Tuesday, July 27, 2010


The other day I was asked, "Just how many pitchers do you have?"

I had to count - well, there are 54

At one time I had many more, but several years ago
I purged all but these, my curvaceous favorites.
Some with, but most without,
raised designs of wheat or leaves.

Gentle curves with pouty lips.

Clustered in groups and lined in rows.

All shades of cream or white. A few now so weathered they
might be called "tan." Crazing of the mature ladies,
alerts to the aging of us all.

A few scallops here and there, these are the fancy girls.

From large to small and every size in between.

An Australian rebel; passed down from Grandmother
to Father, and then to me.

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Faded Charm hosted by Kathleen.

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sissie said...

What a lovely collection. I love all the different shades of whites and creams.


Anonymous said...

They're all so beautiful! I can't get enough of white ironstone pitchers either... I just LOVE them!
Hugs ~ Jo

Boxwood Cottage said...

You amaze me every time again with your fantastic collection Z! I love all your gorgeous pitchers!
I'm playing along too today, I have a new old white transom window which I'm super excited about to share and I can't wait to hear how you like it?
Happy WW my friend"
xoxo~ Carola

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Just beautiful! The more I *know* you the more I seem to have in common with you. I ADORE pitchers, although mine tend to be more funky colored!

happy day!

Tete said...

Love your collection! No wonder I can't find any of these! You bought them all!

Deana said...

you have a gorgeous collection!!

Razmataz said...

Wow, that's not a collection, that's a shop......all gorgeous, beautifully displayed.

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm seriously lusting after that pitcher with the raised squirrel motif. It's just amazing!! Love your description of your lovely ladies!

Olive Cooper said...

Fifty-four! Awesome and well done. Do what you love I say. They are serene and calmimg to me. olive♥

Rebecca said...

What a collection and to have so many -simply wonderful!

Lori said...

I have just started collecting white/cream pitchers. You have me beat, lovely pics too.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I have a few too but not even close to 54!!!! Aren't they just gorgeous???

glor said...

Your collection is amazing. I love pitchers, especially white, creme ones.

Gretchen said...

Lovely pitchers in your vast collection. The crazing and imperfections are what I love most. Thanks for a beautiful post!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

What only 54!!! I only have a few.
Is that really a kangaroo one? or a squirrel...I think your teasing us. Julie would love that one!

Anonymous said...

I am so envious of all of your gorgeous pitchers!! Ironstone is my one true love, especially the pitchers!
You have a fantastic collection.
Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

How lovely your pitchers are! I adore the clean and simple display of all the whites and creams together..so restful.

It is always a pleasure to stop by your place...


My Shabby Roses said...

WOW...54 that's quite a lot! I'm sure that they make quite a fabulous statement in your home.
I too love white pottery..I have a long way to go to catch up to you though!
Happy White Wednesday!

julie miller said...

What an impressive collection of yumminess!!! Simple and beautiful--thanks for sharing. Julie

Faded Charm said...

Oh, I do have a soft spot for these old pitchers. I have quite a few also and have decided to purge for my next sale and only keep the older ones that I really love.

I do wish we lived closer so I could invite you over to sit a spell on my porch. The things we would have to talk about.

Take care,


June said...

Hi Z dear,
Oh my gosh!!! I am in cream and crazing heaven over here just looking at this post! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE white and cream pitchers. What a beautiful collection. Okay, now I think (even though I ADORE you) I'm am letting envy creep in a bit. These are so hard to find here and now I know why...because SUZAN has them all!

Are you keeping up with everything? Sadly I am not. I am going to do one more post and then take a looong blog break. I have to catch up on some painting I have been doing here in the garden and the house, and then the weeds are starting to get crazy again. My SIL is dying. The DR. is giving her about 2 weeks to a month. I need to take care of some things.
It feels like I have been on the computer for 4 days straight! While I LOVE it...I am falling so far behind in other things.

I am so excited about having this experience with the studio. But I am really excited knowing that you are too. Isn't it so cool???
hugs to you dear one...

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Beautiful collection! I love all the different shades of white and the graceful curves!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Love your ironstone pitchers. I also have a small collection of ironstone ones and a larger collection of graniteware pitchers. I love the simplicity of pitchers. Thanks for sharing!!!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

I have a slight fetish for pouty white pitchers as well. Your collection is lovely. I wish I had a few more shelves built to house them all ~ Happy WW!

Claudia said...

You have a beautiful collection. I am always drawn to pitchers - I love their sweet curved lines.


Miss Sandy said...

What a glorious collection! The one with the little rabbit on it is my favorite.

Romeo said...

I love your collection of ironstone pitchers! "She" only has 11 but just as well I suppose. Now if "she" was willing to fill them ALL with creme and milk.....Howie, do you think OldGreyMare would do that for us?!? Might have to call the milkman for special delivery but we'd be worth it, right?!

I hope you are both having a great evening!


Romeo and "her"

erin said...

54!!!! holy moly! fantastic collection!!
p.s. my fave sir paul song is... Yesterday. love it!

Alaina said...

I love the pitchers. I too have a few but not nearly as many as those. I must say the imperfect ones are usually my favorite, crazed, slightly off color, they are loved.

rustandruffles said...

Your collection of pitchers is wonderful....years ago I started a pitcher collection, but kind of ran out of steam...now I wish I hadn't!!
Happy WW!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

WOW.... awesome

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Suzan
Well the pitchers are lovely.. but I really want those scales in the last photo... By the way.. which is the Australian rebel??/ the last one...??? OH... just read Carole's comment.. hahahahahahaha.. I concur!!! I think it is a squirrel... Maybe I am the Aussie Rebel!!!...

OK.. my friend.. thanks for popping over... darn internet.. darn roof.. darn slippery ladder... darn.... whatever.. xxxx Julie

Robyn said...

"Gentle curves with pouty lips" I ADORE this quote! I ALWAYS think of my ironstone pitchers as elegant ladies! ...now I don't think I'm so weird!

Rita said...

Oh my, did i hear 54?????????????
That's quite a number even for a collection. your pitchers are fabulous and i love all the different shades of creams and whites and the raised decors. Superb collection!!!
It's been a pleasant visit and will come back again. hand't joined in the fun of a WW in a long time and now that I'm back I see so many participants with marvelous vignettes of their white lovelies.
pop over my bllog if you have the time. I'll be glad to have you over!

gretchen said...

54 isn't such a large number...or age for that matter!

the photos and the pitchers are beautiful.