Most of the finds this month are from England. I received a couple of different shipments of different types of stoneware. I adore early stoneware because it has such character, it is usually at least 100 years old, and I find it is be so versatile. All of these pieces are antique and most many are handmade. It is such a great deal that you can get most of these pieces of stoneware for between $20- $30.
I did get in some more J Sainsbury pots. Hooray! I sold out of my previous batch. These are from the early 1900s and were a form of packaging. Sort of like a modern day tuna can. I love how each jar has its own personality and characteristics. I don’t mind the flaws such as crazing or chips because it only adds to the authenticity.
Also, I was able to get in the cutest little cream jar. These are perfect for flowers, or holding pens, or displaying feathers. Isn’t that little cow on the label darling? During the summer, I am always drawn to blue and white color schemes.
Recently, I have had this penchant for collecting old ginger beer bottles. I love it when they are stamped and I love the handmade imperfections they impart. Each one is unique. Some of them have been imprinted with labels. Others are simple and charming. These look so beautiful grouped together and filled with flowers. Let’s be honest, I put flowers in everything. Whenever I buy something – I end up saying – let’s put some flowers in it. Anyway, these old beer bottles are lovely and are so affordable considering their history and how they were made. They usually run between $20 and $30 each.
Finally, I also came across an old English mustard jar. I just love this too. Of course, I would suggest putting some flowers in it!
So, there you have it! A quick summary of some antique English Stoneware. All very charming, affordable and practical.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today and reading all about what is happening in this corner of the world. Wishing you all a safe Memorial Day weekend. If you get the chance, please be sure to thank someone in military for their service.