Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Retro Shop of the Week: The Head Vase Shop

Lady head vases were popular during the late 1940s and continued through the 1970's. Originally they were made by flower companies to hold small bouquets or individual flowers. The small openings on the very top helped to maximize sales by limiting the number of blossoms each container held. Clever! Following World War II these vases became very popular in Japan. The Head Vase Shop on Etsy sells many high quality and rare lady head vases.

I know Christmas is over, but this Vintage NAPCO Young Girl Christmas Head is just really precious. I think it would be a great way to display your flowers during the holidays. It was stamped in 1956 and made in Japan.

Another Japanese brand head vase is the Vintage Napcoware Doris Day. This one was made around the 1950s as well. It measures 5 ½ inches tall and 4 ½ inches wide.

I am infatuated with this particular vase. The Rare Lady Head Vase Pink Hat has very delicate yet also bold features. The daring lipstick and the huge yellow rose draw lots of attention while the delicate strokes on her eyelashes and hair make this piece one of a kind. It's very yin and yang and totally unique.

This pretty blonde vase would be fun to have during spring. This Vintage Lady Head Red Lips Vase could bring lots of character to any room. Her dark eyelashes and bright lipstick give her lots of spunk. When I think of head vases she is my personal staple.

When I think of classy women, I think of someone who looks exactly like this Lady Head Wearing Pearls Vase. Out of all the vases on The Head Vase Shop, I think her eye makeup is the best. She also reminds me of Lucille Ball.

I really enjoy most of these vases, but my favorite has to be this Young Girl Head Vase. There are technically two of them, but this style is the best in my opinion. The umbrella the little girl is holding would give a lot of character to flowers put on display. You could even color coordinate them!

There are plenty of vases by The Head Vase Shop on Etsy! Take a look and let me know what you think in the comments below!