Monday, February 3, 2014

Displaying Crocks and Rolling Pins

I have a lot of collections but two of my favorites are old crocks and vintage rolling pins.

primitive decor

They get moved about but for now some of the crocks have been put to use displaying my rolling pins. 

Here are my tips for displaying crocks and rolling pins:

  • Display crocks together in groups of three or more.
  • Display by like color
  • Display in graduated sizes
  • Display in odd number, 3, 5, 7

With rolling pins they look best gathered together and here I have them standing in crocks
Display similar colors
Display with similar sizes in separate containers. You can see they make much more of a statement gathered together. You know they are a collection but you will find them standing alone to complete another vignette throughout my house.

rolling pins, crocks, yelloware, treenware, primitive dry sink

The women that used both these items would laugh today that we would treasure the items they used in everyday chores.

primitives, rolling pins, crocks

But we do we love them and cherish them. You can see more of my collections herehere and here.


  1. I love all types of vintage kitchen things. I don't collect any one thing, but I do pick them up when I see them. Love crocks too.
    Loved that pic of you and hubby yesterday!!
    xo Kris

  2. I don't even own a working rolling pin - no idea what happened to the 2 I had.

    I love your display, the cabinet they are sitting on and all the colorful handles.

  3. I appreciate your crocks and rolling pins, but I envy your dry sink!!!! That is fabulous! What do you date it? Late 1800's, early 1900's? It is lovely. Thanks for sharing, Vicki in Louisville KY

  4. Beautiful collections! I have a couple of vintage rolling pins that I love.

  5. I absolutely adore vintage rolling pins and I have a display in my kitchen too. I often wonder the stories they could tell. The recipes they could share ;-)

  6. I like the rolling pins displayed in the crocks! Tow great collections, Elaine!

  7. Rolling pins give a kitchen so much charm. You have a lovely collection!

  8. I love seeing them displayed like this.
    I think our great grandmothers and our grandmothers would think it strange to have so much of everything we collect!
    I like your rolling pins.

  9. I love the way you have yours displayed, Elaine. You have a wonderful collection there!!!

    I have my mothers and my grandmother's rolling pins. I love them. I also have several crocks from the farm where I grew up. xo Diana

  10. I have a small collection of rolling pins, and I still use the old ones while baking. Yours look great.

  11. I love your collection! Especially the ones with worn, colorful handles. So pretty all together and with the crocks.

  12. That really is quite a collection!
    I love the crocks, the rolling pins, and your old wash sink.
    It's all displayed so nicely too.

  13. I love the odd number rule. Certainly works here . . .

  14. What a great collection. I have 1 old rolling pin and 2 old crocks, guess I better get busy shopping :)