Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Jug Collection

Fiona shared her collection of jugs with us all last week, so I thought I would join her to show you my collection.....
I started collecting enamelware when I first got married almost 22 years ago! At that time, car-boot sales were few and far between, so they were quite difficult to come by. Also I don't think people valued them years ago and just saw them as a utilitarian object.

I have a few blue and white china ones (and yellow!) perfect for everyday and storing kitchen utensils.

Pretty Rose printed china for afternoon tea and flowers!

Teeny-tiny ones for display.....

and just for fun!!
Why don't you join in!? I was amazed how many I had when I started looking!! I didn't realize I had ANOTHER collection!!

23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link Niki. Your collection is gorgeous. I love all the floral ones. It's funny but seeing yours made me remember a few of mine that I didn't include. I have a collection of red enamelware that includes some jugs. Totally forgot those!

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  2. Hi Niki, what a lovely collection, I have lots of jugs too and one really beautiful big floral one which I bought from your stand at Shepton last year! I suspect you are the same as me and find it impossible to have just one of something - apart from a husband that is - one is MORE than enough I think!!! Clare xx

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  3. I know if I got all mine together I would find that I have yet ANOTHER collection!
    Love all yours and the last ones is very cute :)

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  4. Lovely collection for sure!I can see a huge bunch of white daisies in that enamel pitcher actually any bunch of flowers! :)NG

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  5. Hi Niki, ahhh the roses ones are for me and is'nt that cute postcard behind the smiley jug adorable - come to mention it smiley is pretty adorable to.

    I used to collect jugs years ago, but went mad on it all and ended up with no space, I think most of them are in the loft ... somewhere.

    Best wishes Ginny

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  6. NIKI,
    There are a few there that I'am pretty sure you should send my way. How pretty they all are. I will have to go around here and take a few pictures of mine. I seem to have a major camera blog obsession of late, must post everyday!! Pretty soon I will have to do the neighbors house and their stuff.
    NANCY JO

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  7. Darn it! Between the two of you (Nonnie & you), I'm thinking about starting another collection, of jugs, of course!. Not that I really any encouragement :)

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  8. Coming soon to a blog (cityfarmer) near you!!!!



    Lovely, just lovley

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  9. The enamel jugs are beautiful - I have a couple of small stripey ones that I bought to put narcissi in for my stall at the Country Living Fair in Glasgow last year - I could have sold them a hundred times over!
    Thanks for the lovely bags which arrived today,
    Jane

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  10. Oh, they are so lovely. I'm going to take search my house and post what I have but it won't be as lovely or as many as yours or Nonnies. Jen

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  11. You have inspired me Niki. I will round mine up and see what I have...

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  12. Love all your collection! I especially like the enamelware.

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  13. What a great idea oh yes I'll join in!:D You have a wonderful collection of very pretty jugs Niki, especially the rose jugs are delightful! I found 3 jugs in your collection that I own as well, the blue&white creamer and 2 of the white enemal jugs. I hopefully get around to take pictures tomorrow afternoon!

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  14. Found your site today, it is simple divine! I love looking at your collections. Have a great day!

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  15. I arrive your blog about another blog. All your beautiful thinks on your blog are my taste exactly. I will come back, surely.

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  16. Nice collections. I just adore the pink flowers. I have 3 similar ones myself. Although because they've become so collectible, I have a very hard time finding them. Purple flowers seem to be everywhere...but the pink just aren't showing themselves. I will continue searching. Thank you for sharing :)

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  18. I love it. But I don't know how, I just have 2 that my mother in law gave to me 2 or 3 years ago. I think because the kids, I just kept shopping for them and never for me and also, while they are little I hide the breakables..I already lost few decorations..and because we keep moving all the time I think just now I see how basic I am with our home!! Sorry, I went to far. I really wanted to say how I like the ones with roses.

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  19. What a fantastic collection. Your blue and white creamers remind me of the little blue and white mug I had tea in as a child and both my children used for tea parties. It now sits in a cupboard with my Blue Willow china.

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  20. Your aqua brooch is something like one I have only its missing a few stones.The tiny jugs are all beautiful...almost bought one the other day but it had a chip so I decided against it; maybe next time.

    Annabelle ~^..^~ xo

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  21. Thank you everyone for your comments. I look forward to seeing some of your jug collections!

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  22. I discovered enamelware here in France. It is sold at every brochante and flea market. I started collecting it because it is affordable. There are some amazing painted coffe pots but many of those are out of my range.

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  23. I love your collections. I think we have a LOT in common.

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Niki xx