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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Country Crocks

Country style decorating never seems to go out of fashion. In the 80's and 90's we called it "Country" or "Primitive". Now it's "Farmhouse" or "Rustic".  Whatever you call it, I still love the colors and textures of  vintage items. One of my go to collectibles is old stoneware crocks. Sometimes referred to as pickle crocks these originally were used for brining and preserving fresh vegetables from the garden.

However, they look great filled with greenery for a centerpiece,

 or overflowing with flowers on the front porch.

Here is my small collection of vintage crocks. I use them to hold  rolling pins and other kitchen utensils, magazines and an assortment of herbs.

 Old crocks are frequently marked with a number representing the size, or with a makers mark or design.

If you're lucky you can find vintage crocks while antiquing in the $20-50 range. My son bought a large one once for only $5! Rare or unique designs sell for in the hundreds.
Crocks are a nice way to add a little authenticity to your Farmhouse decor without spending a fortune!

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