I've always loved miniatures and small things and over the last few years have been collecting tiny little handmade pottery, small Fenton vases and little Fenton cats. One of these days I'm going to find the time and energy to drag the still-in-the-box-dammit dollhouse I bought, put it together, and fill it with all the dollhouse size things I have everywhere. This was also one of Mom's dreams so I really need to get started on it, if only to do it in her memory. Herewith, a few things I love (and that aren't for sale, at least for now):
Fenton opalescent hobnail vases--by way of reference, the vases are about 3-3/4" tall, so those are some teeny weeny itsy bitsy pots! I buy them from an artist named Judith and have been getting them from her for the last several years when I attend the Peter Anderson Festival in Ocean Springs, MS.
Fenton Silver Crest vase (4" tall) with Spanish Lace design. Two more vases from Judith.
Green ruffle rim hobnail vase (represented as Fenton but I don't think it is) and Silver Crest vase. And two more Judith creations.
More Fenton hobnail. The little black vase on the left was made by Dona Rosa of Oaxaca, Mexico and I've had it since I bought it from her way back in the mid-60's. How I've managed to hang onto something that small amazes me to no end! The little white piece on the right is actually a small lidded dish, perhaps for rings or earrings.
My mother-in-law gave me the Fenton cat in the middle (rhinestone collar, very me) and since then I've picked up more kitties when I can find them cheap. Well, yes of course there's a pig, too, but hey, it's CUTE!
Here's BooBooKitty's interpretation of "Fenton Cat In Contemplation". Isn't he BOO-tee-ful?!