Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Pink Saturday!

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Hi, friends! Welcome to another beautiful Pink Saturday, thanks to our lovely host Beverly at How Sweet the Sound!
I thought I'd share today closeups of my collection of Lefton Bloomer Girls today.
I gave the girls a "bath" last night to dust them off so they'd be pretty and shiny for you this Pink Saturday!
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Here's a bit of the History of the Lefton Company for you as you scroll through...
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The Lefton Company was founded in 1941 by Hungarian immigrant George Lefton who arrived in Chicago in 1939 with a business vision and passion for collecting fine porcelain. Although his background lay in marketing and designing specialty clothing, Lefton embarked on a career change with a ceramics business plan.
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In 1945, Lefton was among the first to travel to Occupied Japan to seal an importing agreement. The first Lefton china product with a "Made In Occupied Japan" understamp reached Americans in 1946. Today the Lefton Company imports over 500 item SKUs annually which can be found in over 10,000 retail shops nationwide. Many of the vintage collectibles you find at antiques stores and estate sales are ceramic Lefton collectibles.
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Aren't they just gorgeous?! I display them in a mirrored shelf above my fireplace and really enjoy just sitting a while to look at them in the evenings...
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They really represent my "style," very feminine, of another era in design, and soft pastel colorings, plus I love shiny glazes on figurines, I like when the light hits it and it just glows!
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The bride bloomer girl above is one of my favorites! I collect vintage bride and groom cake toppers also and to find both a bloomer girl AND a bride made my heart race!
My daughter Megan started her FIRST blog today! I showed her the "ropes" and hopefully she'll have as much fun blogging as I do! If you have a chance please visit her at Miss Madison's Charmed Life
Happy Pink Saturday!
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19 comments:

  1. They are so sweet and delicate. Love them!! I'm popping over to your daughter's blog.
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    ♥ Teresa

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  2. Such a charming and sweet collection! They are all so darling!

    Thank you for sharing.

    Happy weekend!

    Tina

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  3. Love your girls! Very sweet!

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  4. Happy Pink Saturday!


    These are fabulous!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  5. Beautiful and fun Pink Saturday blog entry! It's a little gloomy outside today (hope the sun comes out) but your blog and a little cup of tea are giving me a little sun!

    Happy Pink Saturday. Sending you good wishes from the tip of Michigan for a special weekend filled with sun, surrounded by those you l♥ve.

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  6. Such a precious collection. Thanks so much for sharing them. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  7. happy pink saturday, thanks for sharing!!! have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. Tina,
    Happy Pink Saturday! Loving all your pink dolls!

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  9. Hello Suzie; Happy Pink Saturday.

    Your sweet little bloomer girls are just so beautiful. I will pay your daughter a visit to her new blog.
    thanks for the story about the maker I enjoyed it... have lovely Pink day.

    Hugs
    Alaura

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  10. what a gorgeous figurine collection! Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

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  11. I've never seen these before, they are daintily pretty little nick- knacks! I like the ones with the bloomers showing! I'll head over now to say hello to your daughter and welcome her to the land of bloggers. Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend!

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  12. I remember when i was a little girl, the lady down the street who was VERY "rich" :) had lots of cute ones like these.

    I would just look and look for hours. She would always pour me lemonade and tell me where she got them. *sigh*... so sweet.

    Thanks for sharing.

    TTFN~~Claudia

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  13. What a lovely collection! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  14. What a charming post! I can't thank you enough for it! Funny I am a big Lefton collector and never researcher the company origins. I can spot a piece a mile away I swear! Anyone with me is always surprised at this! Will visit again, see you collect some milk glass, me too, lots!!! Lori

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  15. Thanks for all the information - they are darling! Happy PS!

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  16. How interesting, and what fun! It's a lovely collection. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  17. Happy Pink Saturday. I am late for my pinky round. :-) your pinky girls are so adorable in her ruffle dress..

    Hope you have a great week!

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  18. I didn't know about Bloomer girls. They are wonderful! I do love anything Lefton I find though...they are such pretty pieces. Happy Pink Saturday (Monday) xo Lynn

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  19. Such a lovely collection

    Victoria xx

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