The Crazy Suburban Mom: What a crock!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

What a crock!

I did get out this week-end and found an estate sale so I'm doing Vintage Thingies Thursday with Colorado Lady , Thrifty Thursday over at Bloggeritaville (Don't you love that name?) and The Dalomba Days

The main thing I got (and love to giggling) was something I've never picked up before, I hear it's called a pickle crock and should have a lid.  Perusing the internet I found - and I know nothing about pottery except that I was very bad at making it in camp, Where was I? Oh yes... The crown is found on things made by the Robinson Ransbottom Pottery Company, Roseville, Ohio and things with similar marks (crocks, beanpots, etc) were made in early 1900's.


And okay, the crock has imperfections, probably from falling 
over when it was full of pickles...

But hey, I have imperfections from falling over when I was full of pickles, too!

or was it that I was crocked?

A memorable Forth of July that was - The summer of '92 - But I digress...


It's sitting on a vintage suitcase - I got that at yard sale ten years ago when I didn't know
the word vintage - I only knew the word 'old'.


I don't make pickles but it sure is nice for keeping my vintage magazines neat!

 I did Retro Tuesday (on Wednesday) yesterday -if you love vintage magazines - check it out HERE

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Happy Cottage Quilter 10/15/09, 9:27 AM  

Cool crock! And you are right. Everything was old before it became vintage :-)


Jane 10/15/09, 9:32 AM  

You had me laughing when reading your post! Love the pickle crock...and yes "vintage" is the new buzzword for old...somehow it makes old things sound so much better!

Postcardy 10/15/09, 9:40 AM  

"Vintage" does make "old" things seem more interesting.

The Quintessential Magpie 10/15/09, 9:48 AM  

Love the crock and the suitcase! They are charming.

Happy Thrifty Thursday...


Sheila :-)

SueLovesCherries 10/15/09, 10:19 AM  

I think we've all been a bit pickled at one time or another! Looks great on the suitcase!

LV 10/15/09, 10:24 AM  

Enjoyed your pickle VTT today, cracked or not. You are using all the "old" thing in a nice fashion.

Jingle 10/15/09, 10:28 AM  

Old crocks are so neat! My Mom has a few of them!

viridian 10/15/09, 10:39 AM  

Great way to use your old crock.

Anonymous,  10/15/09, 11:18 AM  

WHat a great find on your crock. I was looking for one last year when I had an idea to try and make my own sauerkraut. Don't asked me how that silly idea got in my head but I never did do it as crocks are hard to come by here!


Patti 10/15/09, 11:21 AM  

This is the best pickle recipe - you must try it:
and then you can get crocked - oops, I mean USE your crock...thanks for the chuckle

Lynette 10/15/09, 12:06 PM  

so am i just becoming vintage instead of old? And do I have to be 50 or 100 to be antique?

Sarah 10/15/09, 12:10 PM  

Oh girl, who knew pickles use to come in such a fantabulous jar?! I'm sooo loving it! God's blessings, Sarah :D

Julie 10/15/09, 12:43 PM  

Thanks for visiting. :-)
I like the crock and the CROWN on it...and the little suitcase. Looks good.
I liked your vintage magazine post too. Reminds me of the mags my mom got.
Have fun!

Lisa 10/15/09, 12:59 PM  

I love how you keep old mags in the crock!

Maureen 10/15/09, 1:54 PM  

You really are a crazy girl! Full of pickles or crocked! lol

I used to think that the number on crocks had some importance or would reveal something about the maker but alas I have been informed that all it means many gallons the crock holds.

Love the vignette.

racheld 10/15/09, 2:56 PM  

You've found a Crown 2!! And put it to elegant use in company with nice luggage and magazines. What a lovely retirement.

Thanks for dropping in at Lawn Tea!!


Pink Roses and Teacups 10/15/09, 3:36 PM  

Thanks for the giggle. Yes, vintage sounds better than old. Nice pickle crock. I have never seen one before.


Diann 10/15/09, 4:27 PM  

Awesome crock! I love to find those!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

vanessa 10/15/09, 4:28 PM  

I love crown motifs--and I like how you use it for magazines--very nice.

Debbie 10/15/09, 4:30 PM  

Your post made me giggle! And the crock looks pretty good in the pictures. I have rarely seen the lids for these, they must have gotten dropped frequently.

Mimi 10/15/09, 4:56 PM  

Nice crock!

Coloradolady 10/15/09, 5:03 PM  

I would have purchased that too! I love the color and design.

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

NathanRising 10/15/09, 5:04 PM  

Your post made me laugh, which is quite an accomplishment because this is my first real day of dieting and I am rather unhappy about it. Miserable, actually. I've been eating salad, cherry tomatoes, and celery all day and I'm so hungry that it feels like my stomach is digesting itself.

I digress...

I've never seen a pickle crock before! Pretty neat. I love old things.

I spied a jar of pickles in my fridge that I'm going to have to devour. My diet isn't working out so well...


Carisa 10/15/09, 6:20 PM  

I love the crown on the crockery. Nice find! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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mama-face 10/15/09, 7:24 PM  

A few years ago some of the 'cool' teenage clothing stores had a vintage style going on. The clothes were sold wrinkled...very vintage. That really has nothing to do with your post...but I love your crockery.

I lost in google for hours; much like blogs. :)

Lidian 10/15/09, 8:07 PM  

I love that pickle crock, it is fab!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville 10/15/09, 8:24 PM  

Indeed, what a crock! I just adore you. You make me laugh. WHat a great crock. Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday this week! Some great finds, my friend!
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JEWELGIRL 10/16/09, 11:28 PM  

I don't know a lot about pickle crocks but I think
you found a really use for it!

Nicole Feliciano 10/19/09, 10:37 AM  

What a charming little corner you've created in your home. Thanks for sharing.

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