I love shopping for vintage because it is the best way to find unique decor for my home. Every once in a while, the vintage gods smile on me and I get something that is oh so special and relevant to my current desires. Today was one of those days.
I was driving with my mom past a thrift shop we don’t usually shop at and I asked her if we could stop. Shortly after we walked into the store, my mom pointed at a shelf and said, “That’s what you need for your house.” I looked up to see this gorgeous Art Deco bowl hand-painted with heavy gold and pink. My jaw dropped.
My mom has been listening to me talk about my search for a china pattern for my house. I have fallen in love with a few patterns and I tend to gravitate toward pink and gold. I love ornate decor with fancy gold paint, but I also LOVE late Sixties psychedelia – hence, the bright pink.
I’ve been scouring vintage shops for inspiration and have fallen in love with bright pink and gold Victorian teacups as well as new china patterns – including the kaleidoscopic pink Byzantine Dreams pattern by Versace and Rosenthal.
I showed my parents the pink Versace pattern and my dad and I joked that I’d be able to afford one plate per year. It’s definitely not on my list of possibilities. But, today I found something even more wonderful and rare – an antique pink and gold Rosenthal statement piece for my dining room. And, it only cost me $13.75.
The large handled bowl is intricately hand-painted with matte 24k gold, shiny 24k gold, bright lilac-pink, iridescent white, and purple paints. It is shocking just how little wear there is to the paint. The gold is in such good condition that the piece glows with reflected light. It is so perfect that I am almost afraid to touch the bowl at all for fear of rubbing off even the slightest bit of paint!
I am thrilled to have this gorgeous piece to elevate whatever china pattern I finally settle on. It is definitely an heirloom-quality piece. With it, I can pass down the story of the summer day that my mom and decided to stop at a random thrift shop and of the $13 that bought me this rare beauty!
What do you think of our vintage find? Do you love the pink and gold color combination as much as I do? Let me know in the comment section below!
♥ Note: Faedra and Rosenthal own all photos.♥