Friday, September 23, 2011

What a crock!


One morning my friend Katie and I decided to go antiquing or garage saling, I'm really not sure what we were doing, lol.  But we came across an antique mall that was closing its doors and EVERYTHING in the store was on sale.  Yikes!  So I found this beauty at 40% off costing me only $16.00!!!

I quickly scoped the whole place when I first got there, then back through a second time slower.  I went straight to this piece first and took it to the counter right away.  Oh, I was so very excited to get it home!  It is in excellent shape with no cracks, chips, or hairlines anywhere.

Yes, it is my first big crock!  Even though I have been into antiques since I was in high school (a few years ago, haha), crocks have never been cheap around here.  I walk by it every single day and always have to glance its way.  I love it so.

I just wanted to show a full shot of my tall vintage ladder that I bought this summer.  It is about an inch short of being 8 feet.  I didn't know if it would fit in my home, but I didn't care it was coming home anyway!  I love how it has hooks at the top so I can hang a couple of aprons and potholder from it.  It's so tall that it's hard to get a picture of the whole thing, lol.

Sorry about the dark pictures.  I've changed it since I took this picture but here are a couple of my vintage linens.  I love the red & white piece in the middle which shows 3 men in the kitchen with aprons on, cooking up a storm... too funny.

Haven't taken my fall decorating pictures yet.  Oh my, how I have enjoyed looking at all of yours!  So much inspiration and pieces to drool over, lol.  Thank you all so much for sharing, I love this time of year the most... even more than Christmas!

I do have a picture of a little wreath that I bought last year after the holidays.  I don't ever buy wreaths, picks, swags, candle rings, or garland that have really fake leaves or pieces.  I strive for a more natural look.  Being a "berry" person, I couldn't pass up this little berry wreath but those leaves were just screaming at me. 

Much better now... don't you think?

Football Homecoming tonight!  My son plays on the JV team but gets to suit up for Varsity.  They cancelled our bonfire that we always have the night before the big game because we received (some very much needed) rain (thank you Lord!).  But the parade is still on.  We received our Homecoming shirts yesterday so we are ready!  YAY!  Go Catoosa Indians!  Saturday is a day filled with scrapbooking with one of my best friends.  Gonna be a great weekend.  Hope yours is grand~

Happy 1st day of fall!!  My very favorite time of the year!  I love this day more than my own birthday and Christmas!  If we weren't running around with Homecoming activities, we would be out apple pickin'.  Enjoy it to the fullest~

21 comments:

Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Angie I LOVE your new crock!!!! And WOW!!! what a steal! It looks so good with the rolling pins in it. Looking forward to seeing all of your Fall decorations. I plan to get mine out this weekend....I'm so behind this year. Enjoy your weekend!!! :)

Blessings,
Dana

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Angie, what a fantastis deal! I love the blue ribbon on the crock, too. How did you manage to get that ladder home? Haven't had time to get out all my fall stuff, either. Maybe tis weekend, too.

Christine said...

Oh my Angie! If I were the covetous type!!! I'd be round for that crock!! It was an amazing bargain - so pleased you got it!
LOVE the ladder and your linens on it!
Have a great time at the parade!
Best wishes
Christine

The Farmer's Attic said...

What a crock!!! (Sorry couldn't resist!) I love it. I too look at them and just can't justify the cost.

I took a closer, sneak peak at your ladder but couldn't help notice your obvious love of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks! I have a small collection myself. As a matter of fact, I just submitted a recipe to them - who knows maybe I'll get published :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lucy

Jody said...

What a great deal on your crock Angie! Love the ladder too...everything looks just wonderful!

Connie said...

Amazing crock, great find. I too love the berries and fall decor. Nice photos!

Janene said...

Better keep an eye out for the police because you stole that crock! What a wonderful steal...LOL
Love the wreath...fall offers so many wonderful colors...my favorite season!
Enjoy your weekend with your friend!
Janene

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

You know, only 2 more and you have the start of a great and valuable collection! I have been collecting for years and just love them. I have them in every room and always have something displayed in them! Now I am collecting small ones--the smaller the better.
Love your wreath and towel. very prim looking.
Happy first day of fall, my friend!
Warmest autumn blessings,
★Linda★

BumbleBeeLane said...

Love the crock.Wow what a deal on it! Wonder what pottery co did the blue ribbon? Hope you have a lovrly weekend! Hugs!~Amy

Primsue said...

Angie, your new crock is fabulous - what a deal. The berry wreath does looks better without the leaves - great idea.
Have a great weekend,
Sue

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hey Hey my friend-thanks for stopping by! Love your ladder and all those vintage towels on it!! Hey...we have the same kitchen flooring!! lol.
patti

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Love the crock!!! What a great deal!]
Love all the other you got too!
Have a great weekend!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Pokey said...

beauty lives in your heart and home, Angie! I'm glad you were able to find the crock, it just belongs in your home! Great displays all around ~
:-}pokey

renee said...

That is a lovely crock! It's too bad the store is closing though. Hey~ we aren't old~we're just vintage! LOL!
Love the ladder too, the aprons look good there. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you have a great weekend. I am working, so not looking forward to what is certain to be a crazy weekend!
Hugs,
Renee

Willow Hollow Creations said...

Wow lucky you! It just works out when it's meant to be. Wishing your team luck tonight.

Hibiscus House said...

I love your new crock. For years I searched and searched for one that was affordable, but you definitely got a great price on yours. Love it.

frontporchprims said...

I am jealous of your crock. I think they are sooo expensive and to find one that big for only 16 buck. WoW!! Have your kids tried to climb your ladder yet? I love it. Can't wait to see some fall pic. -Steph-

Lillie Mae Acres said...

GREAT find of that large crock. I love it and love the way you've displayed your collection of rolling pins in it. I don't blame you, I'd have to look at it often too. I love your ladder and everything on it. When we love something, we make it work don't we? The berry wreath is adorable and taking the leaves off changed the whole look of it. I love pip berries also and love them better when I find them marked down after season.

Susan said...

Love the crock, Angie. I love brown ones, too. They look great with pumpkins and Indian corn :) Wish I could have been a fly on the wall when you found that crock for that price!

Hugs,

Susan

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

Hi Angie,
What a wonderful find! Your home is so cozy & inviting. :)

Speaking of inviting...I think I might have to plan a party...everyone wants a turn sitting in the pink chair. ;) Thanks so much for your sweet comments...I'm enjoying my new room very much.

Hugs,
Rhonda

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Better late I say than never showing up at all...but I sure have been missing a lot by not coming here often...and let me tell you I miss it!
I love your ladder and the Vintage works great on it.

And the crock...I can't believe it was only $16 - what a deal.

Karen