Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Set of Crocks

It's 2nd Time Around Time, hosted by Diane of http://diane1876.blogspot.com/. Let's all visit Diane so we can see what everybody is proudly showing us today. It will be fun for sure.

I went to a local Thrift store yesterday to give a donation. But I was told to drive to the back of the building, but since I was already inside the store, I thought I would browse first, hoping to be lucky to find pretty plates like what Marty of http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/ always finds at GW.

But no luck with plates but I saw this crock set and bought it. The largest jar is quite big and for $15 for the whole set, I thought it was a good deal. The set includes the big lidded jar, could be a bisquit jar, a spoon rest, a salt shaker, garlic container, a big plate (as big as a plate charger) and another lidded one with a removable strainer inside. Not sure what it is for but I am thinking, maybe to store used cooking oil? Does anybody know? Sorry I forgot to take a pic with it open.
But I think the set looks too countryish for our house so I thought I would paint them. What do you all think? Should I and if I do, what color or colors? Right now, they are sitting on our work bench in the garage, waiting for me to do something to them.
Thanks for coming!


marty39 said...

Christine, what great pieces. They are such nice sizes. I know you will get a lot of use out of them. I would either paint them white or dark brown. Actually any color would be pretty. Great find. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...


You really did get a deal! The big one looks REALLY big!!

If they were mine, I would paint them. The color depends on where you are going to put them. You can use them for something other than canisters too.

I am looking for containers for my end of the workbench where I pot my flowers and where I keep my tools. I think I may just get some metal buckets from the hardware store!!

Are you having a good week? It is pouring rain here and is supposed to all week. I sort of like it because I can stay inside and blog or read! LOL!!

Let me know what you do with the crocks!!


Sares said...

I have no idea what you could paint them. I agree that they are a bit country. They could be really great if you remake them!

Keetha Broyles said...

I liked those crock sets then, and I still like them now!!!

Thanks for showing them.

ButterYum said...

I would definitely paint them all a solid color, cream, white, taupe, brown.... whatever. If you do paint them, please post about it (with details).

Nice find!

Sares said...

Sorry Christine, i forgot to remind you that my Costume Party begins tonight around midnight. I hope you have your party finery ready because it's time to PARTY!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great find Christine! I think I'd paint them, maybe creamy white??? Are you going to use them in the kitchen & what colors do you have in there? ☺ Diane

Chandy said...

Gorgeous set Christine! I would have bought them too, if I saw them.

Yes, count me in for this Saturday!

Have fun at your new vacay spot!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just lovely girl and I would paint them and use out by my new pool area for bar B-Q's...you did good Christine...Hope you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lynn said...

If they were mine, I'd paint them RED!!!
But that's just me...

I think I'll go visit the thrift stores tomorrow.

imjacobsmom said...

Hi Christine, There you go, getting a good buy. I think they do look a bit country for you - I bet they would look good painted creamy white. That way they would go just about anywhere. Keep us posted on what you decide. ~ Robyn

Cindy said...

Very Nice Christine,
I say paint them red too! They would be just fab and great for storage anywhere. Hugs, Cindy

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Great find. I'm voting white, too. I'm so into white lately.

Susan said...

How about cream and then you paint something on it. I know you can do that too!!! Can't wait to see what you have done and I know it will be beautiful!

Bo said...

Hi Christine...golly, I can see I've missed so many things & travels since I've been MIA...I sure hope I can come back & visit all you've posted! Hopefully, I'm back on board again... ;-) Bo

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