Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Vintage Thingie Thursday : Granite Ware Pieces

Welcome everyone to Vintage Thingies Thursday. If you are new to this party, please take the time to read and follow the instructions for participating in Vintage Thingies Thursday, click HERE. I try and keep things fairly simple, so please make sure you follow the instructions. Please only ONE link per week. Lastly, if you link in, LINK back to my blog, so everyone can see all of the vintage goodies being showed that day. If you don't link back here, they won't know who to visit......thanks so much.

This week, I want to show you some of my recent granite ware pieces. But one in particular is most special to me and I can not wait to show you. Some of my relatives read my blog, and it just so happens that some of my relatives do not live anywhere close to me so reading my blog keeps them up to date on all my shenanigans. It also affords them the opportunity to see what types of stuff I collect and love.

Last week, I got an email from one such relative. My cousin who lives in Mississippi. Now, this cousin of mine and myself have not seen each other in well over 15 years, but she sure has tapped into my love of vintage. Just look at this wonderful granite ware pot......this came in the mail to me this week!

My cousin sent me this message about the surprise I'd soon be getting.....

I thought of you immediately when I found it and I thought...vintage. If you haven't gotten it yet, I will not give away what it is but, it has been "buried" for at least 13 years. Found it on my property when I was searching for metal for this friend of mine to haul off and just thought....this is too nice for junk. I washed and scrubbed it before I sent it. LOL. The very least I could do. Hope you like it and find a spot for it. If not, pretend you do and get rid of it at your end. Love ya!

Now, you tell you think I have to pretend to love this vintage goodness??? I am here to tell you, I am not pretending no such thing....I simply love it!! It is right up my alley and it will be in my kitchen in no time flat. The lid was a find I brought home from Colorado this year, so this most definitely goes well together!

Just look at these wonderful granite pieces.......

This bowl is an estate sale find. My husband thought he'd purchase it and use it for a dog bowl....well, you can see that never happened.

This beautiful yellow pan is an estate sale find too. I just love the butter yellow color. I think I paid maybe $3.00 for this one.

But my greatest gift was this wonderful chippy vintage pot from my sweet cousin Janna, who maybe is learning to appreciate the art of vintage thingies here on my least to the point of not taking it to the junk yard, and sending it to me....where it will be much loved!!!! The thought and the sentiment of this gift means the world to me....really, that kind of love from a gift like this could never be purchased in a store. Again, Janna, Thank you for your thoughtfulness!!

Have a great Vintage Thingie Thursday everyone!!! Have a safe holiday weekend.....


  1. Love your new granite ware and the pot from your cousin...perfect! I love to recycle and would so much rather have the perfect vintage piece then somehthing new!

  2. I have too many surprises this week. To think Janna dug this up in a trash pile and sent it to you is unbelievable. I would in my wildest dreams ever thought she would have done that. Glad she is at least reading and paying attention to your tastes.

  3. Suzanne that pot is just PRICELESS to have your cousin think of you...I love reading stories like this girl...and that Yellow is beyond great...never seen the yellow before...I have a collection of blue/white granite...just found a grey cooffe pot today in my cupboard I forgot about ha ha!! It would match your bowl...Hope you have a GREAT day my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  4. I love granite ware, though I don't have any myself.

  5. Oooh, that yellow casserole pan is divine! What a wonderfully thoughtful cousin you have too. I can't get anyone in my family to understand my love of vintage (except my mom- which is where I caught the bug!) Happy VTT, Suzanne and enjoy your new lovelies!

  6. That pot is awesome, Suzanne, especially because it still has both its lid and handle. I love its chippy-ness! I can see the gray one being a good dog bowl.

  7. What a great granite ware pot. I love the use of it as a container for plants. It's beautiful with a plant in it. What a gift from your cuz! THat was really nice of her.
    I did a lot of camping with my husband and boys, doing dishes in a gray metal pan like that one on the left. Brings back memories.
    The yellow pan is wonderful. I can see some lasagna baking in that one.
    Happy VTT....

  8. I love your granite but even more than that, I love that your blog is connecting you with family. To think you haven't seen each other in 15 years! How awesome is that????

  9. I love all the pieces you showed! they are awesome!

  10. I've seen this and always liked it, but never knew anything about it before. So glad you shared this!

  11. I want to own a cuz like that..:). All my cousin's love vintage as much as I they would maybe send me a picture..but not the actual object. lol. I'm so happy for you that you have such treasures're such a sweet,loving lady and you deserve so much.
    happy VTT..and many hugs..CC

  12. Great granite ware. I've never seen the yellow color before, it's very unique.

  13. Great graniteware, Suzanne. It was really sweet for your cousin to think of you and send you such a special treat.

    I would love for you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties each week too:


    You can get the details here:

    Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

    Hope to see you there!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  14. Hi Suzanne! Love that grey granitewear - I collect pieces like that! Spoons, strainers - even a water bath canner! Just love em! Nice visiting your blog again today!

