October 15, 2012

Decorating with Antique Crocks

I went to my aunt and uncle's house yesterday for some cake and coffee after their first grandbaby was baptized at church. My uncle has told me before that he's been collecting antique crocks during his travels for work and I was excited to get to see them all finally! 

I wish I could tag along on his next work trip, apparently he finds some great garage sales out in Iowa! Living so close to a big city here you don't find antiques very often, and when you do they're expensive.

So I was thrilled when my Uncle Pete offered to give me one of his crocks!! He has some really nice ones, his favorite is a GINORMOUS one that he found in Michigan. I've never seen a crock that big before. My favorite was the one his daughter, my cousin, Becky, found recently. It's really little and used to have butter in it and has the cutest picture of a farm boy on it :) 

Here's mine...

Of course all I could think about the rest of the day was where I would put it and what I would put in it! For the fall I thought some sticks would look nice. I always see people on blogland saying how they just went out to their yard and found some perfect sticks to decorate with. I don't now what kind of trees they have in their yard but the sticks at my house are pretty much good for roasting a marshmallow and that's it. I guess I'll have to go buy some cute sticks. The thought of buying sticks really bothers me, though!

I looked on google images for some other cute crocks that have been used to decorate and here's what I found:

The Lettered Cottage, wasn't surprised by that one!! It's one of the first blogs I ever discovered and I adore it!

Lots of cute little crocks!

Exactly what I was thinking! :) She better not have found those perfect sticks in her yard...
Yup. She did.


  1. I literally have one tree on my lot, and it's a baby, no sticks here. However, if you ever want to fill your crock with a variety of weeds, I'm your girl!

  2. I am SO glad you posted this. I just realized that somewhere I have the cutest crock ever...and I haven't seen it in years. Thinking back, I think the last time i saw it was 2 years ago. We had a rustic wedding and reception and it was on one of the tables. I bet it's STILL wrapped up in bubble wrap in the reception box!

    I'm so excited! You just gave me the gift of my crock back! After work, I'm un packing that box. Can't wait to see what other treasures are still in hibernation!

    ~ Dana at Cooking at Cafe D