Sunday, November 3, 2013
My Saturday in Junk
Laurie at Indulge Your Shelf recently educated me on the little vases that have an awkwardly angled opening. They are called "spill vases". The purpose was to sit on a mantel or next to a stove and they held small splinters of wood that could be lit and used to transfer the flame to a candle or lamp. The ones I have all seem like they were probably made after matches became plentiful so I am guessing they are a hold-over from earlier times and actually held matches. This one is marked Japan on the bottom and would be adorable next to an old stove!