Pitchers, Pitchers, Pitchers



Hi everyone!

It is so much fun to find new, pretty, different or unique items at a super good deal that we use everyday. One of those things is pitchers. Our dinner table always has a pitcher of ice water on it. Sometimes I have two pitchers on the table. One for ice water and the other could be lemonade, iced tea or milk. So, I like to have a variety of them.

I found these next two pitchers at the flea market a couple of weeks ago.

This one has a small chip in it, otherwise in very nice shape. This is the first painted ceramic pitcher I have. I thought it was so pretty and a little smaller that some of the other pitchers I have so, it works great for milk on the table. And, I just couldn't beat the price!





This pitcher was found at the same flea market on the same day. And most important, it was also .50 cents! It is a vintage amber glass pitcher with daisy's all over it. I'm sorry the pictures don't show it very well.




So, those were my two latest pitchers for a grand total of $1.00!

I have shown some of my other pitchers in past posts. Here are a few of them.



I have several others besides the ones above. And all of them have been thrift finds with the exception of one which was a gift.

A little history on some early forms of water pitchers.

Olla

**The Latin word olla or aulla (also aula) was a type of pot used by the ancient Romans for cooking and storage.

**An Olla is a ceramic jar, often unglazed, used for cooking stews or soups, for the storage of water or dry foods, or for other culinary purposes. Ollas have a short wide neck and a wider belly, resembling beanpots or handis.

**In Spain and Galicia, the popular dish olla podrida (literally "rotten pot"), cooked in an olla, dates back to the Middle Ages.

**Among Southwestern Native American tribes, ollas used for storing water often were made with narrow necks to prevent evaporation in the desert heat. The olla is used by the Kwaaymii people, among many others, for cooking, storing water, serving meals and even nursing infants.

**The olla is also useful for keeping water cool. When an unglazed olla is filled with water, the water permeates the clay walls of the vessel, causing the olla to "sweat". The evaporation of the sweat cools the olla and its contents. In the early 20th century, many ranches in the American Southwest used the practice of hanging an olla from a rope on the verandah in the sunshine. Several hours after the olla was hung, it was cooled enough by evaporation to keep butter and milk safely cold.

A Catawba potter making olla


Source of info: Wikipedia

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13 comments :

  1. What a nice collection of pitchers. I always need one and never have enough!

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  2. Hi Dian! I love the pitchers - especially the one in the lower right of the foursome picture, with the flowers in it - that looks very unique! What a fun thing to collect! I am starting my own collection of cake stands little by little. :) Anyway, it's fun to collect lots of one thing, isn't it? :)
    I was sorry you couldn't make it last night, but of course I totally understand. I hope you are feeling better!
    Lia is so adorable - it was really fun to see her again. She has grown so big and so smart! Knows how to count and knows her colors- what a sweetie! The kids had a great time together.
    Hope to see you soon sometime!

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  3. You have a great collection of pitchers and wonderful prices too!!
    Jane

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  4. I love pitchers and have just a few. Your amber one is really nice!!! Great price!

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  5. Someone got some bargains! Lovely indeed!

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  6. Hi sweet lady...

    Oooh...I loved getting a peek at a few of your pretty pitchers! You have a really nice collection, my friend! Wow...just .50 cents for those pretty pitchers...what a fabulous deal! Girl, I have to tell you that my mama had an amber pitcher just like yours! I remember her using it all the time as I was growing up! Ohhh...and I love your pretty white pitcher with the black laurel garland on it!

    How very interesting to read about how the pitcher got it's start! Thanks for sharing a few pieces of your pretty pitcher collection and the pitcher facts!!! I collect white ironstone pitchers and have way to many! Hehe! But I love them all!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  7. Those are some really nice pitchers... I love it. Especially the big one :)

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  8. Diann, I have a glass doored cabinet in my family room with my pitchers displayed-love 'em! I repeat again- I want thrift stores like yours! You get such great deals! Loved the info too. Great post
    xoxo Pattie

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  9. Your pitchers are beautiful. I love the white one that says water. So pretty...

    Thanks for sharing!

    -brightest blessings-
    Karina
    thasnifty.blogspot.com

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  10. What a nice collection! Very interesting post.

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  11. Diann,

    Thank you for joining my first Tuesday Trivia Tie-in. I know you have been busy, and not feeling well, but you still managed to find the time and make an extra efort to show me support.

    That's just one of the many reasons why I love you.

    Hope you feel better soon
    Troy

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  12. I love pitchers too. You've got some nice ones.
    Kathy

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  13. The Amber pitcher was a really nice find!!

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