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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Colorado Columbine

Since Coloradolady loves going to the mountains, trust she enjoys my Vintage Thingies Thursday today. There are many more great vintage things to be seen at http://coloradolady.blogspot.com.


This is a gorgeous vintage cup and saucer by Norcrest in the Columbine pattern. My sister is the owner of this set. It belonged to her mother-in-law. It dates back to the late 40s or 50s. It is hand painted and completely trimmed in gold. The pretty blue Columbines are the state flower of Colorado.

The Columbine flower started its journey to become the Colorado State flower back in 1891 when some Colorado school children voted the flower as their favorite. In 1899 a Colorado Women's Club, in Cripple Creek, discovered the flower had never been officially declared as the state flower. On April 4, 1899 the Columbine was approved as the state flower.

24 comments:

Zondra Art said...

I lake it, beautiful vintage cup!
Kisses:)

Ginny said...

It is very pretty and unusual, being that it has feet! Makes me think of that awful school shooting. I guess this flower will be forever associated with it.

Incipient Wings said...

how cute!i've never seen a cup like that:)

farmlady said...

This is a gorgeous cup and saucer and the Columbine is one of my favorite flowers.
How fortunate your sister is to own something so beautiful.
Just lovely...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Haven't seen a columbine this time in CO, but many other beautiful wildflowers. That china cup is priceless. I bet your meme hostess loved this post!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my what a beautiful teacup. The columbines are beautifully painted.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

just LOVE this cup..the little feet on it are the best.

bj said...

The tea cup and the flowers are so beautiful.

Yes, both my coffee pots perk on a stove, too. :)
I am going tomorrow to Wal*Mart to get a new coffee maker, I think.

bj said...

The tea cup and the flowers are so beautiful.

Yes, both my coffee pots perk on a stove, too. :)
I am going tomorrow to Wal*Mart to get a new coffee maker, I think.

kpaints said...

So lovely! Thanks for stoping by my blog and for the Columbine history too!

Betsy said...

What a pretty cup and saucer. The painting on the saucer looks three dimensional.

Ann said...

I love this teacup and saucer. So beautiful. Columbine is a very favorite of mine.
Ann

D said...

Hi, LV,
What a beautiful purple color the Columbine has. Lovely tea cup your sister has, too.
Still hot down here, and cooking
ANY day is "out" for me :)

D

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Draling cup!!
*hugs*deb

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

What a lovely cup and saucer. I didn't know the Columbine was the state flower for Colorado. I learn something new every day. Thanks for sharing and for visiting me at Cottage and Creek. Have a blessed day.
~Lynn

Heart2Heart said...

Love how vintage stuff is coming back around again. This is beautiful and the coloring on the cup and saucer is breath-taking.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

twice upon a time said...

gorgeous teacup! I love columbines :-)

marian said...

it's gorgeous and so is the columbine flower, i really enjoyed learning about its history :)

Janet said...

The Columbine is such a pretty flower! I've seen them growing in the California mountains, too!
Blessings,
Janet

Marydon said...

Have not, out of the 100s of teacups we've had, seen this design. It is just gorgeous, LV. I have tons of Columbine in my gardens.

Thank you for your support this week, you mean a lot to me.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

jeanne said...

Hi LV, You might know I have not had internet for the past 4 days. Sigh. A bad storm took it out. It is fixed!

Your sister's cup and saucer is beautiful. I have never seen a columbine flower. They are so pretty. I really love your pics for Wednesday too.

I was just sitting here remembering when Suzanne asked everyone to remember your 80th birthday. I am so happy I know you LV. You are an inspiration to Bloggers.
Love, Jeanne

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

You are such an inspiration...thanks for visiting my blog and leading me back here. I'm a new follower.

☆☆Mumsy said...

Beautiful teacups, and Colorado columbines are so pretty!

Karen said...

Thank you for including the last picture of the columbines! It was taken from a spot in front of the Maroon Bells, the peaks in the distance. We camped there on our honeymoon, 33 years ago yesterday. Bless you, LV, for being so computer literate. I hope to be as interested in learning when I "grow up"! Thanks for your visit to my blog. *hugs*k