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Posted 3 years ago

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BeauxPurdy
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My Grandmother had a closet that we called , "the vase closet". It was lined floor to ceiling with shelves all covered with vases of every size and color... also in the closet was a safe, and the door to the vase closet was always kept locked. I thought it a bit redundant to lock a safe in a closet, but that is the way it always was. I also wondered why my Grandmother had so many vases. So.....as the closet was being cleaned out and I saw this vase, I thought it would make a great pencil holder or toothbrush holder, and that is what I had been using it for. It never occurred to me that the closet was locked because the vases would be valuable. They were my Great-Grandmothers vases. I took a few, and am I sure glad I did! I asked my Mom, 'who is Stueben?' and she snatched it out of my hands! But, little does she know that in my Granny's last years, I would clip flowers in her yard and she just told me to keep the vases. And they all say Stueben! Then cleaning out the attic, there were some nice silver gift boxes I used to pack some things in, when I got to my house, they were Stueben boxes.
This vase says Lalique, but other than that, I don't know anything about it.

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  1. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Wow! Great story.
  2. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 3 years ago
    Thank-you, Bellin68, good advice!
  3. BeauxPurdy BeauxPurdy, 3 years ago
    AmberRose, Thank-you! Ha, maybe not a great reflection on my family but...oh well, I know my Granny loved me, she had so much grace and charm and dignity, and was so generous. I amire those qualities, and am so blessed that she had such a big heart!
  4. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    Beaux, I thought it was a charming story! Locking the vase closet makes sense, especially with little ones around. It must have given her such pleasure to give you the vases she held so dear. Of course a friendly "don't break them" might have been handy :)

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