Monday, November 22, 2010

Collections: Ceramic Flower Frogs

I purchased this little fishing lady ceramic flower frog at a local auction many years ago. I was lucky enough to find the fisherman that matched on ebay.

The little gnome I picked up at the Goulburn Swap meet this year, and the girl riding the swan was also an ebay find. They are all marked Japan.

I do like the metal flower frogs also, they are great to hold photos and cards. I would love to hear about your collections too.


petals and vintage said...

Never seen anything like these before Tamara. Aren't they gorgeous?
I have a few collections hmmmm...lilliput lane, blue and white willow, sadler,spode...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog :)
Pam x

the old boathouse said...

These are so don't see them as much anymore and they are so hard to get all intact.Your collection is fab...I always lovely the name "frog" although my family always called them flower jazz as in they jazz up an arrangement. Funny how families have their own names for things. Anyway hope you have a lovely week, cheers Katherine

Nearly there Claire said...

I too have never seen these before? What do you do? Cut the flowers short and they sit in the holes? I love them...anything a bit quirky for me.
We just collect pets and mud here. ;o) x

*Maristella* said...

Hi Tamara...che meraviglia questa antiche ceramiche....mi piace molto quella con il cigno! Un abbraccio e buona giornata, *Maristella*.

A Treasured Past said...

Hi, Yep that is exactly what you would do. Place the frog into a shallow dish with water and have the flowers popped into the holes, not that I use them for this purpose at all.

India is collecting dust bunnies under her bed, she counted 3 large ones yesterday..oh dear.

It is a funny word isn't it, frog, I wonder where that originated?

Have a good one,