Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hollohaza Vintage Ducks Figurine

Check out this pair of quackers! It's a pair of adorable white ducks. The Hollohaza Vintage Ducks Figurine is quite sweet. You may think of these as two love birds or a couple of white geese. You can clearly see that these are a loving pair of birds! This would be a great gift for your love mate!

Hollohaza Vintage Ducks FigurineHollohaza Vintage Ducks Figurine
Hollohaza Vintage Ducks FigurineHollohaza Vintage Ducks Figurine

This porcelain figurines measures 4 inches by 3-3/4 inches at the widest.

Hollohaza Hungary Porcelain Marks:
Hollohaza Vintage Ducks Porcelain Marks

Image of a Green Fir Tree
Hollohaza
Hungary
1831
18

10

The porcelain marks are stamped in green on the bottom side of the base of the porcelain figurine. The number 10 is written in red.

When reading the "1831," some have mistakenly interpreted it to be "4834" because of the style of the "1."

This collectible was manufactured in the 1960s and is no longer being made. It is rather an antique! If you are interested in purchasing my porcelain figurine, leave me a comment expressing your interest.

It is item H959F and sells for $16.95 at Klugex.com as Vintage Hollohaza Pair of Duck Figurine. I searched all of eBay to find this item and found a listing which called these Vintage Hollohaza Art Deco Geese.

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Hollohaza Deco Cat Figurine

Want to see a cool cat? It is the Hollohaza Hungary Vintage Deco Cat Porcelain Figurine. I began collecting Hollohaza porcelain figurines over a decade ago. I've displayed several collectible porcelain figurines from my collection in this blog. Today, I am delighted to present this most popular item.

Hollohaza Hungary Vintage Deco Cat Porcelain FigurineHollohaza Hungary Vintage Deco Cat Porcelain Figurine
Hollohaza Hungary Vintage Deco Cat Porcelain FigurineHollohaza Hungary Vintage Deco Cat Porcelain Figurine

This cool cat figurine measures 3-1/2 inches by 2-5/8 inches at the widest. It's reportedly a creation of the 1960s. Wow, that rather makes it an antique too.

Hollohaza Hungary Porcelain Marks:

Hollohaza Hungary Vintage Deco Cat Porcelain Marks
Image of a Green Fir Tree
Hollohaza
Hungary
1831
2

The porcelain marks are stamped in green on the bottom side of the base of the porcelain figurine. When reading the "1831," some have mistakenly interpreted it to be "4834" because of the style of the "1."

This item has been discontinued and the factory is not making anymore of these.  If you are interested in purchasing my porcelain figurine, leave me a comment expressing your interest.

You can find this adorable collectible at Klugex as Vintage Hollohaza Deco Cat Figurine, item H966D for $49.95. I've also found a few at eBay selling for $50.00 to $65.00.

Have you seen the other adorable cat figurine? It's Zsolnay Hungary Eosin Cat Porcelain Figurine. That cat is another deco cat, but in green and rather art nouveau. Check out the Cat Porcelain Figurines on Amazon!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Zsolnay Hungary Eosin Cat Porcelain Figurine

One of my favorite cat figurines from my porcelain collection is the Zsolnay Hungary Eosin Cat Porcelain Figurine. It is an art deco piece with the beautiful iridescent green eosin glaze.

Zsolnay Hungary Eosin Cat Porcelain FigurineZsolnay Hungary Eosin Cat Porcelain Figurine
Zsolnay Hungary Eosin Cat Porcelain FigurineZsolnay Hungary Eosin Cat Porcelain Figurine

What is so special about this cat figurine, other than the eosin process, are the cutouts. Take a closer look at the pictures and you can see from the side views the cutout details. The prominent colors are green with gold and a hint of blue iridescence. It measures 9-1/4 inches by 2-3/8 inches by 1-7/8 inches.

Zsolnay Hungary Eosin Cat Porcelain Figurine Closeup

Zsolnay Porcelain Marks
Zsolnay Hungary Eosin Cat Porcelain Figurine Marks

Zsolnay
Hungary
Image of the Zsolnay Building
Jubileum
150

The porcelain marks are inside the base of the figurine. They are stamped in a goldish iridescent color. This is a pretty difficult picture to capture as the marks are viewable as you gently move the base back and forth to view. Look closely at the bottom center of the opening.

