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Friday, February 1, 2013

Contain It

Vintage French Mustard Pots

Joining Alison @ The Polohouse for

Favorite Containers Around the House

Early Unmarked Quimper Sugar Pot

Various containers are frequently 

pulled into service for flowers.

Vintage Brown Transfer Ware
~Covered Dish With Cow Finial ~
Nancy Roberts English Transferware

Vintage transferware, ironstone, French faience ~

 all make convenient containers to corral silver.

Blue and White Collected Thru The Years

 ~ Perfect Containers for House Plants ~

Calico Cow Creamer

Nancy Roberts @ English Transferware 

~ Antique French Faience Mustard ~ 
~ White Ironstone Tureen ~ MacKenzie-Childs Butter ~

~ Vintage Crocks Hold Extra Flatware ~

~Love the Graphics on the  Davidson Crock  ~

~ Buchan's Carbolic Disinfecting Soap for Dogs ~

~ Vintage Rogers and Co. Crock Meant to Hang ~

~White Ironstone Tureen ~

Tureens make perfect containers for both food and flowers.

Yes, there are numerous containers here at 

Hyacinths for the Soul 

used to hold flowers and such.

Both Inside and Outdoors on the Terrace

But wait .   .   .

I can't forget our Sadie girl!

Sadie has her own containers 

for treats and her daily kibble.


Tricia said...

Sarah, I feel as if I've had a mini-tour of your house! You have some wonderful pieces. I especially love the photo of all the plants in the sunny window. And what a great idea to store the flatware with decorative handles in crocks! They're often too large to fit easily in drawers, so this solution is practical as well as decorative!

Salmagundi said...

You have such a variety of beautiful and interesting containers. Thanks for sharing. Sally

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Sarah! Every container is amazing! Love your little mustard jars and your vignette with the blue and white containers just takes my breath away! You have the prettiest things.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

This is a such a beautiful post. I love the mustard pots with the fresh flowers, the flatware in all the little crocks, and all the blue and white transferware pieces. This is why I could never go all white. I love color.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Sarah, I had a couple free minutes at the office so I checked your blog. I can't wait to enjoy this beautiful post again this weekend. Such beautiful pieces!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I am such a fan of blue and white and you have some of the most beautiful I have seen, love them with the ivy...The mixture of your other tureens and containers make such a warm and wonderful setting, thanks for sharing with us ...have to go back and see again...lol

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Seriously wow Sarah!
You have the most amazing collections. I love that first pic, it just made me swoon.
And all your amazing and colorful flatware too...great tour, loved it!

La Table De Nana said...

I agree so interesting..I would be stopping at each:-)
I love plants in blue and white..and Terra cotta of course..
Your fern is gorgeous..
Love the MOP cutlery..but I think most of all if I HAD to pick..the antique mustard pot avec le monsieur:-) J'aime:-)


Your pieces are gorgeous! I love them, they are so sweet too, specially the first photo! Your collection makes me swoon, dear Sarah..simply wow!! Just came from the Favorites OTF party too. Have a great weekend.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You have some beauties and I love the table of plants in front of the window.

Maureen said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing collection of containers! I thought I'd be envious of your mustard pots but the whole post has me positively green and coveting it all!

Stitchfork said...

sometimes it's just so hard to contain ourselves - hehe
Great containers!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

wow such interesting pieces! But what really caught my eye was all your lovely silverware! Love the polka dots, especially!

Olive said...

Sarah, I love that bay window. I have house plants in mine but somehow yours is more elegant by far. Olive

Babs said...

Sarah, I'm "drooling" over your container collections, especially your mustard pots, and the gorgeous display of blue and white containers in your window. I LOVE,LOVE that photo and arrangement.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Sarah, what a perfectly beautiful post! I Oh'd and ah'd my way through the entire thing..then went back for seconds! Better than any home decor magazine as far as I am concerned..and..I can write and ask so easily if I would like information on all the beauty!
Is that GREAT or what??!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You have such an interesting array of containers in your home! I love to put things in something and also love containers! Your french graphics made me swoon! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Linda

The French Hutch said...

Sarah this is the sweetest post! Such beautiful containers everywhere and of course I love the Quimper. I also love the brown transfer ware, gorgeous. Lovely vignettes. I've had a fit over the watercolor of Sadie by Fifi. Just precious!
We are back home, a long day but all is well. Thanks for thinking of us.

Sending you a hug and thank you.
The French Hutch

Designs By Pinky said...

OMGoodness, I love YOUR collection of blue and white!!! Also that copper container is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing all this!!! XO, Pinky

Karen said...

Oh my, where to begin. Your collection of mustard pots is fabulous but the blue and white display in your window is my favorite. You have done such a nice job with the cement pot of flowers and vines is also a favorite...I'm rushing spring with my desire to plant and be in the garden.
So pretty.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such fabulous containers! My favorites are the blue and white and brown transfer ware. And the ironstone. And.... I just love them all! Gorgeous photos!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh my! The table filled with blue and white, and your beautiful plants is so wonderful. I love the way it looks! Just gorgeous!

