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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mid Century White Matte Pottery


My spring cleaning project for this week was to
wash this pottery and give the shelves a fresh coat
of paint.  And I gathered a few more pieces from 
around the house so they would all be together!
The more the merrier, right?
I picked up the leaf shaped plate at an estate sale 
this week and it's the finishing touch!
The shelves used to be white and I'm liking the flat
black much better!  These shelves are above
my washer and dryer.  They make doing laundry
just a little bit more fun!


23 comments:

  1. Yes, I could stare at that for quite some time. So pretty.

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    1. Old stuff is just cooler, isn't it? :)

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  2. Very pretty...and I do like the black shelves because they seem to make the pottery really stand out. Just curious about something because I'm new to all of this. Why does the white have a yellow tinge to it? Is it from a glaze that was applied or is it from the materials that were used in making it? All of your pieces are gorgeous, Betsy. Gives you something beautiful to view while you are turning those socks outside in. ,)

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    1. Well, it's all called white but really it's can be anything from a butter color to beige. It was made that way. It hasn't discolored or yellowed. There are some bright white pieces with a high gloss finish. I have a few pieces but don't have them displayed with this shade. They actually look better with my old ironstone!

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    2. Thank you so much for that explanation. I learned something today! :)

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    3. It's fun, isn't it? I was just thinking that I collect the green pottery and the variation in shades is wide, too....there's the light blue-green, the dark emerald green and everything in between!

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    1. Thanks, Gloria :) It gives me something pretty to look at when I wash clothes!

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  4. That's a beautiful collection! I love that leaf plate!

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    1. Isn't that cute? I think it adds a little variety, too.

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  5. Hi Betsy - wonderful collection - what a range of pieces ... isn't that leaf plate lovely, - the cockerel too - then the gluggy jug and all the other items ... a wonderful range of a whiter shade of pale on black! Cheers and enjoy the view ... Hilary

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    1. There are a few English pieces in there! :)

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  6. All nice and neat
    Can't be beat
    The black really makes them shine through
    But got one question for you
    Do you have any wall space remaining?
    Such room with all your collections must be draining lol

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    1. Trying to keep my collections under control
      as many things through my house roll.
      Many end up going to the shop
      as some of my collections I crop. :)

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  7. Love the black shelves. Black really elevates so many things.

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    1. I totally agree. My first experience with that was when we painted all of our interior doors
      black. It completely changed the look of our home...in a good way!

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  8. Gorgeous collection, Betsy, and I think the black really sets them off! blessings ~ tanna

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  9. I love the black! It really makes the white pottery pop. I admire the way you can even make your laundry area beautiful.

    Laurie

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  10. I'd do laundry cheerfully if I had this beautiful collection to view!
    The matte balck is perfect. So elegant.
    I want that leaf plate!

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  11. It is a beautiful collection. The black shelves are a great idea.

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