Wednesday, October 3, 2012

OCTOBER SNEAK PEEK

 A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Lou Holtz


Just to whet your appetite for treasures to come we'll be giving you a SNEAK PEEK once a month showing you items we've found and will be available at our next event.

I was fortunate to come upon an Estate sale that had lots of Red Wing pottery, stoneware, and yellow ware. I had not seen so much of this in one place as at this sale. I LOVE all these bowls for many reasons. I use them in mixing large amounts of dough as well as sitting on the table filled with fruits of the season to name a couple of uses.

 Country Living says, "Yellow Ware is cherished for its charm and durable utility. Yellow ware bowls were staples in 19th and 20th century kitchens." Today these continue to be prized even when well worn and are highly collectible.  The colors I have are yellow and "natural" with blue rims.

The stoneware milk pans or dough pans are much sought after as well. Their rustic look and vintage/antique age make them popular with vintage lovers who love the well worn look. Even chips on the rim are overlooked. These were often caused by women sharpening their knives on the rim which is still possible today after years of use. They are known for their wide rim. I have two of these; one in brown and one "natural" and both are 13 inches in diameter, one of the largest sizes. These are thought to be Red Wing bowls but are unmarked.

I also found a Red Wing bowl in the Reed pattern. It has a 11" diameter and is green in color with vertical ribs. I have one exactly like it that was passed down to me from my Grandmother. I use it all the time for mixing big quantities of goodies like cookie dough. It still looks like new though it has been well used and loved through three generations and dates back to the 1940's. The bowl I have for YOU is in the same pristine condition.  You will LOVE THIS BOWL!

I also purchased several pieces of the  Red Wing  Village Green collection but I'll save those photos for another SNEAK PEEK.

Close up of Red Wing Reed bowl


Close up of "natural" stoneware milk pan bowl
Today I'm grateful for the natural beauty of the Autumn Season.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, what a wonderful collection you have. Thanks for sharing all the history too. Don't think I've ever owned one of these bowls, but you never know when I might pick one up somewhere.

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  2. These are perfect for fall aren't they! And oh so country. Oh yeah. I could get into the cookie dough too! haha! SO nice you stopped by!

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