Happy 4th of July ...
Featuring my vintage red, white and blue enamelware.
The bowl is vintage and holds antique stone fruit.
The little guy makes me smile. He is amazing ... made of rocks ... like native rocks picked from the fields. He has a twin brother in another room. The framed swans picture is a 1980's Valentine card from a very dear friend when we lived in Michigan.
Back in our home town ...
I was headed to town one day as saw a garage sale sign ... I break for garage sales! This was a family I knew and the son was selling his Mom's stuff by the box full for $5.00 a box ... now, these were large moving boxes ... I bought five, yes FIVE big boxes without even looking at what was inside. On top of this one was five white enamel pitchers. Man, I grabbed that one really quick.
I scatter them out in my kitchen and find uses for them. This one, sitting in a old wire apple picking basket, holds some vintage red-handled utensils and creates a cute vignette. The red bowl in front, holds paper dinner napkins.
I use this one to carry water to my plants on the front porch.
I guess I love to display stuff in wire baskets. This one is displayed with vintage wooden rolling pins and bread boards. This is the smallest one.
Another wire field basket for picking apples ... and one of the largest pitchers. The decal on front covers a chipped place in the enamel. Looks like a 1970 kind of decal.
Six white enamel pitchers all in a row. The third one from the left was acquired at another sale. It is badly chipped on the other side. I think a young boy used it for target practice with a BB gun.The blue pail was bought at an estate sale just recently for $10.50 ...wow, this was a steal !!!
Unusual red divided plate ... I think I have two. The light blue pan has very open splatter. The mug has a hinged lid ...
This was a Spring/Easter table decoration using three of the pitchers to hold Spring flowers. The white stool is a vintage milking stool.
Hope you enjoyed my red, white and blue displays.
The stone men say thanks for visiting.
Just look at that cute face.
Part of their tie is missing, but they don't care.
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