Friday, March 6, 2015

Five on Friday (& final give-away winner details)




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.

I will also include a handmade card for Billie Jo that I will complete this weekend and you'll both be receiving a bag of this candy:


Congrats again and stay tuned for more give-aways sometime in the future! Have a wonderful weekend to All. xo














14 comments:

  1. Your china is all so pretty, and unlike anything I have seen before. I like to see things that I haven't seen before!! The very first piece that you received really is an unusual shape isn't it. I love that! Thank you so much for joining in, and don't ever worry about the time, the link is up for 24 hours and you will be asleep for the first few hours that it goes up! I hope that you have a great weekend. Thank you again for the giveaway win - the bunny is gorgeous and chocolate will be very exciting by Easter!! xx

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    1. Aw - thanks Amy. I just love my pottery too. I love how each piece has it's own unique lines and I especially love the different floral or nature designs. Just fits my home and where we live in the northwoods.

      Good to know about the link up and I plan on many more in the future. So fun!!

      Happy weekend. xoxo

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  2. Hooray! Amy is your winner that's great! I love that pottery such usual colours, really striking and how lovely to have your Grandma's too. Have a lovely weekend x

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I had such fun doing the drawing and so happy for the winners. Thanks for the lovely comments and wishing you a wonderful weekend as well! xo

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  3. Oh my!!!!! Thank you so much!!!
    I am so excited and grateful!!!
    I will be sure to share my prizes on my blog as well with a great big thank you!!
    We are just settling in for the night. And I'm on the couch watching tv with my littles.
    Have a great weekend! : )

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    1. Congrats again dear Gal & I'll be sending goodies next week!
      Happy weekend. xo

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  4. I love your collection! Those kinds of things look so nice grouped together.
    Thanks for doing this nice giveaway and congratulations to the winners!

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    1. Thanks Mari. They're truly some of my favorite things in our house. And watch for more give-aways in the future!! xo

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  5. They are all beautiful but I especially love the fourth one. Such pretty colors & pattern.

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    1. Thanks Laura! You have excellent taste as that set is the most rare in my collection and the most expensive. ;)

      Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo

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  6. Such interesting pieces Carrie, and of course having one that belonged to your grandmother is indeed special! It's nice to find things that we like enough to collect isn't it? I think hubbies like it too because it gives them ideas for gift giving ;).

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    1. Exactly Doreen and good point on the shopping thing. I think they do like that to shop for us easier.
      Sometime I'll show you my hubby's cookie jar collection. He has nice ones and then he has one ugly pattern one that he LOVES and has like 30 of them! Ugh!! Sometimes collections go too far. Lol I try not to encourage that one.

      xoxo

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  7. What pretty pottery, I especially like the one that was your Grandma's. Congratulations to Amy and Billie Jo, what a generous lady you are, Carrie! xx

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    1. Thanks Alison and you're too sweet. I loved doing the give-away and just find it so fun to come up with fun ideas to give!

      I love that pottery piece of my Gram's too. I love anything with leaf pattern so much. I'm a "tree hugger" as they say. Lol

      xoxo

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