Thursday, July 19, 2012

I'm now a blue pottery collector~

Hi friends!  I sure have missed you all SO much!!  I hope you are having a fun summer.  We've had a busy one... which explains why I've been missing for almost two months!  Wow, can't believe I've been gone that long.  My oldest two are heading to Arizona in the morning for a week long mission trip so I hope to spend the next week blogging.  =]

I just had to get on here and share some wonderful pieces that I've been blessed with!  My new, very sweet blog friend from Belgium has a delightful blog called The Gingerbread Gem.  You really should go visit Goedele and meet her if you haven't already.  Actually her family is visiting the US and are in PA Amish country right now!  Goedele and I both started working for a temp service back in April during the same week!  She knew how apprehensive I was about going back to work after being a stay at home mom.  Out of the sweetness of her heart, she sent me this adorable lavender stake because she knows I love lavender.  =]

As you can see Goedele, it goes perfectly with my lavender bunch!  Thank you so much for your kind heart and sweet friendship!  It just amazes me that someone on the other side of the world has the same love of primitives and antiques that I do.  I hope you are enjoying your visit to our country!  =]

One of my friends at work was getting rid of some things and blessed me with 2 boxes of primitives and pottery because she knew how much I loved them.  I had no idea what all she had until I started unpacking it all.  Needless to say, I was blown away!  This first picture shows a beautiful blue jar filled with cinnamon sticks, topped off with a zinc lid, LOVE!  An old spool, old spool lamp (without the shade), adorable butt basket!  4 candle plates (one is so tiny and cute!).  Americana star with grungy candle and a wonderful iron hanging candle holder!  Lots of fun stuff~  Eek!  Just realized that the awesome curved butter paddle didn't make the picture.

Then I came across all this beautiful blue pottery... W O W!!

I wasn't a blue pottery collector until now!  Thanks Patty!!  I really don't know much about pottery at all so I had to look up what I have. The pie plate and bowl on the bottom rack of the pie holder are Roseville pottery!  The darker blue spongeware pie plate on the top rack, the spongeware pot with lid and pitcher in the back are all from Marshall Pottery.  So neat how each piece is signed by the "master potter".  The small bowl in front on the right is from Williamsburg Pottery Factory.  The other pieces and the soap dispenser are from Beaumont Brothers Pottery.  I have seriously been searching for a soap dispenser for my kitchen for quite some time and just haven't found one I like... until now, hehe.

So the pottery is all sitting on my kitchen counter, looking for the perfect spot to land and I don't have a clue where to put it.  =/  The only blue piece I have in my kitchen/dining room is a biscuit jar that my sister gave me.  My kitchen is red with mustard and brown.  How do you think I should display it?  Should I keep it all together?  I know that makes for a bigger impact but since it's the only blue I have, should I disperse it about the kitchen/dining room?  Thanks in advance for your advice!  I always value it tremendously!!  =]

I've been working part time at Hobby Lobby for the summer... getting all that Fall and Christmas out for you, lol.  I tell you what... I'm beyond ready to decorate for fall!  I'm so anxious that I can hardly stand it.  Less than a month, when the kids start back to school... those totes are coming outta the attic, hehe!

There are a couple of projects I've been working on this summer but this 100+ heat is keeping me from sanding and waxing.  So I will share a sneak peek at one of my projects...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Such sweet and dear friends I have, so very blessed I am!

Oh, and how could I forget?!  Today is our 15th wedding anniversary!  We won't be celebrating tonight though... gotta get the kids ready for AZ in the morning.  But with the temp being 104 today with a heat index of 110, I prefer to stay in the house, lol.  Friday and Saturday don't look much better with it being 106 and 105.  We might have to wait till next month to celebrate, ha!  Who gets married in the heat of the summer anyway?!  I remember my florist sister-in-law from Missouri did my flowers.  I so wanted Magnolias.  She tried to tell me that it would be near impossible to travel across the state with Magnolias in July.  But I wanted them SO much.  The sweet thing that she is... made up the bouquets and boutonnieres, put them in a cooler and brought them to the chapel.  By the end of the wedding they were definitely turning brown but I got my Magnolias, lol.  Why, oh why did we get married in the heat of summer?  Happy Anniversary to my sweet baby, love him dearly!


  1. Happy Anniversary!!! I, for one, am soooo happy that fall and Christmas are appearing in Hobby Lobby, I could spends lots and lots of money in that place. Hoping for cool weather too.

  2. Oh what treasures! You sure are blessed with wonderful friends and family. Happy Anniversary! I will look forward to hearing from yo again soon. I have missed you. Blessings ~Sara

  3. Angie: Good to have you back and I presume you are "all better now." as my kids used to say. What a friend you have to give you all that wonderful pottery. Yes, try to display it together, at least all the blue pieces. Maybe in a hutch, china cabinet or shelf. You will love the addition of the great blue pieces with your red and brown color scheme. Blue is a nice cool color to introduce to red color schemes. Keep well! {{HUGS}} Joy

  4. Sweet goodies from your friend..Happy Anniversary! I'm fall dreaming too,Can't wait for cooler temps,spicy scents and warm colors...Hugs!~Amy

  5. Happy Anniversary, Angie! Love all the treasures you got! I have little one piece of that blue pottery and I love moving it around my house. :)
    I will be thinking safe thoughts as your family travels. May their mission trip be fruitful and blessed.
    Your two months away was much better than my six months, so don't be too hard on yourself!

  6. Hi Angie,
    So glad to hear you will have a week or relaxation. What a blessing your children are! Happy Anniversary and glad to see you back in blogland. I missed you!

  7. Wow wonderful prims love the lavender
    stake from Goedele

    I would spread the blue about

    Happy Happy Anniversary to you

  8. that really you!?! Been a long time girl!! ;) Hope the kids have a great time in AZ----you have a lot of blogging to do to make up for your absence!! As far as the blue you have a cupboard that you can display it in with the doors open? With as much as you were gifted, it would make an instant impact!! You lucky girl!! Happy Anniversary--make sure to take some special time with your sweetie!! :) --Jan

  9. Happy Anniversary Angie!! I hope you get to celebrate sometime in the next week when the oldest two are gone:) Maybe the baby can sleep over somewhere. Hee hee. Anyway, not sure that was totally appropriate. I love the giftst you were given. Geodele is so special. I am so glad to know her too. Isn't it amazing that we can have friends across the world? Your coworker gave you some really fun things. Sometimes I have things sitting around for weeks until I can move stuff around to make it all fit in. Sometimes DH will ask where I am going to put stuff while I am deciding to buy it or not and I just tell him "I don't know. That's most of the fun". I am sure you will find a good spot for the pottery. I tried to have a color scheme before I decided to go "prim" but now I have given up on it because nothing ever "matches", but it all looks really good together. It's been sort of liberating not having to follow a color schematic. Maybe your pitcher could go on the table with some mustard colored flowers that will match and you could put the pie holder on the counter with some red apples in it and some pears to keep with the colors there too. See what I am getting at here? I don't know if I am even making sense. Any way, it's like 10:15 here and I am rambling on, and on, because that's what I do when it's quiet around here and I am tierd!!! Have a great night. -Steph-

  10. WOW!!! Girl you sure did get a ton of awesome goodies from your friend. I LOVE all of your new pottery.


  11. You lucky duck! Love all of your goodies. What a sweet friend. Happy anniversary too!

  12. Love your wonderful treasures. I like the idea of grouping them together for more impact. Happy Anniversary!

  13. I'm blushing Angie! Thank you for mentioning my gift and blog! I love the pottery. Ofcourse you're a collector now, you have your collection already ;-). We arrived in Maryland today, Chesapeake Bay. It's windy and rainy, but we don't was just too hot in PA on Wednesday and Thursday. The boys are watching a football game on tv, so I have time to read blogs!


  14. Happy Anniversary to you both, 15 years is wonderful when you are married to a great guy.
    I said a prayer for you today, dear Angie, a little while back you mentioned a bit of trouble, and I had wondered if that was why you hadn't posted. I do hope all is well for you!
    blessings, pokey

  15. Happy belated Anniversary Angie!!! I've been neglecting my blogging!!!!
    You got some neat pieces!!!


  16. Hi there Angie Berry Primitive!! What an awesome blessing gift of the prim goodies!! Your kitchen sounds like really cool colors! I don't know what to tell ya! LOL But I really like the yellow and blue pottery there. See I'm no help!! LOL I'm sta;king your wares!! A job at Hoby Lobby? How do you stand it!! LOL I would want to re=decorate all the time!! LOL We have had the heat too! But finally got rain!! And Happy late Anniversary you can slways celebrate in the Fall with lot's more to do and cooler weather!! A good cup of cider and apple donuts to start with!! YUM!! Take care!! XOXO LOve, Fran.

  17. The blue pottery is gorgeous , and a Big Happy Anniversary!!

    Blessings Heidi x

  18. Happy Belated Anniversary!! Wow, you are really getting some HOT temps! I can see why you want to stay inside. What wonderful goodies you received! I am sure you've found the perfect spot for all of them by now.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  19. Hi Angie. Glad you are feeling better. The blue pottery is beautiful. I think I would display it all together :)

  20. These are so beautiful! I love blue and white as well. And nice to meet another blogger from NE Oklahoma!~ Hope you had a safe trip and happy anniversary!~

  21. Happy belated anniversary to you sweetie...those are some beautiful treasures and some mighty sweet friends...been a busy Summer here also and I am looking forward to Fall...thanks for coming by girl and I hope you are having a great week....Picket


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