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Sunday, November 21, 2010

BLUE COLLECTION....

I started collecting BLUE WINDMILL canister sets over 40 years ago..
and...I'm  STILL in LOVE..
I have them all lined up
for your inspection.
Aren't the little blue ships on the side kinda cute....
I love the pretty writing on these pieces...
and some have prettier colors of blue than others...
This is one set of about 5 or 6...
So many that I have them in cardboard boxes in one of my closets..
the DECORATOR CLOSET, to be exact...haahhhaaa...what a hoot...
a DECORATOR closet !!
I took advantage of our SUNNY, 76 degree weather...
AND, the beautiful, colorful leaves, to take some photo shots OUTSIDE...
Do you see those PECANS,
I have a whole tree full of them...:))

The round canisters are more rare than the others...
and this is the first and ONLY Raisins canister I've ever seen.
Anyone out there have one ?
I don't buy the " new for tourist"  canister sets from HOLLAND..
To my knowledge, I don't have any pieces from HOLLAND...
I'd better remedy that !!

Mine come from GERMANY
and CZECHOSLOVAKIA, which no longer exist.
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The following from the net...
Czechoslovakia or Czecho-Slovakia[1] (Czech and Slovak: Československo, Česko-Slovensko[2]) was a sovereign state in Central Europe which existed from October 1918, when it declared its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until 1992. From 1939 to 1945 the state did not de facto exist due to its forced division and partial incorporation into Nazi Germany, but the Czechoslovak government-in-exile nevertheless continued to exist during this period. In 1945 the eastern part of Carpathian Ruthenia was taken over by the Soviet Union.
On 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
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Isn't that interesting.....

All of my sets are
 different but all have the blue and white windmill design.
I have given daughter a complete set....
and hope to have enough to give 7 granddaughters and a great-granddaughter a set...
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Some of the transfer is much prettier than others...
as you can see in the above photo, there's 3 different styles of painting, lettering, windmill.
I have decided that the ones from GERMANY are the most beautiful.
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When I first started collecting these beauties,
they were a LOT cheaper and more plentiful...

Now it is really hard to find the SETS..
I can find odd and end pieces, which I buy if they are in good shape and are authentic..
I've even been known to buy those NOT in good shape...
...just cause I love 'em..
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DEEDS, my almost 9 year old granddaughter has developed
a love of taking food photos and sending them to me to go on my blog...
thank you, sweetheart.
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Sooo, please enjoy these delicious donuts, courtesy of DEEDS..
she has even supplied us with
SUGAR AND CINNAMON
WARM, MELTED CHOCOLATE
and
POWDERED SUGAR
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Our thanks to you, Deeds...!
I love you !!

Everyone....have a really great day!
LOVE, bj

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44 comments:

Kathy said...

Wonderful post -Your granddaughter sure did a marvelous display and photography -She ought to guest post for you occasionally. :-) That is interesting post about the canisters. My personal favorite was the "salt" . Just a little different frm the others

La said...

I love your collection. Each piece is spectacular!

I think you have a budding blogger on your hands. Deeds' photos are fantastic.

Pass the donuts! La

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your canisters BJ! Amazing that the raisin one is as large as the rice one! Deed's does a great job with her photos, I remember the bacon shaped like a pig:@)

Brenda Kula said...

Thanks for the sweets, Deeds! I love these blue and white pretties, BJ. I never have seen a raisin canister either, now that I think about it.
Brenda

salmagundi said...

You are so fortunate to have started collecting the Windmill things years ago, as they really have gotten expensive. Hope you find scads more for the lucky girls. Deeds takes great pics, just like her grandmother. Sally

Blondie's Journal said...

Your canisters are beautiful...I have seen a few pieces here and there but not a set and it looks like you have a gazillion!! I love the little saltbox!

Oh, another post with sweets! Deeds' takes after her grandmother and she is a budding photographer as well!

Happy Sunday!

XO,
Jane

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh Deeds! You are a true "Grand," of your sweet Grandmother! Look at those goodies. And the photos you took of them! :-)

Zondra Art said...

Great post, I love it!
Beautiful collection!

Big kisses, Zondra Art

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

I have always loved those--so homey and pretty!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Love your beautiful collection. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Your collection is beautiful!! I love how you displayed them to take the photograph!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi BJ Sweetie...
What a gorgeous share today. I love the blues and the windmills are so gorgeous. I love the sail ships on the side. How pretty. I have never seen canisters for Rice, Raisins, and Salt. My gosh how interesting this set is.

Now Deeds is a girl after my own heart. I sure could smell those doughnuts as soon as I opened the post. Love the chocolate and sugar. Oooh yummy Deeds, thank you for sharing today. I love it.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving planned, I am sure you do though, and I can't wait to see what special recipes you have in store to share. Have a gorgeous Monday sweetie. Many hugs and SO much love, Sherry

Deb said...

Those canisters are gorgeous. I have a thing for dishes with writing on them. Deeds donuts look delicious and now I really want one. Oh no....
Have a great evening. Deb'^..^x5

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

What a nice collection, Beeeeej. I love all things blue and white!

SavannahGranny said...

