July 2, 2016

Vintage figurines can come out of the china cabinet to personalize any room and show off your interests and passions.  Personal items spark conversation with guests.

Things shop often has some wonderful fine quality china figurines. These collectibles keep their value over time.

For all the Moms and kids off to dance lessons, here’s a wonderful way to capture the love of dance! Royal Copenhagen is a Danish manufacturer known throughout the world for its production of cobalt blue glazes. This blue figure by Royal Copenhagen (Things, $ 65) captures a young graceful dancer.

By Lladro, this figure (Things, $175) reminds us of summer days. Lladro pottery is crafted and painted by skilled potters working in Valencia, Spain since 1950. Look at the fine details in the flower basket! Named after the founding brothers, the Lladro company uses skilled in-house designers to create unique porcelain figurines.

Why not compliment your Mom for raising a self-assured child (maybe, you)? Here’s a sassy miss...

May 30, 2016

Vintage china or figurines can add whimsy to décor, making your rooms charming and special. Things shop specializes in one-of- a-kind, quality items that will charm your guests, and add value to your home.

 

Moorcroft

For a collectible floral piece with great history and solid value, you might consider a Moorcroft vase, plate, or lamp (below, Things $200 -$325 ). People have valued Moorcroft pottery since the 1900's for its fine quality glazes and wonderful colours.  Skilled potters have produced exact colouring of flowers and berries by applying several precise layers of glaze (1).  Careful attention to the true colours of nature made the early Moorcroft pieces special.

 

A favourite of British monarchy and fine stores such as Tiffany’s of New York (1), Moorcroft pottery was desired by Canadians too. Canadian retailers such as Eaton's and Birks brought Moorcroft to Canadian stores after World War II (1) and the pottery is still sold in specialty shops. With the current popularity of f...

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