Monday, October 14, 2013

Enamelware Collections

Those who have been in our home know that I have a red enamelware collection displayed on the top of our kitchen cabinets.  So yesterday when we had lunch in an enamelware museum, I felt right at home. 

Enjoy my photos:

Who hasn't seen the common grey enamelware?

What a display of buckets, tea kettles, and cans! And what about the enamel signs?

Under the bar a few colorful bread boxes like my red one. Oh, and I have a plain white one in my pantry.

Red enamelware! And I love the clocks!

A  touch of soap. Another collection.

A strainer as lampshade. How clever!

I heard a Dutch mother tell her kids these are warmers. Actually they are little petroleum stoves. My hub knew a lady in Delft (back in the 70's) who used three in a row on a shelf to cook her dinner. We bought a green one a couple of years ago for 15 euros. We will probably never use it. 

More stoves and bread boxes.

Red again!

Another collection. Light motorcycles.

Even above the bar.

Could not resist this toilet sign.

Cannister set in white and more enamel signs.




















10 comments:

Liz Burton said...

An enamel museum??!! How amazing (although I think I'd be a little scared something might fall on my head!)

Looks awesome though and I love the colander lampshade idea.

Mrs. Micawber said...

This looks like a fun place ... we love enamel and enamel signs. Interesting that the bread boxes are latched - as though the bread might get away! :)

Endah Murniyati said...

Fascinating collections! Actually I like enamel kitchenware. Yesterday, I took my mother's rice container (look like brown strainer above), I will use it cause never used, just stored in the attic. Enamelware always remind me to my childhood, almost of my mother's kitchen ware ware made from enamel.

Fiona said...

I love enamelware...especially red. Love the colander idea and the clocks are gorgeous.

Laura Lane said...

Hi Linda,
I'll bet that was a really interesting visit. I'll bet you found a few items to wish for and watch tags sales for. Thanks for visiting me and commenting at Harvest Lane Cottage.
Have a terrific week.
Laura

Curtains in My Tree said...

I use to collect granitware the blue & white swirl type I still have a bucket and pie pan
that was some museum ,they had it all for sure
it was very interesting

Tracey Bradley said...

Looks amazing! So much to see while you're tucking into your lunch! Love enamelware, always keep an eye out for it at auctions/car boots :)

Home and Lifestyle said...

Bedankt voor je bezoek aan mijn blog, Linda.

Als verzamelaar van emaille heb je je hart op kunnen halen, wat staat hier veel!! Een bezoekje waard lijkt me.

Lieve groet, Ingrid

kateonthinice said...

What a fab place. Could live happily with most of these things

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, this place is a treasure trove! You must of had hours of fun exploring.
Hugs,
Patti