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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

VINTAGE THINGIES THURSDAY...

This is my FIRST time to play at
VINTAGE THINGIES THURSDAY with SUZANNE over at
COLORADO LADY..
when you go over to see HER vintage things and leave sweet words for her,
she will have a list of others that would LOVE for you to come by....
and THANK YOU for coming to see me today..
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................do YOU have more PITCHERS than I do ??
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How in the world did I acquire SO many pitchers ??
Most of them are ANTIQUE or at least COLLECTIBLES ......

THIS is the little beauty that started it all...
An Ironstone pitcher my mother gave Mr. Sweet and I
for our 10th anniversary....almost 40 years ago !
(Gosh, that makes Mr. Sweet OLD)
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This little polka dot beauty is my NEWEST one..
all the way from LITTLE RED HOUSE...
Again, my thanks, MARY...I just love it !
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LIBERTY BLUE...
I'M IN LOVE !

if you don't know the story behind LIBERTY BLUE DINNERWARE, you can google it...
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Vintage cruet from my Great Aunt Betty....
my namesake ......
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My mom's...it is so beautiful and guess where she got it....
WOOLSWORTH 5 & DIME...in the 30's.....
PRICELESS !
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The blue beauty on the left is VERY olden and from my aunt..the lighter blue one is a thrift store find ...

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It seems to be my WHITE IRONSTONE and other WHITE pitchers
that is growing by leaps and bounds...
I don't go LOOKING for them...they just seem to be every where...
and I could never....NEVER.... just leave one at that ole dusty thrift store !!
no siree....!! The little one, in front with the band of stripes...always has reminded me of Aladdin's lamp..
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"Come on....come home with ME, little white pitchers...
there's brothers and sisters waiting for you!"
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(i am almost ashamed to say that THIS isn't all....)

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My favorite of all...and very VERY OLD...
from my AUNT LILLIAN....
remember ?...
I would whole lot rather have my AUNT LILLIAN than this ole pitcher !!
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Aren't COLLECTIONS fun....? ......even when you didn't really
mean to START a collection at all !! Just maybe they are
the most fun of all...?
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XO bj

52 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love all your pitchers BJ, but those white ironstone pitchers took my breath away!! Great post!

Kelly said...

This is a beautiful collection and I always love meeting a fellow Liberty Blue kindred spirit! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Janet, said...

Yes, you have a lot of pitchers. The blue ones are my favorite.

Amy said...

yes I love your pitchers but I am loving even more your antiques sign :-)

Brenda said...

i think we may have about the same. I just love them and pass up many because I have no where to put the. I still love my white ones.

Amelia said...

Love those white pitchers!

Elizabeth said...

Welcome to VTT, BJ! Love your cherry motif!
I don't know anyone with more pitchers than this, that's for sure!

Jewelgirl said...

Fabulous collection! I agree with you
you saved the best for last, I am
truly envious of that Aunt Lillian's beautiful old pitcher!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Love all your pitchers, aren't they great. I collect pitchers and teapots. I don't think you ever mean to start a collection, I think you get one and just can't stop.

Deanna said...

Hi dearest one,
I have to say that I adore the new look. You always have such sweet backgrounds. I would love to just snatch that border dessert right off of the screen...!!

I love your pitchers. I'm not sure why I haven't collected them. No telling how many I've passed up at the thrift stores (slapping forehead)...AAUUGH!! Aunt Lillian's pitcher is just darling. How nice that we can still have a bit of our loved one's cherished pretties.

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Deanna said...

(slapping forehead again) I meant Banner, not border! The dessert on your banner. Or is it called header?


hahahahahha (suffering from Dory Disease)
Deanna :D

Denise said...

Oh, BJ, I love pithchers, too. Big or small, new or old, I don't care I love them all!

Have great day, Denise

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your pitchers are all wonderful! I love them all. The white ironstones are my favorite!
xo
Penny

CC said...

I love all your pretty pitchers, the ironstone pitchers are so beautiful..but I think my favorite is the little one your mother got from the "dime" store.It's just wonderful. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.

Bea said...

I have a couple of creamers like the cut glass one. Love your collection.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, BJ welcome to VTT. I am so glad you are here. My, what a wonderful collection of pitchers. I really love all the white ones, and the one with the band....love it!!
Have a great weekend...thanks for showing your treasures today.

abeachcottage said...

oooh love them all, the dotty one is my fave...

Sarah

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh..so many beautiful things. YUM! I love old things...and now I are one!! :)
Mona

The blog of MBW said...

You got some nice collection. I like the white pitchers-they are nice when they are displayed together.

I'm just as bad collecting stuff- I get addicted. Let me know when you're ready to go to rehab, I will hold your hand. he,he,he

Have a nice day!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Gorgeous pitchers!!..i've got quite a few too but they're mainly milk/cream jugs :)

Allidink said...

LOL that is a lot of pictures but they are so neat! I think it's a cool thing to collect.

All the best,
Allison

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you got so many lovely pitchers! and a lot!!! hehehehe great collection! thanks for sharing & have a nice day!

Picket said...

