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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

If I Owned a Colonial Home....

I would decorate it with Colonial household items. I can imagine the Colonial American housewife took as much, if not more, pleasure in setting up her home with practical, useful, and beautiful items. She took pride in her tea service and washbowl and pitcher. She cherished her handmade quilts, and took special care of any porcelain chinaware she was fortunate to own.

Here are a few examples of what you might find in a Colonial House.


Balsalt was a hard black glass stoneware manufactured by Josiah Wedgwood from about 1768.


Cauliflower ware: Sometime in the 1760s, a potter named William Greatbach created cauliflower tureens, cabbage bowls, lettuce pots, pineapple teapots and stands. Josiah Wedgwood did the glazing.



Salt Glazed Earthenware


Jasper Ware was created and manufactured by Josiah Wedgewood. It has a fine grain and is unglazed.


Do you have any of these in your collection. Share with us at Colonial Quills your favorites.

Rita Gerlach
Dusk to Dawn Historical Fiction
http://ritagerlach.blogspot.com

10 comments:

  1. I have a small but tall jasper ware "urn". Love the look of that cauliflower-ware...Beatutiful photos, Rita

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  2. There is a teapot collection at our house. Teapots from India, China, Russia, England etc. Teapots can just be so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hi 4readin,
    I have a teapot collection as well. The oldest and my favorite is a blue willow teapot that belonged to my grandmother. I also have a collection of creamers.

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  4. Thank you for your post and lovely pictures, Rita. I have several pieces of Jasper Ware and my dishes are Queens Ware, also by Josiah Wedgewood, commissioned by George III for Queen Charlotte.

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  5. That is marvelous, Janet. Mr. Wedgewood certainly gave the world some beautiful treasures.

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  6. Hi Rita, thank you for the Post and the beautiful Pictures, I love those Teapots.
    I seen a few pieces and my Girlfriends Mothers House and I always have to look at them.
    Beautiful.
    Many Blessings

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  7. Lovely! I collect teacups, so I thoroughly enjoyed seeing these pictures. Thanks, Rita!

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  8. Beautiful Rita!
    I think my favorites would be the jasperware, the cauliflower; and I have a couple of jugs that are salt-glazed and they look good with the mix of prim and colonial(early colonial?)in my house. And finally the Wedgewood piece--have never seen that kind! Thanks so much!

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  9. Beautiful Rita!
    I think my favorites would be the jasperware, the cauliflower; and I have a couple of jugs that are salt-glazed and they look good with the mix of prim and colonial(early colonial?)in my house. And finally the Wedgewood piece--have never seen that kind! Thanks so much!

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  10. I have some replica salt-glazed pieces, but nothing authentic from the 18C. I'm drawn to the earlier, more rustic earthenware. Although I hadn't seen the cauliflower ware before. I like it.

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