Monday, September 21, 2009

Just a Leetle Crack

Happy, Happy Blue Monday folks! Hope your skies are as bright a blue as mine today! I have this gorgeous blue pitcher to share with you. The vines on it are raised glass, and I love the fluting around the rim. It's a good size and could easily be used for lemonade or iced tea.It is very old, my aunt can remember it being around as far back as the early 1930s. She also remembers that there is a small crack that her father fixed, but they never used it to hold liquids after that. Sometimes they would put dried flowers in it. This pitcher is now on display in my parents' living room. I'd like to get my hands on it and see what the deal is with that crack, I don't think my mom has ever tried to put water in it. Maybe I'll ask her to check it out. I kind of feel badly for the pitcher, sitting around for the past 75 odd years unable to do the thing for which it was created. But it sure is nice to look at!
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17 comments:

Riet said...

That certainly is a lovely pitcher. Have a nice day

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

What a blue beauty! Wonder what the sunlight would look like coming through it? Thanks for sharing it with us. xxoo

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SmilingSally said...

I think that gorgeous pitcher just HAD to be created to look magnificent, and it does! I love it. Happy Blue Monday.

Vodka Logic said...

It is very beautiful even if it never holds liquids again.
x

Kimi said...

That is beautiful! I have a wash basin and pitcher that my father bought at an antique store. It has cracks in it and I never tried putting anything in it. Then again, I don't know what I Would put in there, given that it is a "bathroom" type item. lol I doubt anyone would want lemonade out of a wash pitcher. lol :)

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

It would have been nice to actually use it. But I think it is still perfect for display. It is, after all, a very pretty case. I love the shade of blue, the design itself, and those vines!

Happy Blue Monday!

li

Shelia said...

Morning Elizabeth! Oh what a gorgeous pitcher! Too bad about the crack. Maybe you should just sneak it out of your mom's house and see if she even notices.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shy said...

Wow, that pitcher is older than me, and still look like new. its a lovely pitcher. Thanks for sharing it, happy blue monday!

Mary said...

How gorgeous is that! I don't blame you for wanting to get your hands on it. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Wow isn't that gorgeous! I love understated beauty like that....and blue!!

Dorte H said...

Oh, this is sooo pretty!

Mrs. B. Silly said...

That's really pretty, I hope the little blue pitcher has an even longer life ahead of her, crack or no crack.

Debbie said...

It is a beautiful pitcher. My whole post today is about using heirlooms and enjoying them!

Stay@homemommy said...

I love this pitcher! It is such a lovely shade of blue. I want one now! :o)
~Karrie

Bestmedia said...

Beautiful picture!

Happy Blue Monday!
Thanks for the sharing

Lemondrop Marie said...

I love old things that someone took the time to fix and make usable again instead of just tossing away the way we do now with our Walmart mentality! This is pretty!