This Roseville piece of pottery was always on top of the living room bookcase at my grandparents’ house. Grandma Florence had a habit of keeping items visible for whoever gifted her with something (see earlier page on the chair from Emma Myrtie) if they might come into the house and look to see if she still had the item. But it was always there and it was actually a quality piece of pottery, so maybe she liked it and it was a safe place to put it. When she decided to redo the living room furniture (also see earlier page on the chair) she chose colors that really went with this piece of pottery. I really like the branches of the pine tree and the pine cones that seem to grow out of the piece.
I was surprised to see it in the “stuff” that was at my parents’ home when I was preparing the items for an estate sale prior to selling the house itself. I tagged as not part of the sale. The people handling the sale wanted me to keep a number of other pieces that they thought were of value — a Red Wing vase plus some other items. But, when you are already living in a fully furnished home, there is only so many things you can justify keeping. So, the vases: gone; the Roseville Pottery: save.