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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bread & Butter

The first Red Wing Stoneware Company

was organized February 1, 1877 to manufacture stoneware. In August of 1877, construction began for the new factory. By January of 1878, the new buildings housing the kilns and clay were ready for use. Production began with two large up-draft kilns fired with wood and coal. There were four potters’ wheels and several drying frames. Power for the plant came from a 24 horsepower steam engine. By August of 1878, the company was gaining notice as a producer of “useful and beautiful” wares

I found these at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena..LOVE THEM!

They were used to churn butter!! 

Check out the History on these new/old favorite butter churner’s

of mine Here

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I have great new exciting things happening and a great post coming this weekend that you don’t want to miss!

Have a Gorgeous Day

Life is good!

~lulu

P.S They already found there new home on top of my kitchen cabinets

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Love those numbers on them! After all, it is the year of numbers!

42 comments:

  1. Way cool! I saw some of these at one time in a flea market and thought it was a Detroit thing. Guess I should of looked closer.

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  2. Boy, it is the year of numbers, isn't it? Everywhere I look, there are numbers in decorating. Wish I could stumble across some of these. They look great there, by the way!
    Brenda

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  3. Oh, and I want to add that I can't tell you (well, guess I am) how happy it makes me to post a comment on your/any blog without having to type any numbers/letters I continually get wrong. Sort of made my sorry day!
    Brenda

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  4. L.O.V.E. them....I love numbers and those look so good in your home!

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  5. They are gorgeous! A great find... I'm excited as to what this weekend post may be! x

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  6. Lulu you find the most amazing pieces! The butter churns are adorable. Have a great weekend! xx

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  7. You display things so well. A natural stylist.

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  8. You found some good ones! I adore Red Wing crocks - I have several that I put my plants in and just love them. Yours look perfect on top of your cabinets! I'm always on the look out for them but sometimes they can be so expensive-I loved learning about their history.
    :) Sarah

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  9. Love them, Lu! Speaking of numbers... I found a treasure with numbers this week! Still scheming on what to do with it!

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  10. I love them! What great finds! Today I checked craigslist for garage/estate sales goin on tomorrow and there are several near my home! yahoo...the boys are just as excited as I am! Have a great weekend!

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  11. Absolutely love them Lulu!! Fabulous find and they look perfect in your stunning kitchen. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ~ Tina x

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  12. What a great place for your french bread! My mother-in-law recently gave us a large crock that belonged to my husband's great grandma! It is just plain with no stenciling. Since I got it, I've noticed I'm drawn to them more and more! I will have to keep an eye out for a red wing crock! Thanks for sharing Lulu! I love your style!!

    Polly

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  13. I remember being with you when you bought those, and knew you scored...BIG. Love how they look in your home!

    oxox
    Jennifer

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  14. What a great find! The numbers are perfect. Excited for your upcoming post!

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  15. Beautiful, I love that you've included their history. They look great in your kitchen. Rachaelxx

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  16. What delightful finds!!! I had to giggle when you commented on the year of the numbers....it is ever so true in my home. (Glad I am not the only one who loves numbers here and there.)

    The bread looks scrumptious...you can stage like no one else I know. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  17. Love pottery and this is especially nice. Never heard of it so thanks for sharing .

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  18. Hey Lu,

    those are great. I have seen those at auctions in WV, MD, and VA that I attended with my dad. They always sell well and are hard to come by. Great find.
    tammy

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  19. i have quite a few crocks and stoneware...no red wings though, those are very cool...i love the numbers too...thanks for stopping over to visit with me today:) your blog is quite lovely!!!

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  20. Gotta love a little history lesson. Thanks for telling us about the background of of the stoneware, Lu. Nice post.
    Rory
    http://thegreentiquessolution.blogspot.com/

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  21. I LOVE those- they are fabulous!!

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  22. I love that every Blog of yours is a lesson. Love those crocks, good eye!

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  23. Those look great! Can't wait to see the great news!

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  24. Love your Red Wing crocks!
    Looks like they have the large wing, which is the earliest, and most sought after.
    Way cool!

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  25. Awesome! I love crocks and Red Wing Simply the best.Also the numbers how perfect is that! Cheers~Kim

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  26. How fun! I love the numbers!

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  27. I have several old crocks with numbers and love them.

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  28. Lulu,
    I have a crock that I love, it has a number two on it and a crown.
    Love the great thigs you have blogged about.
    keep inspiring us.
    Dore

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  29. Great find, they are gorgeous!

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  30. Perfect Picks! True eyecandy!!
    Have a lovely Friday.

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  31. bread and butter! so simple and so yummy!
    i love your pics :)
    have a sweet weekend!
    justyna

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  32. Oh, don't you just love Red Wing crocks? I have one on my kitchen cabinet too! I posted about it here: http://homeandharmony.blogspot.com/2010/02/before-and-after-kitchen.html

    I really wanted to line the whole cabinet shelf with them, but they are not cheap. :)

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  33. Oh they are sweet...gosh that bread looks good.

    Have a fab weekend,
    xoxo

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  34. Ohmy! So great! So jealous...want those for my own kitchen. What a great find. So true about the numbers too.

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  35. Ooh-la-la....so very pretty!! Truly a great find, and aren't those the best kind??

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  36. Lulu,
    I LOVE these, I have always wanted to get some of those! LOVE your pictures! I love how you put loaves of bread in them!!!! I hope you are doing well! I think of you often!!!
    When I lived in Santa Ynez, my sister and I always said we were going to make a trip to the Pasadena Flea Market, sadly we never made it!! I hope I get to meet you someday! You are so talented, and you are a wonderful friend! Oh and BTW if I was as gorgeous as you~ I wouldn't be afraid of having my picture taken!!! I can't wait to see your next post. I hope it is what I think it is going to be!!
    Take Care,
    Your friend,
    Maria

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  37. Oh I loved how you shared the history with us!!
    You're the Best!
    Take Care,
    Maria

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  38. My heart skips a beat for these!! They have such character!! I have a collection of crocks and i find it very hard to pass them up when i see more to add.... really can a girl have to many treasures!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  39. So cool!!! I love knowing the history of old stuff.

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