Saturday, June 27, 2009

Pink Saturday - Pink Lustre

Having an adoration for all things pink can be fun. Fun is good right? Yes...and well, no.

Good because the color pink lifts my spirits! Bad because I tend to want anything pink! Scary.

So it won't be hard to believe when I tell you about another collection I have. It is not a large one. But it has started.

After working in an antique mall to help myself become better acquainted with the business, I fell in love with pink lustreware.

The pieces are very old and can be expensive. Sometimes I'll even buy chipped and broken items just to HAVE ONE.

Oh okay.


Like these teapots below:

This one I purchased from a little shop, sadly, no longer in business. It was missing it's lid but since it was in my price range of ten dollars, it came home with me! I placed a lid on top that goes with my Grandmother's (now mine) vintage china.
Then I found this little beauty in the antique mall where I have a booth. The spout is chipped a few times and there is a chip on the lid but since it was also in a good price range, it is now living in my china cabinet.

I've put my collection on hold right now mostly because I've run out of storage room already. If I didn't have my vintage book collection I could fit more on my living room shelves!

Sigh. I love too many things.

And if you love PINK things then check out Beverly's blog, How Sweet the Sound, where she hosts Pink Saturday. You'll get your fill!


Elena said...

Collections do tend to keep growing, but it's so nice to have beautiful things around you. And it's fun shopping for them too. These pieces you've shared are lovely.

Have a Happy Pink Saturday ... and a happy pink week too.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Your china is exquisite and sweet - how perfect for today. Thank you for visiting me today.

Your blog is so lovely. It is such a pleasure to get to know you and see you around the blogs.

Warm Regards,

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

what lovely pieces! I can see why you were drawn to them, pretty pink pics!
~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

Neabear said...

These are so pretty!! I love the set in the first picture. Oh, heck, I love all of them. LOL!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

Pink treasures are the best. Thanks for sharing your finds with us. Have a wonderful day.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jillian! Love your china! Have a great weekend.


stefanie said...

happy pink saturday, beautiful pink post

♥Mimi♥ said...

What a sweet Pink Saturday blog post! There's just something about the color pink that brings out the best of everything☺

♥Have a wonderful weekend. Finally warm and sunny here, hope your neck of the woods is just as pink-a-licious as mine♥

Lisa said...

Oh my!! It is so fun to see all the world of Pink! I'd go nuts trying to collect all of the pink dishes out there!! Sorry I'm late we are still in Birthday mode at my house!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Tami said...

Beautiful collection!
Happy Pink Saturday!..xo Tami

Claudia said...

I love pink lustreware! So have a nice collection. The teapots are gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday, Jillian!

Ms.Daisy said...

Love those teapots! It is very easy to go overboard with collections...I acquired 5 more Disney characters at the last thrift sale!


Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday! The pink teapots and tea cups are so pretty! I love the first photo of the pretty pink tea cup with the gold design!

Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!


Cottage Rose said...

Hello Jillian; How nice to meet you, and thank you so much for your kind comment. I bought my wheel nippers at Hobby Lobby they were 18.00 cheaper then on Ebay I checked, I am in love with
Speaking of in love, boy your Pink cuties are just so so beautiful, I collect teat post and tea cup too, I can never have enough..... smile....

Happy Pink Saturday;

MJ said...

Oh, dear! I noticed that you have at least 2 cats ~ you don't have a collection started there too?! It was fun seeing all your pink tidbits!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh my gosh, oh my gosh.. i love your teapots! i love your collection! i am drooling.. seriously, your teapots just beautiful! now you make me want to collect some! thank you for sharing.. happy PS! have a great weekend..

Susie Jefferson said...

Lustreware is gorgeous, precious and fragile, but so beautiful. I don't blame you for collecting it! Happy Pink Saturday!

CC said...

Your Lustreware is just beautiful. I love the sweet shades of pink. Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a lovely week.

kab said...

Love the Pink are the Queen of Pink! I love all your collections.

dana said...

I did not know about lustreware until you shared your info on this post!! Looks like I'm a fan now, too. Thanks, Jillian. That's ALL I need--ANOTHER COLLECTION!! :) L, Dana