Hi again! Here is my latest black and white enamelware display, this time in my farmhouse hutch. I had started collecting black and white enamelware by accident, since I found a few pieces along my travels, and was kind of ignoring them. Then after about a year and a half now, it seems that I kept finding more pieces and thought, hey, this is actually something I like! Here is a snippet of the new display with more detail to follow below in this post:
On our farm we had red and white enamelware, which you can see in some of my earlier posts, such as the first in that series here with my New Farmhouse Hutch.
Now that I realized that I like black and white enamelware, I have started watching out for it more and I seem to keep finding more. Maybe it’s more prevalent than red and white? I am not sure. I think because as I mentioned in my last post on this topic, it is more about function that flashy colors.
My first post on black and white enamelware is here, Collecting Black and White Enamelware:
Back to Black and White Enamelware
Recently I have found a few more pieces, notably another large canning pot with lid, a couple more large pitchers, 2 basins and another dipper. I think it’s time for a full display 🙂
I actually wasn’t expecting this pot to be the same size as the one I already had. But sometimes you forget what you have already. These canning pots were very popular on the farm and the canning jars would fit nicely in them for canning.
A lady in town was selling this pitcher on the marketplace, pretty cheap. It’s always funny when they describe them and say ‘oh and it has a couple dings and is a bit rusted’. My response is ‘uh-huh, that’s okay’, because really who wants one that is brand new. The more character the better!
And here is the latest large black and white enamelware pitcher, along with a couple basins that the seller had. He had sold his house and these seemed to be his last items he was parting with.
I told him I would be using these in a display and not reselling. I really have no intention of selling these items…They are too special. The large basin is VERY large, 14 inches across and 5 inches deep. The pitcher is the largest of the 4 I have and I really can’t imagine finding another one that large. The smaller basin is 12 1/2 inches across and 3 1/4 inches deep.
The 4 pitchers are 7 inches, 9 inches, 9 1/2 inches and 10 inches high and the largest one has a 7 inch girth. It would be heavy when full, I can imagine using it to water plants or anything really.
Here is the first dipper I found, and grabbed it quick as soon as I saw it.
In my travels I also came across this black enamelware dipper. I am really partial to these, since we used a similar style of dipper every day on the farm for drinking from the water bucket. We pumped our drinking water by hand from the well and brought it into the house. We shared the dipper and I am sure all the sharing made our immunity alot stronger!
My little kitchen side table was starting to overflow with black and white enamelware!
New Black and White Enamelware Display
The farmhouse hutch I had bought last year makes the most sense for this display, with the white background. And of course a few white doilies and other farmhouse items just make it so authentic. The vintage black and white kitchenware is so classic to the prairies and farm life.
And finally the full display:
Here are a few pictures of the full display from different angles. I included a wicker side table with a white ironstone pitcher and basin, small aluminum kettle as well as some black inkpots and inkwells. The inkpots and inkwells were from my mother’s collection.
On the left side is a white vintage kitchen chair, some white linens and that white enamelware scale I found quite awhile ago. I also have included some black telephone insulators from our farm, some smaller white ones from our farm, a pair of vintage binoculars a couple of my grandmothers ironstone items, plate, bowl and creamer.
Here’s a close up. These pitchers are amazing and I still can’t believe I found four of them! The 2 lanterns are great for the top shelf. The larger one was from our farm.
One more picture, with the full view:
YouTube video of this display
Here is the Youtube video of this display on my YouTube channel 🙂
Well that’s it! Stay tuned for updates as I will keep adding more items to this display. Don’t forget to check out my other posts and displays from the main menu or home page. I hope you enjoy viewing my farmhouse black and white enamelware display as much as I do! I truly get enjoyment thinking about all the people that may have used each item over the years and how special and useful they were in their everyday life! ‘Til next time!