Tag Archives: Made in Japan

A World of Merriment: Japanese Bell Figurines

The information I discover about the items I sell in my Etsy shop never ceases to amaze me. Even the most innocuous items can have a fascinating history! At first glance, these appear to be nothing more than the kind … Continue reading

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Add Some Luster to Your Life.

I’ve fallen head over heels in love. See, for most of my life, I took lusterware for granted. It was everywhere in our Janvier Road bungalow and in my childhood home. Then, most of it broke from usage or was … Continue reading

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Who Invented the Term “Satsuma Moriage,” Anyway?

These lamps caused me way more agita than they’re worth. When I opened my Etsy shop, I had to research many of the items from the Janvier Road bungalow to see what they were, and whether they were Etsy material, … Continue reading

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Geisha Girl Porcelain: The affordable vintage collectible

If this pattern looks familiar, it’s probably because you have a Geisha Girl item in your attic, basement or étagère. From the late 19th Century until the 1950s, Geisha Girl plates, pitchers, salt & pepper shakers and a host of … Continue reading

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