You can find this beautiful figurine for sale at Klugex.com as Zsolnay Eosin Deco Cat Figurine. It is item #ZS5066 and sells for $74.95. I found only one of these in the green eosin glaze being offered on eBay. That listing was for a bit more i.e. $97.95.

About Zsolnay Eosin

In 1853, the Zsolnay factory was established in Pécs, Hungary by by Miklós Zsolnay. The process of producing porcelain made of eosin was introduced forty years later, in 1893. The origin of the term eosin comes from the Greek eos which means flush of dawn. The first eosin pieces produced bore a red iridescence, with other colors to follow. Many art nouveau artists used the eosin process for their pieces.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1777 Nude

Another of my prized collectibles is a Hollohaza Hungarian porcelain figurine of a female nude. I previously wrote about my Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1831 Seamstress. In my collection of Hollohaza, this is the largest piece. It was a gift from my now ex-husband. He saw what a large collection I had of Hungarian Hollohaza porcelain. He selected this majestic figurine as a birthday gift. I was pleasantly surprised.

In my opinion, he did a fine job of selecting such a beautiful collectible piece.

Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1777 Nude Female FigurineHollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1777 Nude Female Figurine
Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1777 Nude Female FigurineHollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1777 Nude Female Figurine
This incredible porcelain figurine is made in Hungary. It measures approximately 12 inches tall and 4-1/2 inches wide at the right knee. The base measures 4 inches by 3-1/2 inches. The nude is in delicate white porcelain kneeling upon a pale yellow throw. She is captured in looking like she might be preparing for a bath or a dip in the pool. Her hair is a light brown and pulled back. She has painted eyebrows and lips.

Hollohaza Hungary Porcelain Marks:

Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1777 Nude Female Figurine Marks
Image of a winged bird within a wreath
1777
Hollohaza
Hungary
Handpainted

35

The porcelain marks are stamped in dark navy blue on the bottom side of the base of the porcelain figurine. I think the bird is like a regal firebird. The number 35 is written in black. On the other Hollohaza figurine, the words "kézzel festett" appear instead of "Handpainted."

Hollohaza collectibles date back many years. The 1777 signifies the year the glass works manufacturing was established. The Hollohaza Porcelain Manufactory Co., Ltd. is located in the same location. Learn a little more about the history of Hollohaza.

Close-Up View:

Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1777 Nude Female Figurine Close-upHollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1777 Nude Female Figurine Close-upHollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1777 Nude Female Figurine Close-up

If you are interested in purchasing my porcelain figurine, leave me a comment expressing your interest.

P.S. You can find this item at Klugex.com! It is listed as Large Hungarian Kneeling Woman Figurine by Hollohaza, Item 838-2801. It is currently on sale for only $69.95. That is a real deal. I found several of this figurine on eBay listed at a variety of prices from around $100 to $165. You could expect to pay $200 for this beautiful figurine.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1831 Seamstress

One of my prized collectibles is a Hollohaza Hungarian porcelain figurine of a seamstress in a traditional folk costume. This female figurine is so special that it deems its own blog post!

Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1831 SeamstressHollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1831 Seamstress
Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1831 SeamstressHollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1831 Seamstress

This exquisite porcelain figurine is made in Hungary. It measures approximately 9 inches tall and 3-1/2 inches wide at its base. The seamstress is dressed in the prettiest folk costume that has an array of colors including black, blue, green, red, teal, white and yellow. She is captured in between her embroidery with her work that sits on her lap. There is an incredible amount of hand-painted detail.

Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1831 Seamstress Markings

Hollohaza Hungary Porcelain Marks:

Image of a Green Fir Tree
Hollohaza
Hungary
1831
11
kézzel festett

63

The porcelain marks are stamped in green on the bottom side of the base of the porcelain figurine. The number 63 is written in black.

When reading the "1831," some have mistakenly interpreted it to be "4834" because of the style of the "1." The words "kézzel festett" are Hungarian for hand-painted. This figurine is item #8065-2081 and sells for $129.95 at Klugex.com.

Close-Up View:

Hollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1831 Seamstress Close-UpHollohaza Hungarian Porcelain 1831 Seamstress Close-Up

If you are interested in purchasing my porcelain figurine, leave me a comment expressing your interest.

P.S. You can find this Hollohaza Hungarian porcelain figurine on eBay and at Klugex.com. Searching on eBay, I actually found a few of this very item! The eBay listings were priced from $50 to $100 with up to $30 for shipping. I'm happy to see that so many people appreciate this type of collectible!

