke in the family when people come and comment on how beautiful it is that my family tells them, "Oh that's an urn that we just adopted from a 90 year old lady. We're just taking care of it for her." So that's my" urn" story. It IS beautiful though, isn't it? To check out other photos on" Show and Tell Friday" click on "My Romantic Home" button to the right under "FUN BLOGS".

10 comments:

  1. I have that same urn! Only mine has more pink in it than yellow- and I do have a plant in it because the family that kept it for four generations is MINE and nobody else is coming to check on it!
    My kids hate it- but I think it is beautiful!

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  2. lovely urn indeed despite the age more tha 100 years.. you are lucky to have it. precious treasure

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  3. I tellya, I'd be checking it out [with an antique dealer] to see if it's worth anything monetarily. Okay, I'm a cynic I guess. It IS one terrific story behind it tho.

    My New Doll -my Show n Tell. I would really enjoy your company if you can drop by to visit me. Hope you're having a terrific Friday!!!

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  4. Love your urn and I love the story behind it too. Keep it and pass it down or give it to me...I will take good care of it. LOL

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  5. Sandy , fabulous Majolica urn and lovely story. I am sure the lady was happy knowing someone else would love this pretty piece!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Linda

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  6. To the Headmistress-You better make sure your kids don't sell it at a garage sale when you get old! LOL I have seen them in pink and I love THAT color combination also! I might try to figure out how to get a plant in there without wrecking it.

    To Linda- I think she was very much relieved and I was HAPPY to keep it! : )

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  7. To fitty's pinky-I think I'm lucky to have it also! You don't find too many treasures like this at a garage sale. : ) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. To Hootin' Anni- I had already seen them being sold for more than twice what I paid on the internet but whether they actually sold for that I don't know. I think I got my money's worth, though. Thanks for stopping by. I'll be sure to check out, "My New Doll".

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  9. To Anonymous- Is that you, Mom? yeah, I'll be passing it down. Unless you really want it....

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  10. OK I did something wrong. I commented after I posted each individual comment but MY comments all came at the end. Hope you can find the response sent to YOU! Have a great weekend everyone!

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