Miss Kitty said...

What a great treat, Sarah, to see your fabulous collection of containers! Really beautiful...thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos of your mix of great items.

Bernideen said...

Sarah: I see we own the same Valentine lady! I like the container with the silverware best!! Everything looks lovely and thank you so much for linking to "Open House".

Blondie's Journal said...

I had to go through your post twice! So many pretty pieces, Sarah! You have exquisite taste and style. I just love all of it! The collage is wonderful to see how it all harmonizes. What a great collection of pretties!


Judy Biggerstaff said...

Yes great containers you are sharing. I especially like the blue and white ones.

Susan said...

What fabulous containers you've got Sarah! I love all the flowers and plants in them, too.

Carolyn Robbins said...

What a beautiful collection! Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend.

The French Hutch said...

Sarah, back again to say hello and enjoy these wonderful photographs of your containers. I love how you've mixed French Faience mustard pots with Quimper and ironstone crockery. Your shelves are a visual delight my friend! Your garden blooms bring anticipation of Spring! Much needed daydreams right now............


Priscilla said...

The French and English mix better at your house than they do in real life! Really, I put it down to your talent. You have a remarkable ability to make it work. Great post.

Steph's Stitching said...


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Sarah, your crockery, jars, and pots are just beautiful! What a lovely mix of transferware and English and French. Love it. I especially enjoyed seeing all your lovely plants in the window. Stunning display. Thank you for sharing this at my HOME and have a lovely weekend.


On Crooked Creek said...

I'd say you contain yourself, quite nicely, dear friend!!!
Lovely containers for numerous and varied uses!
Love the Kibbles 'n Bits for Sadie!!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a wonderful post! I ADORE your brown transferware! Thank you so much for inspiring me today!


Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh my goodness, love it all! Your table of blue & white is gorgeous with all those beautiful plants...I'm drooling!
Hope you've had a wonderful Saturday!

J Rye said...

Everything is beautiful.

Please come and peek at my PINK.
Your comment is always a joy to read.

Sue said...

You have wonderful ceramics....and I loved the first picture with the Valentines face...

kitty said...

Oh Sarah, you have such wonderful containers. I love the crocks for holding all your pretty flatware. Then again, I love the brown transferware..,and the blue...oh gosh, I love all of them!! I'm going back now for another peek.

Tartan Terrace said...

Sarah - Your containers are beautiful! I especially love the ironstone. Thank you for such a lovely post.

Sonia said...

Hi Sarah,
Catching up on my blog visits...your containers are wonderful! Such a great collection...love the blue and white in the window..so springy and fresh looking! Beautiful post!
Miss Bloomers

Betty said...

Wonderful post. So beautiful. Thanks for visiting, and I loved your cameo post also. I left a comment as soon as I saw the cameo. It looks like spring at your house. Amazing.
Betty @ My Cozy Corner

Debra said...

This was wonderful! You have so much beauty here between the containers and flowers and plants / swooning :)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi Sarah!

What glorious containers!
My favorites are the printed English pots -- you have so many I have never seen before. The wall hanging one is so adorable! I love all the shapes and sizes you have found.

Your blue and white pots are gorgeous too!

Sorry I did not get over here sooner to comment. Just got back in town late last night. Finally able to post comments!

Thanks so much for pulling these beautiful images together to share with us, Sarah!

Diana Schmied said...

Absolutely beautiful! And packed in with the gorgeous pictures -- a lot of really good, solid ideas for containing the "stuff" of life. Thanks for sharing.

Annesphamily said...

Sarah you are such a delight! One of the kindest bloggers I know! You have so many lovely treasures to show us! I love the art work of Sadie! What a sweetheart she is! I love your doggy area for all her treats and her kibble too! Thanks for sharing. HPS! I am on a mission. Halfway thru my visits as I have never been able to visit every pinkie!
Such a joy to see you here!
Hugs Anne

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I loved all your containers for flower arrangements. You have given me lot of ideas - thanks so much.
Great blog and I love the blue vases, etc.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my heart is beating faster over those crocks. I NEED one. Off to ebay... :)

County Line Road said...

Hi Sarah,
Wow! Now that's a collection. You definitely have a nice eye for composition.

Diane said...

So many containers - so little time! I love how you use some of them for flatware. What a wonderful way to display those pieces and help with the overflow in drawers. Thanks for the tour - your have a beautiful collection.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, Sarah! You have some gorgeous containers. I have always had a weakness for brown transferware, and I don't own any! Your blue and white pieces are so pretty, but my favorite is your King Ferry butter house by MacKenzie-Childs. It is stunning! I love the butter house in that particular pattern.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sarah, What a beautiful collection of containers! I especially love the French mustard jars and the faience mustard is amazing. Thank you for sharing this at the Open House party.
xx, Sherry

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have some fab containers there! I think the blue and white collection is my favorite. I also love the idea of of storing extra flatware in the crocks! I need to steal that idea!

