Decorating With White Pitchers

March 10, 2018


Decorating With White Pitchers

I am addicted to white pitchers. There's something about their shape that I find completely irresistible and if you walked into my home, that fact is very evident, as they are peppered all over the place.

What's the attraction? Why exactly am I so smitten?

Hmmm. I'm not sure I can really put it into words. But you know I'm going to try.

It's kind of a visceral thing. They are my favorite decor accessory. Hands down.

I'm immediately drawn in whenever I spot one. Old or new, it doesn't matter, they ooze warmth and cottage style charm. I just have to hold them. Plus, they're extremely versatile and while they can be pricey, I have never paid more than ten bucks for one.

I pick them up at yard sales, discount stores and thrift shops and even though this tiny cottage can't hold a lot, I can alway make room for another pitcher.

Told you. Addiction.

I have them in in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Stenciled Rooster Farmhouse Placemats


Country Cottage Kitchen Decor

I fill them with flowers.

Tulips In A White Pitcher

And sometimes I don't.

White Farmhouse Pitchers

They look terrific grouped together.

Galvanized Bucket Vase With Tulips

Or on their own. Most of the time, I keep the pitchers in the kitchen

Setting A Farmhouse Kitchen Table

They decorate my tables and I always have one next to the kitchen sink filled with something pretty from the grocery store, carnations, roses, hydrangeas, tulips... 

Decorating With Roses In The Kitchen

Most of my pitchers are ceramic, but this metal one is from Ikea. It has that simple farmhouse appeal. I couldn't resist. 

Farmhouse Kitchen Style Lace Valance

Of course, I don't limit my white pitcher collection to the kitchen. This ridged beauty decorates my bedroom.

Decorating With White Pitchers

In the living room my casual cottage pitchers suddenly become very elegant.

Fall Decor In A Cottage Style Home

In the bathroom they add a little bit of unexpected whimsy.

Cottage Style Bathroom

And in my office...ok, ok, at my desk...they make work time so much more pleasant. 

Charming Cottage Style Desk Area

And all for under ten bucks each. 

I mean who could resist? 

Well, at least that's what the addict in me says. 😉

What's your decorating obsession? 




Hey, before you go, it's time for Ten on the Tenth! This month, ten friends share ten decorating ideas for under ten bucks (like my pitchers) on the tenth of the month. Boy that was a mouthful!


Ten On The Tenth

As a added bonus, today, you actually get eleven of us on the tenth. Lucky you! Be sure to check out all the pretty. Enjoy ~

76 comments:

  1. Kim,
    I have to agree there is nothing like white dishes - or in this case a white pitcher. What a great addiction to have!

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    1. Right there with you, Tammy! And now I have both...white dishes and white pitchers!

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  2. While reading this post, I realized I don't have one white pitcher in my home - lol. I love how you use you collection and they look lovely with fresh flowers! And the best is that none cost more than $10 - that makes it an inexpensive collection and addiction in my mind!!!

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    1. I agree, Patti. I'm too cheap to have an expensive addiction! And I say go...get a pitcher, but be warned, it's hard to stop after one!

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  3. I share your love of white pitchers. I leave a big one on my kitchen island year-round. In the spring it holds a bunch of supermarket flowers, in the winter I cut holly for it.

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    1. Oh...I love the holly idea, thanks Eilis!

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  4. You have a terrific collection of white pitchers, Kim - enjoyed this post and your pretty pics very much. : - )

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  5. Ahhhhhhh, white pitchers; so simple yet so elegant. I love your collection.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! It's a problem...

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  6. I love your collection of white pitchers! What's so great about them is that they go with practically any decor and they're useful too. Love that! Nothing brightens up a room like a white pitcher filled with pretty blooms. :)

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    1. I totally agree, Lisa, they go with everything and work in every season! Of course, I have to say that spring and summer tend to be my favorite flower-filled seasons.

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  7. I adore white pitchers. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

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    1. Thanks for coming over to take a peek, Katie!

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  8. I adore white pitchers, using them the same way you do. I have that metal one from ikea,too! That ridged one is awesome!

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    1. Thanks Deanna! I had to have that one from Ikea...

