April 2015 archive

Saucers of the Month: Sweet Peas in April

As I was sorting through my vintage china saucer collection recently, I found a few with beautiful images of Sweet Peas — which are the flower of the month for April. I have always had a soft spot for this delicate flower, as I just love the name — such a cute term of endearment. Transformed into jewelry/ring holders, saucers featuring Sweet Peas brings a splash of colour to a vanity or bedside table.


The sweet peas your grandmother grew in her garden truly deserved the name “sweet” because of their delightful fragrance. The Latin ‘lathyrus odoratus,’ which means ‘pea’ and ‘fragrant’ is how the sweet pea was named.


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Sweet Pea Vintage Saucer Ring Holder


The sweet pea appears in a wide range of pastel colours and also blooms in two-tone varieties. The flower is traditionally known as a symbol of ‘good-bye’ or ‘blissful pleasure’.


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Next month, I will be featuring Lily of the Valley for the month of May. I hope you enjoy this new feature!


Share one. For keepsake.

Exciting news! I am announcing my very first contest E-V-E-R! The idea is that every time you share one of my china saucer videos on Facebook or Instagram, you will increase your chances of winning a one-of-a-kind vintage saucer ring holder (featured in the image below). I have had quite a few shares on Facebook so far, with the first video just launched a few days getting 356 views already. Woo hoo! And on Instagram, please share who I am and what I do and use @paigesmith_heirloomkeepsakes and #heirloomkeepsakes. There are also apps like Repost and Regram to help with the sharing process.

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A few more videos will be available to share over the month of April so be on the lookout for them. And share away to win!

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Here are a few beautiful saucers that were featured in the latest video. With Mother’s Day coming up around the corner, they would also make a wonderful gift to say ‘thanks’.

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