Monday, July 20, 2015

My Newest Collection - Antique English Cream Crocks


First of all, thank you so much for all of the comments left for our new rescue Scottie, Miss Katie!  She is settling in, adapting to her new forever home and even had her first hair cut, which I will share later.  Duhgall is so sweet with her and lets her lay on his pillow and sleep next to him under the buffet in the entry hall.  He has such a gentle spirit. 

Let me share with you the beginning of one of my newest collections, antique English cream crocks.  I have been collecting the English marmalade crocks for some time now and had only one little cream crock.  A few weeks ago I found three more cream crocks and as you all know, it only takes "three" to be a "collection".  

Having spent a lot of my childhood time out at my Uncle and Aunt's Dairy, I have a soft spot in my heart for cows and horses.   I don't have masses of collections of one specific thing (I don't like clutter), but I do believe that I could easily start such a collection with these wonderful little works of art.  The graphics on them are charming AND they are mostly of cows.  



I am fond of antique advertising, especially that on crocks.  Black on cream is my favorite, but I really like the blue on cream as well.  The gentlemen that I bought the Carrick's Cumberland Dairy and Hailwood's cream crock from said that these were dug up near the river Thames in England.  They are chipped and a little dirty, but imperfections are ok with me.  After all, they are over one hundred years old and have been layered in dirt. I'm "digging" them now!  :)


My hubby likes these as well.  I have shared photos of them from Pinterest and I think he fancies them just as much as I do.  That is a good thing girls!  Hubs likes + me likes + want more = a win, win and a "green light" to find more!  Maybe not a big thing to some of you who have husbands that collect things, but for me it is all good!  He hasn't been bit by that collecting bug - or just simply doesn't have that gene - until now.  



For now the little herd of crocks sit on the shelf in the farmhouse style laundry room.  I like that they go well with the "Cowhide Brand" sign that sits on the top shelf.  When the collection expands, I will have to find a funky piece to display them in.  I may even have something stashed in storage to use...note to self, look for that shelf!

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Till next time......

Peace.






16 comments:

Stacey said...

Cute!! Your collector's math mind is just wonderful!

Sarah said...

Becky, good luck on your search. I'm a fan of these advertising crocks too. I have a Pinterst Board just for them. May I add you photo to my board.
My creamy crocks are favorites because of the cows, but I also have some great old mustard crocks from France, all purchased on a trip to Beaune and Dijon. It's fun to collect these bits of history.

Kathleen Grace said...

Adorable graphics and shapes on these Becky and they look so pretty in the laundry room with all the other cute rustic things.

Mary said...

Becky I love the little crocks - what a great find! I do have marmalade jars and love them - if only they'd package things in such beautiful stoneware still. Your display looks really wonderful.

Mary -

June said...

They are so darn cool Becky! And they look great with your other collectibles too. I love that little truck too!
sending hugs...

Elsie said...

Becky, I can't wait to see Miss Katie's new do and that's so sweet of Doogs to share his space. I love your Cream Crocks, they look good on your shelf. That's a nice collection.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

You've started a fun new collection, Becky, and best of all, they don't take up a lot of space.....yet!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are so cool and I know many of them have a long history. I have just one (ha) that I found in Michigan advertising a hair and mustache grooming product!!

So happy your pups are getting along. That's so important and I know it makes you happy!

Jane x

Recycled Rita said...

Uh OH! I am seriously in love with these! I love all things cow related too and old crockery...I may have to find some! I have an old Carberry marmalade crock and various yellow ware but no cream crocks...especially with cows on them! I need to fix this problem! Lol, seriously, they are wonderful and I am going to keep my eyes out for these! Thanks for sharing them! hugs...karen...

Patti said...

Since my husband grew up on a dairy farm - he would just LOVE these crocks. You have put together such a pretty display with them. Have fun finding more! Love the milk truck! The milkman came to our house with a truck like yours! I have a funny story - my goat got out and we saw her sitting on the milkman's seat with her front hooves on the steering wheel! Seriously - such a fun memory!

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh I love the new collection. How fun! I can see them with flowers in them also.
What a great tablescape they would make!
I did enjoy meeting Katie. Dughall is a very nice big brother. Poor Daisy only has a cat to be friends with. She is just as sweet with 'her' cat.
Have a great Wednesday. XXOO

Rue said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I love them all :)

xo,
rue

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love the way you're displaying these crocks. They're all so precious and I think their imperfections make them even more charming. Thanks for joining us and sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

handmade by amalia said...

Katie, I've just discovered your blog and love the vintage-y Cath kidston-y look of it.
Amalia
xo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How are you, Becky? :)
I love crocks and have a few but certainly nothing compared to your lovely collection. YOu have them displayed so nicely too. I hope you are cooler up there then we are down here..triple digit. Fear of fire and EARTHQUAKES. Any rain for you folks? We had a wonderful bunch of rain but I know it probably did little good. At least it helped cool the fires that consumed the freeway and all those cars. I'm just now finding out you have a new little puppy in your home. :) Enjoy!
Hugs,
Mona

Cowboys and Custard said...

Hello Becky...remember me? I have been absent for far too long and so much has happened..good bad and sad. This is a beautiful collection of crocks. I will look out for some of these for you in my travels and trawls. Sendingg you most belated love.michele xxxx