Monday, July 8, 2013

Medalta

Medalta Pottery made in Medicine Hat Alberta at the Medalta Factory (a long time ago).

One more 'from the clean up dumpster' find - a Medalta Chicken feeder top (no base). Add to that another vintage Medalta piece from my collection - a Medalta Beater Jar, and a vignette is achieved.






Medalta Crocks post from May 2011

and a favorite - a very old dolly quilt with a 1/4 size Medalta crock



Medalta has extensive information about the museum and its history.

Maureen of Its All Connected wrote an excellent post on the history of the Medalta factory from a personal view point and included some great examples of Medalta pottery.



Featured by: Silver Pennies July 21/13


Featured by:A Delightsome Life: Home and Garden Thursday July 17/13



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19 comments:

  1. I love your vignettes! That dolly quilt is a treasure! I love all old things - I can just imagine the 'history' of who has used them in the past.

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  2. Love finding pieces that work together. This pottery is so pretty!

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  3. I never heard of this pottery, Joy. something else to be on the lookout for!

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  4. Oh, I love old crocks! I house my flatware in them.
    Brenda

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  5. I enjoyed seeing both of your treasures, but the quilt is my favorite. I love them and have many.

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  6. I love it in it's simplicity! I've never heard of it before. That chicken feeder is incredible! Thank you for teaching me something new! What a pretty vignette you put together!

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  7. Hi Joy, I have never heard of this but I sure do love the look! Great vignette you created. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. It is so pretty ...reminds me of a few blue and white crocks that my grandmother had years ago...

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  9. Your post immediately caught my eye as my sister and I were just talking about Medalta pottery a couple of days ago! She discovered 5 Medalta crocks with the lids in their barn on their farm. They belonged to her mother-in-law. Anyway, she said they were in mint condition and varied in sizes. Then a friend of hers came by for coffee and saw the crocks. It turns out the friend's father worked at the Medalta factory before it closed! I am sending your post to my sister as she will enjoy it as much as I did!! Beautiful pottery by the way. Lesa

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    1. I meant to say "grandfather"...not "father"...

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  10. Nothing like the crockery they made. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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  11. You are invited to share this with Show Your Stuff:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2013/07/show-your-stuff-84.html

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  12. O.K. did I read this right - a dumpster find!? These are amazing! Great post! I am so delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  13. Hello Joy, I wanted to share with you that your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday, I appreciate you,
    Kathy

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  14. This pottery is stunning! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  15. How on earth did I miss this post! I will be heading out to Medicine Hat in the fall and they are giving me full access to the potteries to write about it. I did find a complete chicken waterer in an antique store and bought it for my daughter. Now that I have chickens, I kind of wish I had it back. Thanks for being so sweet and linking to my post about Medalta!

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  16. I love all olde crocks, and I've never seen a chicken feeder-version of one. This is wonderful! Also love the other crock and the little quilt. Thanks for sharing this at the We Call It Olde Link-Up this week. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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