  15. My grandmother had a lot of granite ware, they were kinda neat.
    Love yours.

  16. I love that granite too and have used many for flowers pot. Like the yellow one in particularly. There a two Dresden Plate quilt stories this week.

  17. What a happy surprise for you to receive this piece.
    And I can see that yellow pan being used in so many decorative ways.

    P.S. Your directions from last week were great. Took me no time at all to accomplish this week's link.

  18. Such great stuff. What a wonderful cousin. I love the yellow pan.

  19. I too love granite ware. It's wonderful your cousin send the bucket to you.

    Thank you for sharing and happy VTT. You always having the most touching stories.

  20. Hi Suzanne,
    Your granite ware is lovely. Reminds me of my days back on the farm. We had a granite ware water dipper and chamberpot. You have some lovely pieces.

  21. Those are amazing pieces, Suzanne. I especially love the color of the yellow pan. And that pot your cousin sent you has got to be special piece to you. I like how you used it as a planter. Thanks for hosting the party. It's my first time joining up.
    ~ Sue

  22. Hi Suzanne, I missed this post because of grandkids week so I am commenting today. I will be back tomorrow to link up with your meme.

    I LOVE the granite pot your cousin sent you. How sweet is that? very sweet and I know how much you love it. I too like granite ware but only have a bit of it. Oddly enough,tomorrow I am sharing a granite plate which was hand painted by my cousin and gifted to me. The yellow oblong pan is a beauty and dog's dish??? Never. Smile!

    See you tomorrow.
    Hugs, Jeanne

  23. I love your Mississippi treasure! The red trimmed pieces are my absolute favorites. I'm a Mississippi girl myself!

    Happy VTT!

  24. Great granite pieces and what a thoughtful cousin! I wonder if I have any cousins out there like yours. Actually I know I do. One gave me so old school photos of my dad that her mother had kept. They are pricelss to me.

  25. Hi Suzanne,

    What a great pot! I love the other pieces thar you have also. The plant looks great in there!


  26. Great gift! I love that you had the lid all ready and waiting for the pail!

    The yellow casserole is in amazing condition and what a gorgeous color!

  27. I too was blessed with vintage gorgeousness. It's like things are meant to be isn't it, especially you already owning the lid.
    Thanks Suzanne for hosting this fun peek at all this beauty! See you next week ;-)

  28. Hi Suzanne, Thank You for hosting today. Have your self a great 4TH of July...Julian

  29. oh Suzanne, what a great pot! some more it was a gift from your love ones.. great gift to keep for long.. now the lid has found its pail! teehee.. thanks for sharing, wishing you happy VTT and Happy 4th July!

  30. ohhhh lucky you..i love enamel ware too!!

  31. Very nice enamel ware. You have a very nice place to visit! Wishing you well and Happy 4th of July!! Cathy

  32. Hi Suzanne! How wonderful to reconnect with your cousin! I just reconnected with one of mine recently and how happy it made me. Your granite ware is just terrific and what a charming planter that pot makes!! Thank you once again for being our lovely hostess and I hope that you have a wonderful, safe and happy 4th!!

    Susan and Bentley

  33. What a sweet story and I love, love your granite ware! The pot make a lovely planter. It was so thoughtful of her to think of you.
    Looks like your on your way to a truly wonderful collection!
    Great post!
    Happy 4th of July,

  34. Wow! It's always wonderful to find something you love, but it's really special when someone is tuned into what you love and gifts it to you.

  35. Waht a great gift from your cousin! How thoughfull was that. I love the granitewear. That yellow piece is so yummy. You had a great landfall this last week. Happy VTT

  36. I love the yellow piece. That is one color I don’t see very often and it is so pretty. Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  37. Hi Suzanne.
    I'd like to link but linky won't let me. It gets stuck on edit thumbnail. Once I edit there is no where to go :(

  38. Love your granite wear. I do have a few pieces that belong to family. I am also a Mississippi girl, and btw, my sister's name is Suzanne. Have a great 4th! Didn't post today, but still love to visit all who did. Will try to next week.

  39. Hi Suzanne,
    I've been MIA lately...since joining Facebook, my blogging/commenting has been spotty at best. Hope all is well with you and thanks for hosting.

  40. Hi Suzanne, LOVE that butter yellow baking dish; very cute! I have an old enamel ware bowl and pitcher -- chippy and rusty white with black trim where your pot has red -- and it sits in my garden. It spent some time buried too!

    I catch rainwater in it and dump it on the nearby plants. I just love having all those reminders of "past lives" all around me.
    Happy 4th!

  41. Ok, so you know I'm not huge into vintage stuff, but I LOVE THESE pieces!!! Maybe I'm a super simple vintage lover... I think I like the solid heaviness of these. Anyway... I finally feel like I fit in your vintage world ;)


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