Betty Lou's daughter, Luanne, has fond memories of helping her mother create the Betty Lou signature head vases dating back to her grade school days.
Through the years, the popularity of Betty Lou head vases has continued to grow; not just the named Luanne head vases, but also all others carrying the Betty Lou namesake as well.
Each head vase was created with slight variations of color combinations as shown in their dress or hats, but none with eyebrows . . . giving them their distinctive appearance.
The "Luanne" head vase was the only original Betty Lou (other than Madonna), produced with a full upper bodice and hands. She came in two sizes 8" & 10", each with values over $1,000 today.
In keeping with the demand to preserve the popular Betty Lou Nichols' head vases, Luanne Nichols Shoup started her own head vase repair business.
Ceramic and Porcelain Restorations
uanne's passion and appreciation for her mother's work is her inspiration. Each repair is treated with the same meticulous care and attention her mother used when creating them.
er expert knowledge of materials, color matching and understanding of vintage contemporary materials has also enabled her to expand her restoration business beyond her mother's vases.
er restorations & repairs include other ceramics and porcelain items including:
Headvases, figurines, Napco , Inarco, Hawaiiana, Kay Finch, Florence Ceramics . . .
For repairs, contact Luanne at:
to see additional before and after images.
Luanne in her home "repair and restoration" office
Huntington Beach, CA
To view other Betty Lou Nichols collectibles from Luanne's personal collection, click here.
To read more about Luanne, also co-founder of the Huntington Beach Art Walk reprinted from the Head Hunters Newsletter, click here.