Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday

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Here are some vintage thingies from my kitchen that I use often: My great grandmother's cast iron dutch oven and ceramic crock. Just to put them in context: these great grandparents married in 1900. I use the crock to hide things that I need nearby but don't want out in the open. Right now it has kittycat medicine in it. She had several more, I'm told, this one is the smallest. She kept food in them in the cellar. Then theres the world's best jar opener (see the gears on the underside?)is in the front on its side, and finally a grey pot that I keep on the counter as a catch-all.
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The next 2 photos are plates and bowls that I got mostly for 25 cents each yesterday, some a bit more, to make plate flowers or (gasp) to break up for mosaic. There were 3 more but I took them to my mosaics class last night and broke them up for my project. I just love the hollyhock bowls. I will probably use the other bowls for kitty dishes. There was a whole stack of the glass star shaped plates but they were expensive at $1 each (as were the hollyhock bowls) so I'm going to play with them to see if they are wonderful enough on plate flowers to justify the price.

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I just think the appleblossom plates are so pretty, I took a closeup.

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Thanks for looking!

Kathy

26 comments:

  1. Don't you just love the old cast iron pans? It's hard to find the dutch ovens with the lids. You were so lucky to have one passed down to you. I like the apple blossom plates too. So colorful and pretty.

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  2. What a great collection(-:
    I love those glass star shaped plates for plate flowers(-:

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  3. I love the cast iron dutch oven. Even better that it was your Grandmother's.

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  4. great finds...I have got a stack of dishes, and plan on making some flowers this spring...love the flower plates you found! Happy VTT!

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  5. Wouldn't you love to have one of every plate? Those will make lovely plate flowers! And that crock is fabulous. What a great keepsake of your great grandparents. It's a wonder that fragile things like that survived this long!
    Happy VTT!
    Carol

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  6. Great cast iron dutch oven! Really special that it was your grandmothers. And I love all of your plates! Can you put them on top of candle sticks to make candy dishes?

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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  7. Thats a good idea Jocelyn. I think I'll try to do something different with the appleblossom plates.
    Kathy

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  8. Lovely pieces those dishes, and great finds!
    I like the cast iron dutch oven very much. So nice it belonged to your great grandmother...

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  9. I have an identical dutch oven that was my grandmother's-- it's my secret ingredient when I make stews and chilies!

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  10. i've got a few cast iron pots & kettles..they look great grouped together..btw i love that sweet little grey dish

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  11. My mom uses cast iron pots. I don't know how she lifts them!

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  12. Cast iron pots are the best! Love your crock. Thanks for sharing and happy VTT!

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  13. I find the older things cook better sometimes then the new stuff. I use cast iron skillets all the time. Nothing better. You have some really neat treasures there.

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  14. I'm with you on using our things. I'd rather they break while in use as opposed to while being dusted. How sad...

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  15. Thanks for sharing! I am a big crockery fan, and also have a few old cast iron pieces from my MIL. I will have to photograph them for future VTT's. I agree, the appleblossom plate is wonderful.
    Mary Lou

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  16. Don't you love using your vintage things? I do. Love your plates and they will be lovely in a mosaic.

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  17. How wonderful to have your great grandmother's cast iron dutch oven!

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  18. fun stuff. plate flowers look really cool.

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  19. I would love to try some mosaic with the broken dishes it looks so pretty.
    I love the hollyhocks too!

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  20. Your cast iron dutch oven is AMAZING! I wish I had my Grandmothers old pans. I also hide a few things in a pitcher on top of my refrigerator, so I can easily get to them, but no one has to see them.

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  21. i love dishes.. and pretty ones with flowers on it.. always melt my heart! thanks for sharing yoru pretty dishes.. happy vtt

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  22. Oh, you got some awesome thrifty things!! I just want to sit down at your table and go through it all piece by piece! LOL

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  23. Those dishes are so cute. I really like the little white one with roses. So dainty. Its so fun to pick up precious orphans. Kk

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  24. I love usable items that have history!

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