Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Earth

I really love finding pottery pieces to display in our kitchen, there is something so earthly and wholesome and organic about unique handmade pieces and even factory-made pieces that use natural materials such as clay. I just realised looking around our home that I am building up quite a collection and thought I'd share some recent finds...

These 2 pieces go beautifully with the little collection of earthenware I posted about here. The bottle was $1 at a market and the little covered bowl was $3 in Vinnie's.

A pair of retro milk jugs, little and large, they are Royal Doulton and cost $3 and $2 respectively.

I love the gorgeous blue hues of this Pontesa covered bowl - $3.

On the lookout for a salt crock / salt pig for ages I finally came across this one, I liked the shape but it was a really ugly unglazed brownish-beige colour, a couple of coats of pale duck-egg blue paint fixed it right up - $2.

Within a couple of days of course I came across another salt pig, and have seen several since (isn't it always the way). This one cost $1.50, it is made by a company called Ecology who use environmentally-friendly practices and materials to make a lovely range of elegant, simple kitchenware. This costs $15 in David Jones, so I saved 90% ;-)

This cute little jug cost $3 at a market, the colour is so much nicer in real life (I am having camera issues, I dropped my SLR and broke the lens and am using a compact point and shoot for now).

A set of 4 cups and saucers, Staffordshire Iron Stone - $6 in total.

This beautiful casserole is made in France by Arcopal. I love the vintage elegance and simplicity of the flower pattern, $2 in Vinnie's.

A tiny cute pair of bowls, perfect for toothpicks, 50 cents each.

And finally, a set of lovely duck-egg blue canisters for the kitchen, again the photo doesn't do the colour justice. These were $10 at a market.

That's all for now folks, I am on the lookout for a new lens for my SLR, wish me luck!

12 comments:

katiecrackernuts said...

Oh Lordy, you dropped your camera? Ouch.

I do like this collection. Good one. I have been amassing '70s mugs. They're just the right size for a zillion cups of tea, a family tradition, and I like the look of them all together.

Anna said...

WOW...you have been a busy gal indeed..some gorgeous finds there at such a bargain price..good skills lovely! x

Emma said...

So sorry to hear about your camera, super annoying! You have got such an eye for spotting the treasures! Love everything!!!

Eleni said...

Ooh, that Pontesa covered bowl is dreamy! What do you keep in it...?

Maybe Santa will bring you a new camrea lens?!!

E. Fernandez @ Modish Vintage said...

I love those light blue canisters, great finds!!!

Vonlipi said...

These canisters are totally fab! I love both salt pigs, you did a real good job with the paint :)

Vintage Hunter said...

Lots of great finds - love the covered bowl and the simple earthenware bottle.

Missa said...

Love the set of kitchen canisters, the stamped wording, the color, the wooden lids. Great collection :)

Nong Yang said...

I am so in love with the covered bowl and salt container! I love pottery items too, but have absolutely no room for any of it. :( Oh well, maybe a few more years.

Jabacue said...

Love the little jug and the canisters! Great finds. The pics are fine....wouldn't have known the difference.
Jim

Sharon said...

great finds!! I now want a salt pig!!

Van said...

Amazing vintage finds, you have a beautiful collection! I would love a salt pig looks pretty practical :) I'll be on the prowl now...