Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Collectibles- Enamelware

 Enamelware, I am a huge fan! I collect old pieces as well a few new. Something about the weight, the shine, and of course that history. How many people really drank coffee from the pot, or sipped water from a well using that dipper?

I think the pieces are simple yet elegant. I use a few for storage, each of the pieces below is stuffed with kitchen items I use from time to time but do not need to be out taking up space in a drawer or cupboard.

I am quite partial to the colanders and can't seem to leave one at a sale. Most vintage pieces have cost me less than a couple dollars, there are only two of the (vintage) pieces shown in this post that cost a little more. any guesses?

I actually use my pieces, as much as possible, I do most of my chocolate melting in a vintage enamel double boiler. I keep the larger bowls on the wall and every trip to the garden at harvest time I grab one. They return filled with fresh vegetables and what I love is that they can stay on the counter filled with veggies for days looking great.

I enjoy the look of enamelware bursting with produce so I use them for a fruit bowls.

Whether filled with flowers, fruit or just sittin pretty. I love my enamelware! Do you collect?

Check out Collectors Weekly for some information on enamelware.

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MommaRock said...

Wow.. that is a lot. I love it all! I have very little enamelware, but seeing what you do with yours, make me wanna go get some more and do some decorating with it.

I just got back into blogging and am glad I now follow you :)

NanaDiana said...

You really have a lot of great pieces- what a nice collection- xo Diana

Susie said...

I love it! Beautiful display!

Susie at Puddle Jumper Creations

Danielle said...

I love enamelware. My kitchen is just not big enough for all that I love...I have had to leave some behind at the shops so I wouldn't become a 'hoarder'....I so love your collection.

Katherine Wolak said...

Stunning decor pieces, so rustic and countryish! :D


Pamela said...

LOVING your collection and how you have them all displayed. Thanx for coming to THT!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Shannon,
Your collection is fabulous! I had a tiny saucepan at one time but it finally rusted out on me. Now I have a lone cup which I use to scoop out my epson salts. Love it! I enjoyed looking at your enamelware. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.


Pamela Gordon said...

You have a super collection of enamelware! I do have a few pieces and use them in my decor and for storage. I'm visiting from A Delightsome Life. Pamela

BeckyKay said...

I just love the way you display it all!!! So pretty!

Ann said...

I collect the blue speckled enamelware. You have a fabulous colllection and displayed so pretty. I like using all my vintage too.

Olive Cooper said...

You have a fabulous collection. I have a few pieces but my best piece is a large pitcher from Germany.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love your enamelware! I've never seen the cream and green rimmed before - I think I'ver found something new to be on the hunt for. :)

Happy VTT!

Pam said...

I love that green rimmed piece. I have a few pieces, but normally just use them to store stuff. I need to pull them out to where they are more noticeable.

Jen said...

Gosh, I just adore every bit of your place. Job well done! HUGS....

flourishwithavintageflair said...

Your pieces are amazing! Thanks for sharing, great inspiration! I will be on the hunt for a double broiler now, tee hee hee! I am a new follower of your blog and invite you to join mine as well, would love to see you there! http://flourishwithavintageflair.blogspot.com/

suzyq said...

Amazing pieces ( I don't have any at all - so am very envious lol )
Thanks for sharing!

Diann said...

You have a beautiful collection of enamelware! I am a huge fan of it as well. I only have a few pieces but, I am always looking for them while out thrifting. Thank you for sharing your collection with us at TTF this week!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Enamelware is so much fun! I love all the colors and the homey (or homely in England) feel! What a great collection! Happy VTT (a bit late)!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

How Beautiful. I Love enamelware. You have some wonderful pieces!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have a fabulous collection of enamelware! I have a few pieces and they too make me happy to look at and use! Hugs, Linda

Gram said...

After my husband's grandfather died, we were walking around the 40 acres with his grandmother. At the far back of the property was the "dump," where they were filling a ravine. I picked up a blue and white enamelware pan which had some rusted holes on it. My husband asked what I was going to do with it, and I said use it for a planter. Mamaw said, "well, it already has drainage holes."

Debra said...

Oh I love your collection and how you have it displayed in so many various ways and I also love your tablecloth! : )

Deb said...

You have some wonderful pieces. I have an enamel drinking cup from my grandmother's well. It has to be 100 years old. It sits on top of my fridge as it is all I have of hers because everything was lost in a fire in 1975. You can imagine what a treasure it is to me. I loved seeing all your collection. Just beautiful. Deb (Ontario, Canada)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love the coffee pot and all those great pans with red rims, really a great display! That big graniteware coffee pot is just wonderful!

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Very nice collection! And I like how you display it, especially those hanging on the wall.
I collect vintage children's dishes.
Besos from Argentina, Silvina

Jann Olson said...

Love your collection! And yes, I do collect. Mostly the red and white. I too love using them for gathering veggies in the garden. They are great for holding onions and potatoes in the pantry. You have done a great job of displaying yours. I hope to hang mine in the kitchen area when we finish our basement. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

You have a wonderful collection of enamelware and it looks great how you display it in your kitchen! The pots hanging on the wall is a real eye catcher!! Great idea and thanks so much for sharing!!


Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Love enamelware too! You have a fantastic collection and you display them so beautifully - love your kitchen! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Jann Olson said...

Hi Shannon,
just wanted to hop back and let you know I will be featuring you today on Share Your Cup. Love your collection!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love your vintage kitchenware. Your vignettes are interesting and well done.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a great collection Shannon. Thanks for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday.


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