I saw this picture of a spongeware pitcher, below, on Pinterest and got very excited! It is exactly like one that belonged to my great-grandmother that I am now lucky enough to possess.
It has always been one of my favorite things!
When I followed the link to the page where this pitcher was listed it gave it and the soap dish a value of $380. I would never sell mine because I am sentimentally attached! I don't have the soap dish, but I do have mine happily arranged with other items of blue.
These dishes, the Spode, belonged to my husband's mother. I add little things here and there to the arragement, like the little antique oval dish and the tea pot and pitcher. I have a weakness for pitchers, I must confess. The angel, by Jim Shore, travels around the china cabinet blessing all within. Kinda pretty, isn't it?
Also displayed in the cabinet is a baby dish that was used by my husband's father who is 88 years old, and his siblings. I nested a little bird on the ledge. The cookie jar is an antique that my mom picked up somewhere and gave me many years ago. They are resting on a vintage doll quilt that I believe is from the late 1800's.
This plate above is a newcomer to my collection. I picked it up at an antique store in Pillager, MN when we were there recently. How do you like the name Pillager? I never gave it any thought until we were there this past July, and then I became curious about what got pillaged. Hmmm. I must do a little research on that!