Monday, June 30, 2014

4th July Berry Bucket

Good Morning

I thought I would have a bucket of berries on the table today to take some pictures of . I bought this little berry bucket back in the 1970's it was the first piece of blue & white swirl granitware I bought.
It belonged to the Grandfather of a gal I worked with, it was out in his old smoke house if you know what a smoke house was. Not to go to and smoke cigarettes but to hang your meat to smoke it for winter keeping, you young gals this was back in the day of early 1900's .
Anyway I had just discovered these old granitware items and was crazy about them. I drove all over Missouri looking for items to match.
At one time I had about 60 pieces in my kitchen on display.

My sale went well  last Saturday. There is a lady who called back yesterday about my round iron bed, she is trying to get someone to move it for her. I can't even pick up the foot end it is HEAVY

A lady I know who lives in Italy is here visiting her father that I know and she brought me a jar of 
Crema Di Radicchio Rosso

Hope you have a good day ,A friend of mine is here from Florida and we are having lunch today and talk over old times LOL

Have a good day 


  1. Beautiful bucket of berries..
    That jar of Crema Di Radicchio looks yummy .
    I hope you have a wonderful day with your friend , It is always nice catching up
    Love girl time...

  2. Great photos of the berries in the granitware!

  3. I don't think I've ever seen really is beautiful! Perfect for holding those luscious strawberries!

    I hope you are having a great time with your friend! :)

    Jane xx

  4. Love the berry bucket! I've seen a lot of raspberry and mulberry bushes in our neighborhood very ripe with fruit recently. I used to pick mulberries as a child (and then cover them with sugar!) Hope you enjoyed seeing your old friend!

  5. Love that wonderful berry bucket!!...What a treasure!

  6. Hi Janice,
    Glad your sale went well. Cute berry bucket. Funny about the smokehouse! You always make me laugh! :)
    Take care,

  7. What a great little bucket. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. Are these pieces anything like the speckled enamelware? Love it!


  8. Very pretty pics. Love the strawberries in the blue bucket. Thanks for visiting and I'm a new follower!

  9. Glad your sale went well! My Mom talked about a smoke house she had when she grew up on the farm....So funny the young people would think it was a place to smoke cigarettes lol! Say hi to a fellow Floridian...I am in Orlando, tell her not to worry, we are not getting anything but a few showers from the tropical storm


  10. Loving your beautiful berry bucket, they look delish.

  11. Ha! I do know what a smokehouse is, wish I had one!
    I have always loved that blue swirled granite ware.
    It's the first time I've seen a sweet bucket like yours.

  12. I've never seen a berry bucket. I love blue swirl granite ware and I don't even own one piece of it. (My grandpa was an Austrian immigrant and had a smoke house on his property). I enjoyed your blog. Such pretty things. I love old stuff.