DEDICATED TO THE LEGACY OF PRIMITIVE ANTIQUE AMERICAN SALT GLAZED STONEWARE
Antique American Stoneware can be used as a design element in many places in your home.
We keep some stoneware in one of our hutches. The stoneware gives your hutch that warm and farmhouse feel when you look inside. The mottled earthy tones combine with other antique and vintage pieces to complete the look.
We like to move the stoneware around a bit in our home enjoying it in different light and color settings. A hutch, perhaps on steps, in that corner that just needs something spectacular, your kitchen, pantry or by the fireplace. We put larger pieces on our enclosed back porch where the sun just lights things up! We found that eventually, our stoneware finds that perfect spot in our home...until we find it another!
Our antique American blue decorated stoneware makes any home warmer and more friendly. It adds beauty and the age old artisan workmanship adds a richer experience to your living space.
The fireplace is always a great place to show off your stoneware. We have seen the same design idea around wood and pellet stoves, the stoneware just looks so good there, don't you think? We have another picture you may like as well.
We have fox dens near our home and we love to watch them. They are beautiful animals and our stoneware seems to fit quite well with them, natural and beautiful.
Don't feel like your home is any different than any other! Every home has that odd spot that is so hard to figure out! It may be a corner or narrow wall, could be an alcove or even under a window seat. Everybody has one! Watch for a beautiful stoneware that can fill that spot with warmth and beauty.
A narrow wall is best suited for a large crock that can hold a variety of interesting tall choices. The beautiful crock draws the eye to it and the then what you put in it, fills that blank spot with beauty! We have used golf clubs, umbrellas, bamboo, dried thrushes or even a tall slender branch from a tree decorated with white lights to add some light to the subject at hand. It's your choice. It also can give a special place to that "collection" that has not found a place in your home as well.
Interesting forms of shelving help give your home that finished unique look. Wooden shelves can be easily bought or built for that empty spot in your home. We like re-purposing old barn wood, which holds that weathered and aged beauty to make our shelves. The stoneware looks FANTASTIC on old wood. Earthy and natural the colors of the wood and stoneware seem to marry off immediately and create a warm and finished look. Experiment with width and length of shelved to help make your room accents long unusual and interesting.
Selected sized stoneware examples for your shelf display and use different forms to add to the fun. We combine some old blob top bottles, tins and other antiques with our stoneware pieces for an interesting farmhouse display.
Basic stoneware crocks are easy to find and inexpensive to purchase. With some really easy help from you take plain undecorated stoneware and turn them into beautiful pieces for your collection.
Find an old burlap bag and cut it into pieces that fit into a few plain crocks like the ones you see here. The burlap has a nice rough texture and coloration that matches stoneware perfectly. Lap it over the edge and fill the crock with colored rolls of fabric, dried flowers or even wooden spoons and antique kitchen utensils.
Find different forms of crocks to make the display interesting and fun. You can even make labels for the crocks like to ones you see here.
We use sack burlap on ours as we think it matches the best to our stoneware.