Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Humble Old Glass & Old Brown Transferware

I'm always on the lookout for nice old chippy furniture for the shop, but on the way I come across endearing old things that demand my attention. This beautiful milk glass compote, for instance. Great for whole fruit or Easter displays, but I just might serve a nice potato salad right in it! 

A couple of nice big heavy ironstone jugs sit next to it on the table while I'm figuring out my next move. The smaller pitcher in front is still manufactured in France. I like the way they look grouped together.

I have long ago stopped adding to my bottle collection, but these are especially nice samples and were basically a giveaway.

A chippy old brown transferware platter for a small price makes a great display piece too.

I have brought them over to the window on this cloudy day to give you a better look.

These are a great size and shape for embellishment, but it was the embossed writing on them that drew me in closer.

"Taylor Bros., Leading Druggists, Stevens Point, Wis." in beautiful script writing.

The one far left reads"Drake Brothers Co., Milwaukee," also in pretty script. Seems like I have inherited someones favored collection.

They all fit in nicely with the other things I have sitting at this end of the dining room like they all grew up together!

Newer porcelain bowls made in France blend right in with the rest and are more practical for daily use. Everybody's happy!

I just love it when yard sales and fleamarkets spring up again this time of year, don't you? 

Happy hunting! 



Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Beautiful finds, Jacqueline...I love the writing on the bottles!

Cynthia said...

Your ironstone is so pretty, and I love looking at your collections. The bottles are real finds! I am looking forward to garage/yard sale season, but this year, I am going to HAVE to get rid of stuff, so we'll be hosting at least one, ourselves.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the platter, pitchers and glass bottles. You find such beautiful things and always seem to find a place to display them too.

Pura Vida said...

I just love those soft brown tones...big fan of old bottles too!

Bernideen said...

What lovely pieces and the old bottles are wonderful. I've seen recently whre someone decorated them with old lace, etc.

Jeanie said...

Humble, perhaps, but almost unbearably beautiful. Those bottles are fabulous!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Oh Jacqueline this was a yummy post ; ) I thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you so much.
PS - I am eagerly awaiting the Flea markets & yard sales! But in CO it is usually around Mothers Day before we can be assured of warm weather~ Perhaps sooner this year?, we shall see!
Blessings, Karen O

DARK said...

Magnifica imagens.

Primroses Attic said...

Great finds.

Town and Country Gals said...

your finds are beautiful! Especially love the brown transfer ware with all the crazing! Ironstone is always such a treat to come across, your pitchers are wonderful, what a fun find to add to your collection. I too have a small collection of vintage bottles, some I found buried around the early 1910 Queen Ann style farmhouse we owned in NC. Nothing better then finding things to add to our favorite collections, especially at a great price!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I like the pitchers grouped together. I only have one that qualifies as antique but I do love pitchers too- especially with flowers in them! Love the grouping on the chair with the brown transferware and bottles.

handmade by amalia said...

You found lovely things to play around with.

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Jacqueline
And does it get any better then a piece of stoneware or a beautiful bottle? I love the brown and stained white transferware it's just a natural year around look. As for your ironstone up against the beautiful dark pieces in your kitchenette it's always what has drawn me into taking a longer Look all you collect and display. I always love painting most of my darker pieces but in your case and your setting these pieces need to stay as is in their beautiful state.

I love making groupings out of my stoneware, unfortunately not all of my pieces are vintage its Califronia and popular in collecting so when one finds a piece you grab it, so I tend to mix some newer pieces and hand thrown pieces to the bunch making some pieces usable more often then not in my entertaining.

Keep inspiring your beauty, I think it's about time for another spring tour of your kitchen and dinning area ? :)


June said...

I wish I could find half of the great stuff you do Jacqueline! You find such treasures where you are. I really love the beautiful ironstone pitchers! After seeing this beautiful post, all I want to do is go hunting and gathering.
sending hugs...

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Such pretty treasures, Jacqueline. Those ironstone pitches are gorgeous as is the rest of the finds. That bowl and pitcher with the gardenias is the best though. Happy Wednesday..Judy

Rose L said...

I enjoy going on the hunt but need to make sure I do not get too much!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

It's always so beautiful at your home and shop. I would love to find some treasures as lovely as your old transfer ware and those pretty script bottles. I'm always, always on the hunt.


Curtains in My Tree said...

The milk glass compote reminds me of my Mother she always had milk glass items and now sorry they all sold at auction

I never let myself collect bottles however I did keep an old Watkins vanilla bottle with metal screw top that Mom had and I refilled it for years

you make such pretty pictures

I'm ready for sales also

Ornella said...

What a nice treasure!!!

The Charm of Home said...

Awesome finds Jacqueline! I love old bottles like that. I have a collection of them! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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