I have another female Hollohaza porcelain figurine that is of a nude. It is also quite special. Over the years, I have also collected several other Hollohaza porcelain figurines. Look for those porcelain collectibles in future blog posts!

What about Hollohaza? The town of Hollóháza is located in the Zemplén Hills, near Hungary's northeastern border with Slovakia. In 1831, the Hollóháza Porcelain Factory was established there.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Cottage Collection

Allow me to introduce you to the perfect furniture for your beach cottage or summer house. It's the Coastal Living Cottage Collection from Stanley Furniture. I live in Jacksonville, Florida and own the bedroom set that epitomizes the furniture I always dreamed of having.

You might already know Stanley Furniture for its painted furniture. The Coastal Living Cottage Collection offers furniture in pretty colors from three different palettes inspired by coastal landscapes. "The sea, in all its many moods, plays a central role, as do the dunes, marsh grasses, shells, sun and boardwalks of America’s coasts." Stick with one color or select a mix of colors from one of the palettes like I did!

Coastal Living Cottage Collection Summerhouse King-Size Bed in Sea Grass
Coastal Living Cottage Collection
Summerhouse King-Size Bed in Sea Grass
Throughout the years, I never owned any painted furniture until I set my eyes on the Summerhouse bed from this collection. I knew I had to own it. Take a look at that bed as I saw it in the store.

It was actually the second time that I viewed the same Summerhouse bed at Avenues Home Furnishings. In the store, the bed was presented against a warm, red-orange backdrop. That rich color really sets off the pretty painted pastel color of the bed.

In the picture you get a glimpse of 3 more pieces of bedroom furniture from this collection. It wasn't my intention of also purchasing those pieces; however, after researching the Coastal Living Cottage Collection further online, I recognized the value.

Avenues Home Furnishings was going out of business and had reduced their prices to make this an attractive buy. As they were holding my bed for delivery, I simply added the 3 pieces to my order.

Coastal Living Cottage Collection Summerhouse King-Size Bed in Sea Grass and Bed Table in Sea Mist
Coastal Living Cottage Collection by Stanley Furniture
Summerhouse King-Size Bed in Sand Dollar and Bed End Bench in Shell
Coastal Living Cottage Collection by Stanley Furniture
Getaway Dresser in Saltbox White and Piecrust Mirror in Saltbox White
When this bedroom furniture was finally delivered and set-up in my home, I went back again to Avenues Home Furnishings. Much to my delight, another piece from the Coastal Living Cottage Collection had come in. It was a beautiful chest of drawers in pastel yellow. Yep! I bought that piece too.

Coastal Living Cottage Collection by Stanley Furniture
Chest of Drawers in Saltbox White
Did you notice all the pretty colors? My bedroom set is definitely not a monitone of colors. I have 4 different pastel colors which blend perfectly.  I painted my master bedroom and bath with Sherwin-Williams SW6908 Fun Yellow. It is such a happy color that truly works with the Coastal Living Cottage Collection of painted furniture.

What's really fun about this type of beach cottage or summer house furniture? You can add other colorful pieces to the mix.

teal seven drawer petite dressergreen and yellow painted petite dressergreen painted one drawer night stand
These three colorful pieces of furniture are also in my bedroom complementing the Coastal Living Cottage bedroom set. I sourced the teal dresser and green night stand at my local HomeGoods store. The green and yellow decorative dresser in the middle was found at another specialty furniture store that went out of business. I have two of those.

What is the perfect "matching" chair? I did have a little space left in the bedroom. I was shopping at Haverty's and saw a cottage chic, overstuffed white chair.

coastal cottage chic white overstuffed chair from havertys
I found the lime green leaf pillow at HomeGoods - what a wonderful store! And, how about a hand for Target? You see the teal drapes and the lime green rug? Yep, Target. Oh, and at the right of the picture you get a glimpse of a special lamp that I also found at Target. It is a brushed silver base floor lamp with 5 different color, adjustable cone heads of lights. It's like that lamp was made to go with my particular bedroom set because of all the colors! I actually have two of them in my master bedroom.

How about bedding ideas? Check out the Green White and Black Floral Bedding that I've used in my master and guest bedrooms.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the show. And, I hope you got some ideas about how to decorate a beach cottage or summer house bedroom. Do you like a colorful bedroom like mine? I'd love to hear from you! Gosh, you only live once - why not enjoy it? Think a little outside the box with your decorating ideas. No point in being boring; you know?

