Monday, December 29, 2008

Blue Monday


Sally, over at Smiling Sally is hosting Blue Monday. I would like to show you my blue item. It is a Nippon Hat Pin Holder. My husband bought this for me when we were out celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary. I have always wanted one. I think it is so pretty and my dear hubby was so sweet to buy it for me. It is a reproduction which I am not sure what that exactly means, so if anyone knows please feel free to leave me a comment telling me. Thanks! Now I just need some hat pins to put in it!


7 comments:

Lisa said...

That is very pretty. When you get some hat pins, I hope you will have share more photos.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

My husband's great aunts used to have the most beautiful hat pins. This reminds me of them! That's a mighty special anniversary present. Your husband did well! Thanks for sharing...

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila

CC said...

This is si sweet..I love hatpins. My grandmother and the elder ladies always used the hatpins. They were beautiful..

jeanne said...

Hello Jennifer, the original Nippon hat pin holders are very rare now and very expensive. Nippon hand painted dishes, vases, etc. have become rare and collectible. The reproduction of Nippon began several years ago because Nippon was so collectible and there wasn't much of it left that the average person could afford. Some companies started copying the beautiful hand painted works of art and actually tried to pass them off as real. Nippon is very early Japan art. The reproduction pieces are very beautiful but the China used is not as fragile. Your hat pin holder is beautiful and a real treasure even if it is a repro. I used to sell Nippon as an antique dealer.

Hat pins are also reproduced. It is highly unlikely you can find an original one that wouldn't have a high price. The reproductions are lovely just don't pay too much, thinking it is vintage.

Whew, i'm sorry this is such a long post.

Hugs...Jeanne

Claudie said...

Very pretty and I learned something from Jeanne. I have some Nippon from my Aunty. I must go and check it out to see if it's original. She told me it was.
Happy Blue Monday
Claudie from Canada

Smilingsal said...

It sounds to me that you are married to a rare man: one who listens to you and strives to make you happy! Lucky gal. Happy Blue Monday!

imjacobsmom said...

Thanks for posting this and thanks for Jeanne and her vast knowledge of all things antique we all learned from this! Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn