Friday, February 25, 2011

i don't take them for granite...

aaaarrgghhh! not enough time for blogging!
(too much time spent dragging home treasures, maybe??_
i have wanted to show you my enamelware for days and couldn't get to it...
i love the large tub and can't wait to photograph a baby or three 
in it!
the buckets were only $18 each.
i'm guessing these are german but don't know for sure.

i had put these things including the trunk outside to rinse them
and forgot about them and a storm came and did the work for me.
we had lots of rainfall, see in the buckets? 
that is one day's rain!
we had tornadoes in the area last night. 
lucky i still have my collection, i'd say! 

you have seen my trunk before....i still haven't decided where to put it.
i guess it is more primitive than anything in our home and that is why i haven't worked it in. 
at the same time, i don't want to part with it!
i am thinking of how amazing these buckets would be loaded with
fresh flowers...hydrangeas, sunflowers, roses....wildflowers.... :) 
maybe potted geraniums on the front porch. 
i am having a blast with my wee etsy shop.
i'll be updating again today with yesterday's finds. 
i hope to go visit blogs today...will you be home? 

i'm linking today with:


I'm Cindy said...

I love enamel bowls, buckets and tubs!!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I remember using a dipper and drinking water out of one of thosewhen I was a child. We would be planting our garden and Mom would bring a bucket of water out three. I loved it but love the memories more.....hugs...m...

AntiqueChase said...

Love the buckets and of course the trunk!!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Oh Phyllis... call the cops... get out the security cameras... I'm comin' over to snatch your buckets! ;)

PeregrineBlue said...

drooling, drooling, drooling. you know you got them for a steal. enamelware has gone up in price terribly in the last years. the photographs you have taken are fabulous and that trunk in my favorite color...would suit perfectly in my aqua guest room. thank you for all the lovely comments you leave on my blog and following me all the way to my etsy shop. blessings

Kathleen Grace said...

Fantastic enamelware Phyllis! I can see them loaded with spring flowers,(I can see EVERYTHING loaded with spring flowers right now!) Glad you didn't blow away in the tornado:>) I'll be home if you want to stop by later:>)

alison said...

adore the lucky treasure hunter. come on over and link this to 'fridays unfolded'


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Virginia said...

The trunk is awesome and I LOVE the buckets…
Have a wonderful, peaceful, blessed, happy weekend!!!

One Shabby Old House said...

Glad you and your enamelware are still intact.
Love that blue trunk. I wouldn't part with it either!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I love these too...have several around here at COASTAL CHARM!


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

These are fabulous, I would love to get my hands on one of these :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

These are fabulous, I would love to get my hands on one of these :)

Martina said...

Trunk and buckets are both very pretty - pefect vintage shabby & chic!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

What great finds! There is sooo many things you can do with them. The color of the trunk is so pretty!
I just found your blog today and love it! You do a great job.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Just beautiful, I can see flowers bursting out of them in the summer!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE enamelware and it follows me home every chance it gets...There is such a timeless quality in it! LOVE that trunk! Oh My, I will pray that you stay safe from all the tornadoes...They are So Scary...I am going to be on my way now to "Check out your shop"!!! "Ahhh, Goodies"... Have a wonderful weekend,

Sherry said...

Oh, wonderful enamelware! What great finds. They will be gorgeous what ever you put in them. Love the trunk too. Thanks for linking up!

Heidi said...

the color of the trunk is to die for...and I think I have Alfred's brother (matching tray) too bad they can't get together for tea~

Angela said...

It's all beautiful! Such a pretty blue on the trunk.

Shelley in SC said...

Just love these enamelware pieces. They remind me of my Oma who had many and used them for all sorts of uses. ::sigh:: Feeling very nostalgic all of a sudden!

Lena said...

I had forgotten about your trunk. It's the perfect color!

I love granite ware, and especially with flowers. You've been finding some real treasures lately.

Lea said...

Your graniteware collection is beautiful! I can so envision the buckets full of blOOms!!! The trunk is gorgeous too. You've gotta find a place for it!

Merci-Notes said...

OH MY! Well, all of that rain did something good... oh well, all of your beautiful trees are grateful for the rain also!:)

LOVE the movie also! I even own it!!! I love it!

wish i could rent out her home!!


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ Just adore your enamel buckets and bins! I love chippy white enamel pieces and your trunk is fantastic too! Following along- thank you for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

laura said...

Hi, what a really gorgeous trunk!! While you are having storms, we are really swealtering in the heat in Australia! !! Your buckets were a fantastic find too! love them!
Laura xx

littlethings1 said...

Love all of your "treasures" , the trunk is fabulous , love the color ! I can relate , too busy draging the stuff home to get anything else done ! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog ! Have a beautiful day !
The Little Things

Beatriz said...

For whatever reason, I have always loved vintage enamel buckets. I just want one to put utensils in for a sweet country feel.

Great finds! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Simply Bungalow said...

Great finds. I love enamel. SO many fun things to use it for!