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Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's amazing and sad at how many young women are being diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  PLEASE take care of yourself and have your mammogram before it is too late.

Vintage Pottery  Each with a story of it's own
Make sure you visit all of the awesome Vintage posts that  Suzanne has so been so gracious to host and our wonderful Beverly who does such a great job hosting our Pink Saturday Post.
Just click on the blog address at the bottom of this post.


There is quite a story about each of these that have a special place in my heart and home.
My Dutch cookie jar was something that I had searched for, for years.  They werre always too expensive. When We were on our 25th Anniversary trip out west we stopped in a few antique malls.  In one I found this sweet dutch boy.  He was painted pink and gray.  When checking for cracks I noticed the paint was pealing.  Lucky me, whoever had painted him had used water based craft paint.  He was only $25. !!! I snatch him up and when we got home I washed off the paint.  Yes some of his original painted details were gone but I love him just as he is.

For many years I had a tea room off my kitchen.  It had wonderful windows all around and french doors at the entrance to the porch.  Above the windows I had a shelf that went completely around the room.  There I was able to display my tea pot collection.  Our new home is much smaller so I narrowed down the collection to less than 20.  About half of them are Christmas tea pots that I bring out after Thanksgiving and store all the others.  The pink flowered one was one my mother in-law gave me.  It was one of their wedding gifts.  That was in 1943.  It has a built in music box on the bottom that plays tea for two.

This dogwood tea pot was bought at a shop in England.  My husband was there on a business trip.  It isn't very vintage but dated 1968 which was the year we met.  He is so thoughtfull!

I like to think of my style as Italian Romantic.  Below is the iron buffet I display my lovely finds.  I didn't highlight all of them but each one has a story of it's own.

Thanks for visiting and May you be blessed this week. Debbie


Sally Annie Magundy said...

How fun to have a tea pot collection, yours are lovely. I'm a big tea lover but alas, no tea pots WAH! I adore your dutch boy cookie jar, so very charming!

Happy VTT,

Postcardy said...

You have a nice collection of teapots, and I especially like the Dutch Boy.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I love that cookie jar.....he looks wonderful and loved seeing all your teapots!! Happy VTT!

bj said...

Love your teapots and the cookie jar is adorable.

bj said...

Paint, did you know you have word verification on? I just went over to my spam folder on Blogger and it had 13, it's working.:))

Ann said...

Love the dutchboy cookie jar. I guess I missed it when I was there. Your teapots look great how you have them displayed. Great shot of your dining area.

LV said...

Al your vintage things are very appropriate for today. However, I love dogwood so the tea pot with them on it it my favorite.

Mary said...

Adorable Dutch Boy! So impressed that your hubbie would bring back a teapot dated the year you met :-)

Parsley said...

That cookie jar just made me SMILE! Do you use any of the pots or are they just decor?

Tiffany said...

I have the dutch girl, Cooky:) She is painted, but I love your unpainted boy too!

Becky said...

Love the Dutch Boy cookie jar. And teapots are so lovely. Happy Pink Saturday.

Brushed By An Angel said...

I love your iron buffet and the many teapots. I collect teacups but only have a few teapots. Happy Pink Saturday.

Gail said...

Debbie, your tea pots are wonderful, it is always fun to see a bit of someones treasures. Thank you for coming by Decorating My Tin Shack for a visit this morning. May God bless your day.

Jacalyn @ said...

Thanks for the reminder about breast cancer. Love you cookie jar - what a great find!

Happy PS,

Holly said...

Hi Debbie~
I wanted to stop by and say hello and have a cup of tea. =0)
Happy Pink Saturday.

Kathy said...

Happy Pink Saturday! You have quite the teapot collection! I love the Italian style and the faux painting on the walls,

Donnie said...

I'm a day late but really enjoyed all your pink pictures. I have the same Dutch Boy Cookie Jar with some of the original paint on it. His mother gave it to us last year it was her mother's. I'll give you my email address if you're interested in the color palette. Don used to be handed a cookie out of it when he was 5- He's now Pink Saturday. Donnie at

Victoria said...

Yes, how awesome is that wall?? VERY!!