Thursday, 30 April 2009

Vintage Thingies 22

It has been a couple of weeks since my last vintage post, so it was time to pick up the camera, empty one cupboard, wash every item in it and the cupboard too, and take pictures. I was surprised to notice I had taken 70 pictures, but now I have a nice little stash of unpublished Thursday treasures for weeks to come.


Suzanne at Coloradolady is hosting this fun. She is having a 200th post giveaway also, so be sure to comment on her blog. She has given very easy instructions on how to participate, if you have something you would like to show us all.



This week I'm showing you two old jugs. The first one is in terrible state, but I love it. My grandmother had a similar jug in green, one size bigger than this yellow girl, and we used to have vanilla custard in it for pies or baked apples. She also had a small red girl for coffee cream. I vaguely remember they had polka dots on their skirts.


Our yellow Dutch girl jug was used for soaking paint brushes. When I found it in the tool shed, it was half full of sticky black fluid and some dry paint brushes. The edges are all chipped, and the inside is stained, the colours have faded, but I still love this piece.


The handle is her braided hair.

I wanted you to see I have a pretty jug, too:



This is a milk jug. I could use it as a vase, but I think the flowers on the jug would compete with the flowers in the jug.

This was all for this week. Go and visit all the blogs you find on the link list on Suzanne's blog. You may very probably find something you really like.

18 comments:

  1. How wonderful that you saved it from the toolshed and that it has such nice childhood memories attatched to it! Happy VTT!

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  2. Why would anyone use that adorable vase for soaking paint brushes is beyond me. What a great piece to rescue! She is just darling. Your floral jug is so pretty, and I don't thing it needs anything...just beautiful by itself. Thanks for such wonderful things to look at today. Have a great VTT day!

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  3. What great treasures. The little dutch girl is so sweet with her braided hair handle.

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  4. I love the little girl, but could not choose my favorite between her and the floral jug - neat items today!

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  5. What a cute little jug. Perfect for some pencils or like you said paintbrushes.

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  6. Soaking paint brushes? I hope whoever did that got a talking-to!

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  7. That little Dutch girl has so much personality. Glad you "saved" her from such abuse!!!

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  8. I see so much personality in the little Dutch girl and see why an artist would use her. It was too bad she was not taken better care of but now that has changed. Nice save!

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  9. what a pretty floral jug and super cute lil girl! I love both!.. happy VTT. have a good weekend!

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  10. That yellow Dutch Girl would have a high place of honor in my home. I love that piece!
    The floral one is very elegant and beautiful.. I like that one too. But the other one is more my speed. :-)

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  11. Ulla, my grandmother and mother could never understand why pieces like your dutch lady that they purchased for 10 cents at the variety store years ago could be so treasured and valuable nowadays. I don't know either, but I do know why you love them so much - my cupboards are full of so many similar items that I will always treasure!
    Cheers!

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  12. The little Dutch girl pitcher is adorable! Glad you saved her!

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  13. Love the paint brush jug...I'm a painter....

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  14. I love the little Dutch girl and am so proud that you rescued her. Your milk jug is just beautiful..They're both treasures.
    Happy VTT....

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  15. The jug with the flowers is lovely, but that little Dutch girl is too cute! Can't wait to see what else was in that cupboard.

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  16. The little Dutch girl is precious. Just precious!

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  17. I love the little pitcher. What a sweet little Dutch girl. No matter what condition, she's a keeper.

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  18. Lovely jugs Ulla. I like the hair braid being a handle. In Medieval times jugs were often shaped like animals with water out of their mouths and tails for handles. :-) It's good that you rescued your sweet Dutch girl.

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