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  9. Where do you find your white lacey valances and curtains in white lace? HELP!!!!!
    Where can I buy that chicken placemat?
    I, too, love white pitchers. Now do a post on all the things that we could put in the pitchers besides flowers. PLEASE. Thanks
    alderson@udel.edu

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    1. Hi there, so happy to hear that you like my valance and the chicken placement. Thank you. I actually made both of them. There are tutorials on my site if you are a DIYer. The placemat was made with the Dominique Chicken stencil from a company called Cutting Edge Stencils. I hope that helps. And as far as what else could go in the pitchers, I will work on it. I have actually seen some pretty neat things. I tend to like flowers so I stick to them, but great post idea. Thanks!

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  10. You share my fondness for ironstone pitchers................

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  11. LOL! I have the same addiction!

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  12. I love white vases too- always so versatile. I also like that covered glass cake dish in the photo of your kitchen- very pretty! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! Cake plates are my other addiction. 😉

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  13. Kim, I just love all your photos, vignettes and pitchers! And flowers also. Makes me want to collect some pitchers, oh wait, I already do! I like how you have put your's to work. You always give me so many ideas..Have a wonderful weekend..xxoJudy

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    1. It's so hard to walk by one of those pretties, isn't it, Judy? I don't really have enough room for anymore, but it doesn't stop me looking... xo

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  14. I love each and every pitcher that you have shared. They are so pretty and add such a charming and homey touch. Enjoy your weekend. Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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    1. Thanks Teri! There's something so charming about them, I love the old world feel they have...especially when they're filled with blooms!

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  15. I like each one. I like each idea you shared as well. The sweet photos along the bedside pitcher, sweet as can be. xx oo

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    1. Oh Carla, they are my favorites...those lovely long ago...the little years...

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  16. Kim you really do have them all over the house. I had always seen them in your home but never really noticed them, they seem to blend in so well. As luck would have it I was cleaning out some of my dad's boxes and I found a small one that was so cute I had to bring it upstairs. I think I can easily become just as addicted as you!

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    1. It's a slippery slope, Mary! You start with one and watch out.

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  17. I love white pitchers, too! You do a nice job styling with them and making each vignette pretty to look at. Hope you have a great night and don't forget to set your clock ahead! xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana! I think I'm still feeling the effects of that time change. Boo.

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  18. You sound like you have a really good addiction, and it makes for a great collection. I like white or glass to hold fresh flowers. It lets them shine. Maybe someday I'll get weird and try a color! :) Love your sweet pitchers.

    Jane

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    1. I'm a big fan of white and glass vases, too, Jane. I think I have two red vases. One belonged to my mom and I don't think I ever put flowers in it and the other was part of pair my sister gave me. That one I do use, but not as often as those pitchers.

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  19. Hi Kim,
    I love white pitchers too and own quite a few of them. I love seeing all the ways you use yours. Happy Weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! It truly is an addiction. If I filled them all with flowers every week, I'd be broke in short order!

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  20. Every single one of these vignettes is beautiful! I love the white pitchers and have a few myself. Maybe I need more. :)

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    1. I literally have to look away when I spot one or it will come home with me. If I make eye contact, it's all over! 😉

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  21. Such pretty inspiration Kim and I love white pitchers too. I am so glad that you shared with us different ways to style them. Sometimes I get stuck on doing things the same old way, so I sure appreciate a new way of looking at things!

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    1. So sweet, Jemma! Thank you, I am glad you found some inspiration today. It always makes me feel good when I can make someone else smile.

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  22. wow. these are so fresh and lovely. my mother also loved pitchers.
    there is just something about them. and WHITE. well. you know I would love them!
    your simple and beautiful vignettes with them are perfect.
    and ... that little hand on Daddy's cheek ... what a capture. I love your cottage. xo

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    1. That's one of my all time favorite pictures, Tammy. It was a sweet moment...and thank you, my friend! xo

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  23. The white pitchers with the flowers are so pretty and a reminder that spring is on it's way. They remind me of my mom who loved to do the same thing with her flowers. She used to love putting sunflowers in the pitchers.
    Hopefully we won't have a lot of snow on Tuesday. Have a nice week.
    Hugs, Julie xo

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    1. What a lovely memory of your mom, Julie! There is something about them that does remind me of spring. Right now they almost block out all the snow! Can you believe it’s flurrying again?? Oh spring where are you?