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UPDATE: You might not be able to find some of these colors in the Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Cottage Collection. I was looking online to find my bedroom set and discovered that there are different colors. I located some of this collection available through Wayfair. You can also find Stanley Furniture at Amazon.

I took a bit of time to research what is available online for the Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Cottage Collection. I can comfortably report that it is next to impossible for you to find a bedroom set like mine to buy; unless you buy it from me. I've put together a snapshot of the suggested retail pricing for a Stanley Furniture bedroom set like mine, including the king-size mattress set.

Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Cottage Collection Suggested Retail Prices
Stanley Furniture Coastal Living Cottage Collection
Suggested Retail Prices
That is one pricey bedroom set at over $11,000! If you are seriously interested in this personal collection, I might be willing to sell it if the price is right! Let me know by leaving me a comment.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Green White and Black Floral Bedding

I am more than a little amazed at how many beautiful selections of bedding you can find online. That's precisely where I found my bedding for my master and guest bedrooms. My pick was green white and black floral bedding with big, bold and beautiful flowers.

Green White and Black Floral Bedding in the Master


Green White and Black Floral Bedding in Master Bedroom
Green White and Black Floral Bedding in Master Bedroom
During the Summer of 2010, I was getting a divorce and leaving my ex our beautiful Thomasville bedroom set. I started looking for a replacement bedroom set and fell madly in love with the Coastal Living Cottage collection from Stanley Furniture that I found at a local specialty store. I was interested in the Sea Grass green Summerhouse four poster, king-size bed. The discounted price was still a bit steep at about $1,800; so, I opted to pass up buying the bed at that time.

Several months passed, the divorce was finalized. I spent 3 months visiting mom in Brooksville, Florida and returned in January 2011 to accept a new job in Jacksonville, Florida. I was living in an apartment, so I wasn't in the market for a new bed. In April, I put a contract on a house and knew that I would need some furniture to fill it. I wasn't set to close until June, so I had plenty of time to shop. In May, I dropped back by that specialty store and found the Stanley Summerhouse bed was still available and for a better price. I bought it!
Green White and Black Floral Bedding in Master Bedroom
Green White and Black Floral Bedding in Master Bedroom
Compare this photo with the very next photo. That is the very same Green White and Black Floral Duvet Cover! In this photo, the black and white flowers are more prominent. Simply by flipping the duvet cover, you can achieve a different look. Check it out below!

With a Sea Grass green bed, you have a variety of options for bedding. I opted for coastal chic bedding. I was spending a lot of my free-time hours searching the internet to find the perfect duvet cover. When I first spotted the bold green white and black floral duvet cover, I knew that was the one for me.

I had searched Amazon and eBay completely to look at every single bold floral duvet cover. I actually ended up sourcing my duvet covers through another website. I can't remember what bedding website; when I find that information, I will share it! Oh, I also found a pair of matching shams through that same website, but had to scour eBay to find a second set of matching shams!

Green White and Black Floral Bedding in Master Bedroom
Green White and Black Floral Bedding in Master Bedroom
In the cooler months, I've used the darker duvet cover as shown in the first picture. For the warmer months, I've switched out to a lighter duvet cover that is predominantly white with large black bold flowers and a light green bird. As you can see in the second picture, the duvet cover works very well with the pillow shams from the first bedding set.

Green White and Black Floral Bedding in Guest Bedroom


In my guest bedroom, I have a Vaughan of Virginia pickled oak bedroom set that I've had for at least 20 years. Although I have a queen-size bed, I've opted to use the king-size duvet covers which work in the Master. Again, I have carried my color scheme of green and white and black into the decor.

Green White and Black Floral Bedding in Guest Bedroom
Green White and Black Floral Bedding in Guest Bedroom
The lime green floral and white duvet cover is of the same fabric as the second duvet cover. This green is a bit brighter than the other green; it works quite well with the bright green on the bedroom walls. I found the two lime green and white leaf pillows at Home Goods. Directly behind are two black pillow shams with white and yellow bold daisies and yellow piping. And, behind those I have a long, black body pillow.

I hope I have inspired you with my own home decor selections. Maybe you have found that you too love the Coastal Living Cottage collection from Stanley Furniture? I'll be talking about that gorgeous furniture in another blog post soon.

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