Wednesday, January 20, 2010

VTT - JUST A CROCK OF . . . PICKLES!


I hope you didn't think my heading was meant to conjure up thoughts of naughty words! Actually, today it's not just one crock, but many! Some of these are family heirlooms, although I'm not sure which ones except the largest - a pickle crock that was my great grandfather's. It stands 23 inches tall (58 cm) and 18 inches (46 cm) across - that's alotta pickles! One of my brothers downsized from a 3-bedroom duplex to a one-bedroom apartment and asked if I wanted these - of course I did!

If anyone knows where I can hunt for crock info and worth, I'd appreciate any help!

Check out the other assorted vintage goodies at ColoradoLady!

25 comments:

Amanda said...

These crocks are great! How neat to have something like this from your great-grandfather!

Coloradolady said...

These are great for so many things..I love how you have them grouped together...really cute. Have a great VTT

^..^Corgidogmama said...

What a nice, simple grouping of great old crocks. Simplicity and beautiful!

marian said...

love crocks..they look great grouped together

Vonlipi said...

I love your old crocks! It's wonderful you still have the lids. They're usually the first ones to break. Love the jugs too

Elizabeth said...

I just love old crocks! I have a couple from my parents that I should share for VTT.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I'm not sure where to find crock info -- sorry. But I also have several crocks. They belonged to my Ex's grandmother who used them for pickles. I use mine for flour; they don't all have lids. But I love them as well; and as my dear Ex is gone now, I'm glad the children will have them when I go!

Are you using yours for pickle making?

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Those are amazing! Im not sure exactly where to look but I got one at a sale once and was able to find information just by googling pickle crocks - crown crocks, fermenting crocks. There was a variety of words I used. I think alot of the came out of ohio - I might have also used ohio pottery.

But there is lots of info on the internet to be had

happy vtt!

LV said...

These are very old and a great collection. I have found the best place to research is on E-bay for older things. I am sure you are aware of this.

Postcardy said...

I like the smaller ones better, although the largest one looks like it could be more useful.

Bea said...

Nice collection. Love the big one. I've been trying to find one to put all my green handled utensils in, but they are so expensive. I keep looking.

bj said...

Maybe you could just Google it? I use Google for EVERYthing now.

I, too, have a huge crock that was my mom's.

marmielu said...

Oh my golly! I love your crocks. I collect them myself, but can't give you any tips on info on them. I just like them for their aesthetic appeal to me. Thanks for showing them off here.
Mary Lou

Miri said...

How wonderful to have something from your great-grandfather! Great crocks!

~~Carol~~ said...

Wonderful family heirlooms! I love crocks, and always had hopes of finding some in my grandparents' cellar, because Grandma made lots of pickles and sauerkraut. No crocks, just lots of canning jars!
Happy VTT!
Carol

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Sue, that is such precious family treasure! thanks for sharing.. happy vtt

GardenofDaisies said...

Love those old family crocks! My Mom has a couple that she keeps her magazines and knitting in, next to her easy chair. And I have to admit I have my eye on them.

KK said...

Your crocks are very charming. They look so nice grouped together.

Sandra said...

Wonderful crocks and so useful, still!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I love old crocks. I am always drawn to them in the antique stores, but I don't really know very much about them. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Ann Creek said...

Love these. I have a very large one on my front porch that my brother-in-law gave me, big enough for a tree. Nothing is made this well any more.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

You have a wonderfully cheerful blog! So excited for your new Senator!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Dawn said...

Great collection Sue. That would be a lot of pickles!

You are so right about the Dr. office meltdowns. It's funny later but not while it's happening!
Hugs,
Dawn

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What a colorful, lovely blog you have !! I LOVE it.

Via many roundabouts I hopped onto your blog. I'm glad I did... thank you for all your sweet colors... makes me very happy ^ _^

Warm Winter Wishes,
Saskia

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love old crocks I have a few, mostly handed down from my MIL.
I really like your. Thanks for sharing.
Molly