P.S. - Emily and Taylor's wedding date is October 20th.

Cottage and Broome said...

I always love Nancy's transfer ware! So many beautiful collections here i'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Have a great week, Laura

La Dolfina said...

Hi Sarah,

Gosh I love your home and style!
What fabulous treasured containers you have amassed and filled so beautifully!!
Thank you for stopping by. I wish you could join me at The Point one day... oh the fun we'd have!!!
Wishing you a bright week ahead.

Mary said...

Sarah~ Your gorgeous collection of containers make me swoon! What a wonderful way to store & display your flatware! I'm in love with your brown transferware and your sweet dog soap crock!! Love Fifi's water color of Sadie and her kibble & cookies in her own MC canister :)

Art and Sand said...

I just found the Favorites on the First party and am preparing my post. I loved looking at all your containers. You have so many fun collections.

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Each container is gorgeous! I know they must make you smile each time you pass one. I wanted to thank you for your visits, kind words, and encouragement. They've meant the world to me.

The Refeathered Roost said...

I especially love your brown trasferware but every single container is lovely. So happy to be following your now. Have a wonderful week, melinda

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What great uses of containers you have shared with us today!!

All are so lovely!!

Great ideas for displaying items too!!


Rettabug said...

Absolutely outstanding collections, Sarah!! I loved seeing each & every one, but am especially fond of the way you've grouped the blues in the window sill. So special!

Thank you for showing us SOME the things you love to collect. I know there is more. LOL


Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh Sarah, what a fabulous post! You know I'd love all of the wonderful Quimper, but now I also want some French mustard pots. And oh, how I love that pretty mustard server with the little boy figure on the side of it. And I don't want to forget that gorgeous blue and white and brown and white transferware. I want your collections! Fifi's picture of Sadie is adorable. laurie

Marigene said...

Sarah, you have many wonderful collections...love the mustard pots, but I think my favorite is your Quimper collection.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

You have an amazing collection of containers, and that shot of your flowers on the table in front of the window is stunning! My favorite item has to be the brown and white transferware piece with the cow as the knob!

Micupoftea~ said...

Sarah~ Nice collections which look fabulous gathered together!
Happy Valentine's Day,

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh Sarah I just love it all!! The table in front of your bay window looks stunning!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Sarah, all the GOODIES HERE! And you capture them all so well in these fantastic photo collages! You are making me very excited for spring to come to display flowers on a pretty table scene.

That watercolor by FIFI; that is a FABULOUS RENDERING of your little precious fluff! Thank you my dear for your visit last night and WOW how young I was back in 1978. NO WAY has that much time passed....NO WAY! teeheee

May you have a wonderful Valentine's day next week but may love always embrace you.


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Sarah, all the GOODIES HERE! And you capture them all so well in these fantastic photo collages! You are making me very excited for spring to come to display flowers on a pretty table scene.

That watercolor by FIFI; that is a FABULOUS RENDERING of your little precious fluff! Thank you my dear for your visit last night and WOW how young I was back in 1978. NO WAY has that much time passed....NO WAY! teeheee

May you have a wonderful Valentine's day next week but may love always embrace you.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, you do have some of the neatest containers and you display everything so beautifully. Love your vignettes. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Things and Thoughts said...

Ι was very glad to discover your Blog, I liked it so much.Hope you visit mine.Great atmoshere.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

So beautiful, Sarah! This is the perfect cheerful visit for a dreary, damp day :) Hope you are having a wonderful week!
xo, Andrea

xinex said...

Such beautiful collection of containers, Sarah! You use them so functionally and classy too....Christine

Kathleen said...

You do have the most wonderful collections! I enjoyed this very much!

Linda Primmer said...

Oh my goodness, what a lovely collection of beautiful containers. They are all so pretty. The brown transfer catches my eye. So many to admire. Such a beautiful vignette in the bay windows.

bj said...

As always, dear heart, this is an outstanding array of containers, plants, flowers and mostly PURE TALENT. :)

Southerncook said...

LOVED all of your containers you shared. Gave me lots of inspiration not only to use what I have but for collecting other things as well.

Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

The French Hutch said...

Back for another visit Sarah. You post is a wealth of beautiful inspiration. I love your shelf vignettes and the blue and white display at the window.
Hope you had a wonderful Saturday..........

The French Hutch

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Sarah, this is a wonderful post - your collections and displays are lovely. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
I appreciate you sharing,

a quiet life said...

you have so many darling little treasures, but of course miss sadie is the one true star! i love her doggie treats too, how adorable, talk about a pampered pet! just want to wish you a very happy valentines day, i know love is already in the air, 365 days a year for you, so at least indulge in some sugar to prove it!

The Vintage Chateau said...

What a fabulous post. Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful and clever ways you use your containers!

French Kissed said...

Hi Sarah,

You have such wonderful taste in containers and I love the way you use them to organize and display. This was a great tour!


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