Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Decorating With Crocks

Decorating with crocks and using them around the house for display is so fun. I love collecting antique crocks and displaying stoneware crocks tucked here and there in our home.

primitives, check lamp

When putting things back after Christmas, I decided to group some of my decorating with old crocks in the dry sink. One of my girlies gave me the little primitives sign for Christmas. The candle lamp below was thrifted from Goodwill. That will be my main source of new stuff for the house for a while as we are putting all extra cash into some home maintenance for now. I do have some gift cards to my favorite store though so I will get to do a little shopping for the house.

pig cutting boards, candlestick lamp

The warm colors make decorating with stoneware crocks to cozy.

old stoneware crocks, butter paddles, wire basket

dry sink, prim decor

Tips for decorating with stoneware crocks:

1. Atop cabinets is a great place to display and collect old crocks. Make sure they are stable and will not fall. You can tuck dried or silk flowers in them.

2. On shelves is another great place to display crocks. Use them as book ends as they are nice and heavy. Display crocks in groups of threes for best effect.

3. On the floor makes decorating with large crocks the safest. They are heavy and should be low to the ground. You can fill them with a collection like we did with our rolling pins, a favorite way to display crocks.


  1. I love that dry sink and you have it accessorized so pretty. I will email you tonight...Patty

  2. Very pretty vignette!
    I really like the little fence you have on the wall, too cute!!

    Blessings to you and your family in 2012.

  3. Nice. I like to group things together in a collection too.

  4. Very cozy! I love your little electric candle and just the whole vingette is adorable! I have a similar dry sink that I'm using now as a nightstand in the guest bedroom.
    :) Have fun with your new giftcards.

  5. I love those crocs! And I love the photos! Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday today in Bloggeritaville!

    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  6. I always love seeing all of your vignettes and displays. All of your primitives are so wonderful. I use to decorate with all primitives too and still have a love for them. Great vignette, love it. Hugs, marty

  7. always love to see the dry sink and how you have it displayed!


  8. Love crocks and your dry sink is a perfect spot for displaying them :)

    Have a wonderful day Elaine!!


  9. Cozy. I love the look for January.
    And, sunflowers are one of my favorite things in life.
    Good job!

  10. Beautiful vignette! You would have loved all the primitive and other lovely things I saw at the Country Living Fair last October! Your crocks are gorgeous - perfect colors for this time of year! thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday!

  11. That little crow made me smile Elaine, it looks so darn cute there with all your warm stuff.

    We need to get together soon. I will email you later.

    Love ya,


  12. What a beautiful display, love that pretty wire basket!

    Big Hugs

  13. Everything looks perfect together! You have a great eye for putting things together!

  14. You are so creative. I love the dry sink.

  15. Oh yes, love the dry sink! Love what you put in it too!

  16. that is a lovely dry sink and the arrangement looks lovely,, love the old crocks, such lovely gifts,

  17. Love the way you accessorized that dry sink. (The piece itself is lovely!) I'm such a fan of simple decorating and antique and vintage finds. I particularly love old crocks.

    So pretty!

  18. Looks beautiful I try but I think I over do it then of course the lil one has to lay leggos everywhere plz come to my house and redecorate!!!

  19. Love those crocks and that little primitives sampler is perfect!!!

  20. Your dry sink looks pretty much perfect, as does you whole blog. I love it! Always good to stop in for a visit.

    I need to revamp my blog, but I'm so challenged in that area. I'd love to have the header {home, about, etc...} at the top, but can't seem to figure out how to go about it. Erg. Anyway, your page is always inspiring. Love all the 'frugal' topics.

  21. The dry sink and you vignette are so pretty and fresh. I like it's natural look!

    Thank you for sharing your project at Potpourri Friday!

  22. I've always envied you that dry sink!

  23. A dry sink seems the perfect gathering place for these charming items.

  24. I love crocks and always looking/searching for them on my garage/estate sale hunts! Your dry sink is the perfect place to display them!!!