Sorry I'm so late today but here goes and better late than never, right? For my 5 on Friday - I had this idea the last time I shared on 5 on Fri, but I went with sharing my favorite watercolor paintings in our house by our favorite artist instead.
Well that was something that my hubby and I both collected together and love, but this week I want to share something that is my own personal love and collection which is my old pottery. Some of it is depression era some a little newer than that - but I love them all equal!!
My hubby had started getting into collecting McCoy cookie jars, but as we would be at estate sales or antique stores looking for him...I kept seeing Roseville pottery and it wasn't long before I was in love and told my hubby that was the collection that I wanted to start. So here are my top 5 favorite pottery pieces and patterns and why:
It all began with this beauty. The photo on the top was the first piece of Roseville I received and was a surprise Christmas gift from my hubby after I told him I wanted to collect this pottery. The pattern is called zephyr lily.
This leaf pattern Roseville is extra special as it was my Grandma's. She wanted me to have it as she knew I loved this kind of pottery. What I love is that my aunties told me this was used a lot to hold arrangements for special occasions as they didn't even realize it could be valuable. So I love to think about the times my Grandma probably lovingly filled it to share beauty with others.
This is a fuschia pattern Roseville set. There were always so many beautiful nature and floral patterns of roseville that it would be hard for me to choose what I would want to collect. Well my Grandma always loved fuschias and had them out every summer for the hummingbirds - so I chose some fuschia pieces for my collection. Can I just say how much I miss my Gram **sniff**
My fourth pottery I wanted to share is my blackberry Roseville. I loved this one because it's more rare and was harder for me to find. I love the colors and I happen to LOVE berries and especially blackberries.
The last pottery I wanted to share with you isn't Roseville. I have quite a few pieces of Roseville now and I group them primarily together in our tv room shelving. I wanted something different to put on our fireplace mantle in our living room but I knew I wanted to stick with antique pottery. Well in all my searches I always admired some different pieces of Weller pottery - especially anything also nature inspired. Well when I saw these apple pieces I knew I had found just what I was looking for, and love how they look up there.
So that's my five on Friday to link with Amy at love made my home. Who by sheer coincidence also happens to be my big prize winner today! I wanted to let Amy & Billie Jo know I got your info and will be contacting you soon. I'm so excited to send you both your goodies and thanks again to all for entering!
Amy will be receiving the journal, markers, handmade card & these goodies:
a spring green kitchen towel, sweet bunny, seeds of thought notepad & Spring sign
Billie Jo as runner up will be receiving these goodies:
An Easter sign and a bountiful blessings notepad.