Morning BJ....girl you do have alot of pitchers! Love those white ones but those passed down from your family are true treasures indeed! Have a great day sweetie!

Beverly said...

Wow, BJ! These are all wonderful. I'm so glad you shared them with us.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Love these pitchers, BJ, but the polka dot one stole my little polka dot heart! BUT, those white ones send my magpie pulse racing, too! You've got quite the collection, my friend! Love them!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Ohhhh BJ I love them all! Guess you know which one is my favorite ;)

Hugs,
Dena

Bo said...

Well BJ...when you live as long as we have you can't help but have a BIG collection of anything, right? So I guess the bigger the collection gets, the longer we will live and that's a mighty good thing to collect...life years! When I tease Mr. Bo about being soooo much older than me he says, "Yeah, but I don't look it!"...that ol' fart! Hugs, ;-) Bo

Stacey said...

I love your collection of pitchers...I never noticed that you had all of those. They are beautiful!

Susan said...

Welcome to VTT, BJ. Beautiful collection and yes, pitchers of all sizes seem to add up around my place too. I love Liberty Blue and Ironstone.

Smilingsal said...

I understand why Aunt Lillian's would be your favoritie; it's so beautifully shaped and decorated.

Miri said...

Wonderful collection of pitchers! Truly wonderful!

Twice as Nice said...

Your favorite is mine too. I love that pitcher. Love all the white ironstone too. I never have any luck finding any. I'm really going to start hunting for some. I would like to put a few plates on the wall in my diningroom.

ClassyChassy said...

The last one is my favorite! Very nice collection!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely collection of pitchers. Isn't it funny how they seem to multiply!

Have a Thankful Thursday
from the Raggedy Roberta Anne

jeanne said...

BJ, I love all the vintage you shared today. It just speaks to me. Your white treasures are awesome. I love that white stuff too. I don't have much of it though. You better lock down those gorgeous things. I have an Aunt Lillian too. She is still alive and way up in her eighties. She is in MI. so my visits are way to few. Her pitcher is beautiful. You are so lucky to have such a treasure as a memory.

Have a happy day my friend.

Hugs...Jeanne

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, I just love pitchers, and you've got a great collection!!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a fantastic collection. I love the ironstone and that little crystal gem that your mother got from Woolworth's. Remember the soda counter?! Sigh* Memories!

Back Through Time said...

Love all those pitchers! As always a fun post!
Michelle

Sarah said...

You have some lovely pitchers especially the old, old ones. That Liberty Blue reminds me...I have some plates and bowls in a box...somewhere!!

Bonnie said...

What a great selection. And seeing the cruet made me think that my mother had 2 or 3 of those and I don't have any idea what happened to them. You just don't find stuff like that anymore.

PC said...

Very aweseome! I saw a few pitchers I have in your collection. Thanks for sharing! They are all beautiful. Paula from Idaho

sue said...

BJ you know I share your love of ironstone! Your collection looks like it has grown alot since the RMS days. I kinda stopped collecting it because of space issues, but maybe just one more if I see something this weekend! xo Sue

Judi said...

BJ
YOu sure do have a lot of pitchers..I do know what you mean about not being able to leave in a store something you collect. Thats how it starts. You start to fancy something and it just grows...dont' I know it!
I love all yours. The white ones are so pretty..and the one that looks a lot like a gravy one. Very pretty. Well as long as you have room..unlike me..*sigh*.
keep collecting.
Hope you've had a chance to put your feet up a bit.
have a lovely day
Judi

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, I love your pitcher collection. The one from your aunt Lillan touched my heart. My great grandma Lillan practially raised me. She meant everything to me. So, I do understand the sentiment. Thanks for the warm welcome back. I really needed it.
Hugs, Terrie

JudyBug said...

What a gorgeous collection! I love your Aunt Lillian pitcher. Don't you just love being surrounded by things your family loved? It gives me great comfort.

I always enjoy your comments!!
JudyBug

santamaker said...

Hi BJ,
Just loved the tablescape you did over at Susan's.
Love all of your treasures. My faves are your ironstone. They look great in your display!

ksarra said...

Thanks for sharing your collection of pitchers BJ, and especially the sweet memories behind them. Those family treasures are priceless, aren't they? I still want to do a shadowbox like yours!

The Charm House said...

Please join me on the 15th of each month for my Tour of Collections! You have such a wonderful collection of Ironstone and I would love for you to show it!
Hugs,
Yvette

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I love that polka dot one!!!

I've turned my blog off...please don't think I've blocked you, okay? I may return soon :)

Betty said...

Thanks for sharing, you know I love looking at all your pretties!

Betty

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow...BJ...what a great collection of pitchers! I love them all! Thanks for sharing them with us...now I want to collect more!
:-)

Adrienne said...

Hi BJ - Your pitchers are gorgeous. I love pitchers, too, and have quite a few. My grandmother collected little pitchers. She had lots of them and they were divided up when she died so each of us girls have some of her little ones. I especially loved her teeny, tiny ones! Thanks for sharing yours with us. ~Adrienne~