Monday, September 13, 2010

Random Monday Memories

When I lived in Wisconsin I used to go to a lot of yard sales. My children were little and it was one of their favorite things to do.  Most of the items I bought were for them...clothes, toys and books.  Every now and again I would find a treasure just for me.  A treasure like these pitchers.  I found these at a neighborhood yard sale during the late 1980s.  I paid $5.00 for the 5 inch pitcher and $6.00 for the 6 inch one.  "One dollar an inch"  the man at the yard sale said.  According to an antiques dealer that I showed them too about ten years ago they were made in the late 18th century...that makes them well over 100 years old.  Each one has a tiny chip near the spout...otherwise they're in excellent shape!  I'm just over half their age.  I wish I could claim the same!!

I know very little about these pitchers ~ I haven't been able to find much at all on the internet.  They might be from Robinson Ransbottom Pottery.  This website shows pictures of pitchers almost identical to these.  It suggests they might be Roseville pottery.  But it doesn't matter what they are because I love them  exactly as they are.....nameless!   
Of course if anyone out in blogland knows anything about them, I'd be happy to hear from you!


Dorthe said...

I don`t know anything about your pitchers, only that they are beautifull- and thats enough for me ,too.

Scrap for Joy said...

I can't help identify the manufacturer of your pitchers but I like them. Isn't it exciting when something you have treasured has an interesting history?
Hope you find some answers.

Jacque said...

Hi friend ... Your blog is beautiful!
I love vintage ...
Good week!

Excuse the way you write ... I do not speak English.



Jo said...

Those pitchers are awesome. If only they could talk... I bet they have been through a lot in all those years. And to only have 1 chip on each is amazing. TFS.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

MARIE! Those are wonderful! I will have to remember to forward your post to a friend who collects old pieces like this. You sure have two very special treasures! Oh, and btw, your blog is looking very fresh and pretty!!

Have a sweet day! I need to catch up on your blog! Tonight I hope to have a break!

love you and I am so enjoying my goodies!! thank you!!!!!


Ann said...

can't offer any information about them but they sure are nice. Love finding treasures like that at yard sales.

Shelley said...

I think they are wonderful....just like you..:)

LDH said...

Ditto Shelley's comment :)