Friday Find {Vintage Chicken Wire Enamelware}

While antiquing in Strasburg, Virgina a week ago, I came across something that

I have not seen before. Mary Alice was quick to tell me what the design was and stated

she had a French enamelware pitcher in this design. . . CUE THE ENVY GENE!!!

It was love at first sight, but it took me a while to decide on actually purchasing it.

After much debate on the cost (a real bargain) and comparing the price to the price of lunch…

it was a no brainer . . . off to the check out counter it went.

Chicken Wire Enamelware Pot-Housepitality Designs

This is an enamelware pot and the design is “Chicken Wire” . . . makes sense as the blue design looks

like chicken wire.

Chicken Wire Enamelware-Housepitality Designs

The marking . . . I have not been able to trace this marking; however, I believe most chicken wire

enamelware is French.

Chicken Wire Enamelware-Housepitality Designs

Chicken Wire Enamelware Pot-Housepitality Designs

Laundry Room-Housepitality Designs

I replaced this jar of “Lost Socks” with the enamelware pot as I felt it really fits well

with my vintage laundry items.

Chicken Wire Enamelware Pot-Housepitality Designs

Chicken Wire Enamelware-Housepitality Designs

Chicken Wire Enamelware Pot-Housepitality Designs

I am loving it here as I get to admire it every day!

Laundry Room-Housepitaity Designs

I think the little lady approves too!. . .my sassy lady with those hands on her hips.

Laundry Room-Housepitality Designs

In a room that I spend a lot of time in . . . I try to adorn it with things that make me smile as

I am folding clothes!

Have a wonderful weekend!

And I am going to leave you with my favorite quote from Thomas Jefferson . . .

“That which we elect to surround ourselves with becomes the museum of our soul

and the archive of our experience.”

I am joining:

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  1. I love it and have never seen such a thing either. The chicken wire pattern sure sets it off.
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  2. How cool is that?! I’ve never seen patterned enamelware before. Great find!!
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  3. How cute. I have not seen that design either. Cool find!
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  4. Oh this is adorable! love the way you’ve styled it~
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  5. Now I have envy….that is a fabulous piece! I have never seen anything like that before. Love it in your laundry room!
    Have a great weekend!!!
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  6. Hi Shirley, What a great new find!! Love it and how wonderful it looks in your laundry vignette and how you styled with it. I love enamelware but have not seen this design. What a treasure. I am going to keep an eye out for these now. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend.
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  7. I love it!!! I have never seen enamel ware with a pattern. It is perfect in your laundry room, which, by the way I am envious of:) I wish I had a place to display cute things. Every inch of your house is terrific, Shirley. Have a beautiful weekend!!!!!
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  8. Never seen any or heard of any but I love it! What a cute way to use it!!
    Have a great weekend,
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  9. I have never seen this type of enamelware and I love it! Something new to add to the “hunt.” Love your sassy lady, too!

  10. Of course, I love it. It is fabulous in your laundry room.
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  11. How unusual…never seen that before! That’s really cool! Almost looks quilted! 😉

  12. Wow I do like that piece! I should travel to antique shops more often. I’m just afraid I’ll get taken to the cleaners so I’m always wary. Our places never have the good stuff like yours do!
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  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece, Shirley! Good thing I wasn’t there. We would be fighting about GIVING it to eachother! You found a real prize!
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  14. Shirley what a beautifully unique piece!!I have never seen anything like it!

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  15. Great find = I have never seen any pieces like this. It looks great in the laundry room with the lost socks.
    Have you ever been to Buchanan, VA? It’s off 81 North East of Roanoke – they have some great antique stores around there.
    Have a great weekend.


  16. That is such an interesting piece. I’ve never seen one like it before. Great way to use it too.

  17. I just love the way you have it set up in your laundry room, Shirley! Such a cute way to use the pot.
    Mary Alice
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  18. Super cute Shirley. I love this.
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  19. Shirley, I love this piece! This was a great find! I completely agree that we should surround ourselves with items we love! What a great quote! You have such a fun laundry room. The vintage pieces just speak to my heart! You always create the most inviting spaces!
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  20. grammygoodwill says

    I collected orange enamelware previously (before we moved into our patio home) but I have never seen the chicken wire enamel. That is very unique. I have two of those little sprinkler ladies, a yellow one like yours and a red one. I gave away the rest of my vintage laundry room items. There’s no room in my laundry “closet” now.

  21. It’s a great buy and very beautiful and in real good shape. I’ve seen those markings before, but cannot remember what they are…
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  22. I Love Vintage and your latest find as well as that little lady with attitude! : )
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  23. I want to be a lost sock to rest in the beautiful pot. Love the color and the pattern.

  24. I love enamelware and this pattern in beautiful. I live in France and have been lucky enough to amass quid a collection of enamelware. That is a very clear mark on the bottom, hopefully you can find out more about it. Great piece and great use for it. I know I need to find every motivation to fold laundry as well.

  25. Enamelware envy Shirley! I adore the chicken wiree pattern ♥
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  26. I saw a lot of this as a kid being ushered from “antique” shops to junk shops in 1950’s Dallas. Yesterday, I saw several pieces at a cute place in New Braunfels near San Antonio and blurted out, “Oh my god, that’s French enamelware – I remember it!” I remember seeing red and blue. From the Internet, I learned it is called “chicken wire” enamel ware. I recalled it was from the 1930’s. My aunt, who lived in Paris in the 1930’s and late 1940’s, had a lot of it in her miniature kitchen. What a treasure you found! Beautiful condition, pretty enamel finish in great condition. Enjoy!! Thanks for the memory, too.

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