Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Recived Tami's Doll and Graniteware Collection

Last week I won Tami at A Primitive Place Blog giveaway for her Hand did prairie doll.. She was super fast to ship and the doll was really sweet.She hasn't found her place yet but wanted to share.I'm thinking she'll go in the bedroom as I'm changing things around in there.

I know we all love peeking at everyone's homes and collections and to all my new followers I normally do collections or decorating scatter throughout blogs.The graniteware is more my husband's collection.We used to have alot more but recently sold about 50 pieces.We had blue swirl and grey swirl/mottled but decided to just stick with the grey.We also decided since we collect so much to just keep and collect the rarer and better pieces so alot of the gray went too.The bottom piece is a exception it is very rare and worth alot of money (like $1200) in the collectors book of course we know you never get what is worth.It's called a Lavabo but was also advertised as Toilet fountain with basin.Basically it was a old time sink from the 1880's era...
The lid comes of and it's filled with water.Funny thing about this piece is hubby found the top and bought it not sure at the time what it was or worth then was dissapointed that he didn't have the basin once he looked it up.The next week at the same fleamarket from a differnt vendor I found the basin.They most have went to the same auction and bought it in separate pieces...Old funnels below..

Coffe and teapots.The one sort of in the middle is a rare one I bought hubby for christmas last year.It has pewter final,handle and spout..You can click on any pics to enlarge them if you want a closer look....

Old milk pails.....

I like the little child size..
Turks head or Pudding mold...

Measures and rare salesman samples along the front...

Rare flask on the corner and assorted molds and bundt/angelfood pan..

candle holder,strainer...

Lunch boxes,miner's pail,tea strainer,Pitcher and berry seive

I forgot to get a close up of the berry buckets you can see some in the pic below.I can just picture Laura from little house on the prarie swinging one in her hand carrying her lunch to school..
Don't forget to check out my prim sheep giveaway on the top side bar.Hope you enjoyed the eye candy for today.Harvest Blessing!~Amy


Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Congrats on your win from Tammy!! What an awesome collection of graniteware. I love the story of the fountain and basin, that is just too cool!! You did a wonderful job of displaying it all.

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

The doll looks so cute on the chair!
Beautiful collections!
have a nice fall day,

Unknown said...

Hi Amy,
So glad your baby made it to her new home safe and sound.
I love your graniteware collection.
I used to collect blue white swirl and grey graniteware.
I sold most of it off over the last couple of years.
I still have a few of my favorite pieces.

Im real bad about that....
I go crazy collecting something, then get in the mood for a change.... sell it off.... then end up regreting it!! :)

Thanks for sharing.

PrimWyoGirl said...

Congrats on your win from Tammy! That is one great doll. I am in awe at your graniteware collection! I wish I had of been around for your parting of the blue swirl! You (your hubby) have some incredible pieces and all in such wonderful condition! Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

Awesome collections and I really love the bathroom basin. That is just the coolest thing I have ever seen. I don't think I have ever seen anything like it before. How lucky you were to have found it. The rest of your collections are great too. So prim and I love the little doll you won in the giveaway. She is just so .... cute.

Snowflakes & Dragonflies said...

I just found your post today - I too collect gray granite ware - you have some great pieces. Thanks for sharing!