Sunday, July 10, 2011

Blue Enamelware, and Vintage Blue Dishes

I love blue enamel ware.
Does not really matter if old or new.
And how about this old blue crackled tea pot?
Maybe not safe for tea, but cool to look at.
And look at this sweet little children's tea cup and saucer set.
It has 3 cherries on the bottom center of the plate,
the the same as the pink ones I posted here.
Anyone know what that is?
Know anything about the dishes?

and here is an old sugar bag.
Love the blue writing on them.
hmmm. what could we do with this??
Happy Blue Monday
barbara jean


Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Brabra Jean for your beautiful visit!!

I see thst you have some recycled finds over here as well :)

It is so fun to find that treasured find and giving them a new home to be loved.

Thank you for your comment you left me before your way back home :)

I will make a point to make it by more often:)

Keep inspiring your treasures my friend and blessings to you and yours.

She Uses Her Words said...

The tea set is darling! And I love the sugar bag. I just attended a class on incorporating vintage linens into quilts. I would use that sugar bag in a 1930s reproduction quilt.

There's a recipe for soaking linens and getting out stains that the teacher shared. Mix equal parts of powdered dishwasher detergent, like Cascade, and powdered non-chlorine bleach (but NOT oxy-clean). She mixes a cup of each and soaks them in a large sink overnight. Then puts them in the washer on gentle with no detergent and lets them run through the whole cycle. She says most stains come out this way. However, if there is a price-tag on the linen that has been there awhile, those marks sometimes don't come off and can actually develop into a hole.
Hope that helps with linen stain problems!
xoxo, Karen