Hi BJ, Thanks for following. I am now following you as well. Does that mean we are stalking each other?
We have more in common than you think. While I don't collect those beautiful blue and white cannisters (you didn't leave any out there) blue is my favorite color and blue and white is my favorite color combination. Blue and yellow follow not far behind.
You have an awesome collection. I haven't toured your entire blog but I would like to see how you have them displayed. I look forward to our visits.
Kudos to Deeds. Gotta teach'em young. Hugs, Ginger

Sheree said...

OH B J - You are a "hoot"! I have a decorator closet too! LOL
Loved the post

Susy said...

Hi BJ. You're canister collection is beautiful, and so is your new picture (: I love that you end your posts with a signature sweet somethin' . Kudos to your granddaughter.

Jacqueline said...

Ok, I was in love with all of the gorgeous canisters, especially the salt one, but that all got swept away by Deeds sending you photos to put on your blog. My heart just melted at that!!! Grandchildren are the greatest gift from God. I could just picture this cutie, wanting to be like her grandma and wanting to be included on the blog. Oh, grandma, you are sooooo lucky. Thanks for sharing both items. Tell her to keep the photos coming.

Cabin and Cottage said...

"Decorator closet" cracks me up! I have more than one of those! Terrific collection you have! Jacqueline

Julie Harward said...

The donuts sound wonderful! I love your collection too..you have a ton of it! Great things! ;D

Maggie B said...

What an interesting collection of blue & white canisters you have.
Your grandaughter is very talented.
Her mosiac is very good, must be in the genes!
Maggie

GrandmaK said...

Well done! A beautiful collection and our pictures are lovely!! Thank you for sharing! Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Cathy

Lavender Cottage said...

This was a treat for me BJ, because I've never seen these cannisters before. And, to think you've been able to collect a number of complete sets.
Thanks for sharing your collection.
The donuts look yummy and how nice to have some 'extras' on the side to spice them up.
Judith

Kathleen Grace said...

Your blue and white canisters are fabuous BJ! Your love of blue and white dishes inspired me to begin looking for blue and white plates. I have a small collectiont that I want to hang in the dining room as soon as I get up the courage to make that many holes in the wall! lol.

Pat said...

Fabulous blue and white collection BJ! Great photos, too!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a beautiful collection of cannisters. Love the blue and white.

From the Kitchen said...

One of my aunts has a nice collection of the blue and white windmills and I love them.

I most especially love Deeds' contribution to your blog post. Delicious looking photography! I hope she will be a frequent guest!

Best,
Bonnie

SmilingSally said...

My mom used to have a set, but I have no idea what happened to them. I love your collection, but of course, you KNEW I would.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful collection!

My Blue Monday

Mel Cole said...

Oh I like your set of jar containers. So beautiful indeed!

My Blue Monday post

gengen said...

Wow that is a keeper collections beautiful. happy blue Monday.

racheld said...

How very beautiful and charming! I DO love blue and white china and dishes and all the other pieces.

My very favorite is the little "wall salt" like my Mammaw had on her faded yellow beadboard kitchen wall.

rachel

Midlife Mom said...

What a LOVELY collection! They are just beautiful and no I have never seen a raisin one either. Did I read correctly that it was 76* ? We are having freezing rain here, I was out Christmas shopping and decided I'd better get home before the roads got slippery!!!

Those donuts look just to die for! My mouth is watering just thinking about them! Very nice pictures that your gd took!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, BJ, thanks for stopping by. NO! I'm not doing Thrifty Treasures now, stopped in Sept. for the year, but will probably start up again in March. It's just too much to do it year round. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lady Jane said...

I want my chocolate, lol... Seriously, you have a marvelous collection. I simply love blue. I have a few pieces of blue willow that were my mom's and thats the closest I have ever gotten to a collection. Deeds take great pics!!! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving. Lady Jane

Diane said...

WOW, what a collection! I ♥ all that blue Ÿ

I'm so glad you stopped by Pittypat paperie and liked my tensel tree and I'm glad you found some garland so you can make a tree, too.

Theresa said...

Love your beautiful blues... I love them no matter where they are from:) Love Miss Deeds' photos! The next generation of bloggers! She is taking after you BJ, FOOD pictures lookin yummy!

Have a blessed day! HUGS!

LV said...

That is amazing you have so many pieces of this lovely pottery. When you collect, you do it in a big way. Very pretty.

Donnie said...

They are lovely. Happy Blue Monday & Happy thanksgiving.

CIELO said...

Lovely... as usual around here! Thanks YOU for bringing us here by participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday! A "special" SOYCM is coming up soon, so come back to hear all about it! ;)


Cielo

eileeninmd said...

What a wonderful canister collection. I love the blue and white patterns and colors. I have never heard of a raisin cainster.

Pam said...

Love the collection. I am always partial to white and blue. And I thought I was the only one with a decorator closet.

Jo said...

BJ, love your collection.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
-Jo
-LazyonLoblolly

Susie Q said...

Now BJ, if you ever tire of your collection, I would be happy to take it off your hands. Of course it would be a burden for me to do it but still...I really wouldn;t mind if you sent it to me. Really.
*giggle*
Just so, so wonderful!
And Deeds' photos are just so good!! Tell her I am giving her a round of applause!!
Love,
Sue