Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Karin ~ this one's for you ~ cracked crock collection

Thank you for dropping in! Last evening was our monthly hooking get-together at the Fairview Park Library. We should be called the literate hookers! In my haste to get to the library, I forgot to bring my camera, so I don't have any rugs to share with you. I'll try to do better next time!

Karin asked me to share another one of my collections, so Karin, this is for you. This is my cracked crock collection. The majority of the crocks have major "issues", but I love them just the same. The bird crock is my absolute favorite. It was broken completely in half, but luckily it was a clean break so it was glued back together without being noticeable. It is marked Hudson, N.Y. Pottery. I'm guessing I've had it for at least 15 years (and it took me several years to find one I could afford!).
On the left is a Jas. Hamilton & Co. and on the right is a Hamilton & Jones.
The markings on the crock to the left is A. Conrad, Shinston, W. VA. The ones on the right are unmarked.

Another Hamilton & Jones on the upper shelf and an unmarked 2 gallon on the lower shelf.
Miscellaneous crocks on my bucket bench.
A 5 gallon crock with a stencilled eagle that I keep kindling in by the fireplace.

A 4 gallon crock marked C.W. Braun, Buffalo, NY.
A 3 gallon Redwing pottery crock. The lid is probably not original.
Sitting under a table on my upstairs landing.
Atop a cupboard in my hooking room.
Thank you for letting me share my crocks with you. I appreciate you stopping by.

I heard last evening that my Frannie is going to be adopted ~ again. I hope this time it truly is her forever home. I feel badly because I will be out of town Thursday through Sunday and won't be able to do her adoption. I just dropped her off this evening where she will spend one night with an Ohio Pug Rescue member, and tomorrow she is heading to her forever home. I had email corrrespondence today with the new mommy and she sounds very excited to be adopting her. She met Frannie at an event I worked for the rescue and found her to be very special, but I knew that. I had a "talk" with Frannie this evening about why she was going to a new home (I'm such a sap!) and I miss her already, but I know I am doing what is best for her. (But if this adoption doesn't work out, she WILL be mine!)

My DSO (dear significant other...that's a mouthful!) and I are heading to southern Ohio for a long weekend. We will be visiting the Air Force Museum in Dayton, a few antique shops and we have reservations at 3 different bed and breakfasts. Hopefully I'll have lots to post about when I return. Please be sure to stop back!

Pug hugs to all of you :)
Lauren

13 comments:

Orange Sink said...

Hi Lauren,
Thank-you for sharing your crock collection! Crocks are a weakness of mine too, cracked or not! I use them for all sorts of things! I enjoy your blog and will be looking forward to hearing how Frannie does with her new parents! Blessings! Cathy G

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thanks, Cathy ~
I am hoping Frannie will be forever happy in her new home.
I'm glad you enjoyed the pics of the crocks. They can be useful, can't they?
Thank you for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Sheri said...

Oh my, what a collection! I think my favorite is the one with the big flower on it. They're all really cool though. Last summer I spied one in a neighbors yard. The whole bottom was completely gone and it had been sitting on the porch~on it's side all summer. I couldn't stand it any longer and pulled to the side of the road and went to the front door and asked the man if I could have it! He couldn't imagine why, but said sure I could have it! I took it home and filled it with dirt and flowers. Love it! I'll try to remember to take a picture of it tomorrow and post it on my blog! Thanks for sharing your wonderful collection with us.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sheri ~
Please do! I'd love to see a picture of it. I'll be sure to check our your blog when I return from my get-away.
Lauren

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi Lauren ~ You have the best 'cracked crock' collection I've ever seen!!!! And the cracks don't show ~ they really are very nice designs! Good luck to Frannie ~ and have a nice get-away weekend!!

basketsnprims said...

Love your crocks ~ I collect them as well. Thanks for sharing.
Pam

jane augenstein said...

Hi Lauren! WOW what a huge collection of crocks you have!!! Well, who cares if they are cracked, they are just gorgeous! I have a few but none with the beautiful markings of yours. I found one while walking, miles from home, down over a steep bank. I climbed down with the help of my neighbor, drug it up, it was in pieces and not repairable but it is in my herb garden. It has some pretty blue marks on it. I like it even in pieces! LOL
Love you banner, I wonder if Petey my new dog has some pug in him? Take a look at him on my blog. As Alice said, Good Luck to Frannie!!!!
Jane

Anonymous said...

Hi Lauren, I always love looking at your blog, and I especially like to see your collections. What a great collection of crocks, cracked or not they are beautiful!!!!!
Thank you for taking the time to show them to us!!!

Have fun on your trip!!
Take lots of pics and tell us all about your adventures and all of the "goodies" that you find.

Hope everything works out for Frannie!!

Karin

Linda said...

Lauren ~ Your crock collection is great! I LOVE crocks, too, but they are soooo expensive anymore. I have a few, and mine are cracked, too! :0) My yellow ware collection is made up of cracked bowls, also, but they still look nice and prim.

woolyrover said...

Laauren, Love your crock collection, I also collect them and none are perfect, that is why they work in my home so well, goes with everything else.
Hope all goes well with Frannie.
Have a good weekend and yes be sure to share pics of your finds.
How is your penny rug coming along. Loved getting together like that. Can't wait to see the finished piece.

Kaye

woolwoman said...

I'm behind on blog reading Lauren but I am so glad Frannie found a home - also glad you took the plunge and got a Townsend - you will love it! I also enjoyed seeing your crock collection and seeing all the photos from Sauder - hope to make it there one day. You did a great job showing photos to those of us who could not attend - I hope your B&B stays are wonderful and restful and you find some neat antique shops to peruse. Have fun! Mel

Rugs and Pugs said...

Thank you all for commenting! It sounds like there are many cracked crock collectors out there. I saw some wonderful crocks on my get-away, but they were way, way too EXPENSIVE!!!

Ellen said...

I have crock envy... I have many crocks too... but not as pretty as yours!