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  24. Hmmm. I have a few white pitchers but after seeing your post, I've decided that I need more! Your photos are so lovely and I love how you've styled everything. *Note to self-buy some tulips this week!

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    1. Thanks Jane! I felt the exact same way after I read your shutter post. I fear I may have a new addiction now...😉

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  25. Kim, I love white dishes too. Our everyday dishes are white, but I've been added a variety of white from flea markets and antique malls. Pitchers are wonderful for actually serving a beverage, but also for flower vases. Love your vignettes. Sharing on Instagram.

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    1. Thanks so much, Carol! I have fallen in love with white dishes lately, too. I actually just bought a new set. I am so excited to share. I think they look great with the pitchers!

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  26. Kim, I love all of your pitchers and how you've used them. I love them too. I think I only have 3.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann! I just love the shape and I am smitten whenever I see one...big or small!

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  27. Oh yay, there's someone else out there that's obsessed with pitchers. I love them. Most of mine are enamelware though. They always remind me of going to visit my Gran and there would always be a pitcher filled with warm custard on the kitchen counter. In fact I still have her pitcher on our dresser in the bedroom.

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    1. Enamelware...oh you lucky girl. That is an elusive treasure. Now I want one!!

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  28. Too bad, bad had to look interfering ADS in between everyone of your posted pictures: 4 technology ads, bed ad, health ad, blinds, cruises, wine rack, bed, gadgets ???, and more just to try and look at your wonderful obsession of pitchers...I think the ads were more photos then you posted....Not worth my time despite the wonderful content!

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    1. Thanks so much for the feedback and for taking the time to let me know. I will definitely look into it, there should not be that many ads on the site. User experience is very important to me…off to investigate! 😊

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  29. Very pretty those pitchers of yours! What a lovely post!
    Maria

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    1. Thanks so much, Maria! I am pitcher junkie, I guess!

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  30. Very cute pitcher collection. I have a few, mostly smaller ones, but you are right, they are hard to resist. Mine sit empty. I am going to have to get better about getting flowers in mine.

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    1. I love the way they look empty, too, Lorri. Right now I have several filled with grocery store flowers. The flowers were literally dirt cheap this week so I went a little nuts! Next week, I’ll actually buy food when I’m there!! haha!

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  31. I love white pitchers, too and also have a bunch of them. Like you, I found all mine while thrifting. I have a bunch of yellow tulips in my large white pitcher right now.

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    1. Sounds dreamy, Melanie. I seriously cannot pass one up when I catch a glimpse...

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  32. Kim, I've always loved your style of decorating...the red and white makes my decorating day. Your white pitchers are lovely too & suit your style to a T.

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    1. Florence, you just made my day!! Thank you my sweet friend.

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  33. You have a very nice collection...nice shapes! I've always loved bouquets in old white ironstone pitchers. Nicve post, my Sweet Friend!

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    1. The bouquets in the pitchers just make me think of spring and summer....can't wait!

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  34. I have several white pitchers (most are ironstone) that I love to have in my kitchen window. They are great as a vase or even stand along. I love how you display yours, they are so versatile.

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    1. Thanks Toni! They are versatile...you are so right!

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  35. Love your collection...obsession! I have recently gotten on that same hunt, but haven't found many YET! Yours look lovely in all the different ways you've used them.
    Hugs, Carol

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    1. Thanks Carol! I’ll send you some of mine. I’m running out of room!!

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  36. Absolutely adore your collection of white pitchers and how you have displayed them Kim!! I am going through a made craze of collecting them too!! They are just so handy to have and display things in!!

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    1. Thanks Sam! I just can't seem to pass them up when I see them. Too pretty...

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  37. Love your white pitchers . . .
    Loved the pictures . . .
    I have the same addiction . . . although you have more than I have.
    I do think they are the BEST vessel for my tulips and flowers.

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    1. Absolutely agree, Lynne…no better place for tulips!

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  38. Chocolate...yup. Chocolate.

    But I would never turn down a white pitcher!

    Now can we talk about that gorgeous pink plate? I want it. I need it. Please send it to me.

    And feel free to tuck some chocolate in the package.

    tyvm

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    1. Oh, that pink plate, Doreen, I know!! I chose that when I did a post for Amara. It came all the way from London. It's the real deal. You just might have to send me your new address...you never know what the housewarming fairy will show up with! Oh and chocolate naturally.

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