While browsing through the April 2007 issue of Country Home magazine, I came across this little article about a collection of pottery that this guy in Portland, Oregon has called Floraline pottery. I had never heard of it before, but was struck by the pretty color of this pottery…a grayed olive green and how neat it looks on his shelves. The green Roseville Floraline pottery is made by McCoy & was sold exclusively to florists starting in 1960. He started out collecting white pottery, but when it went up in value & was harder to find, he launched into green. I just think this is such a cool collection & if I had the space, I’d have to grab some of these pieces myself. The look of vintage pottery, but not as expensive as some of the collectible pieces that are out there. Now that I’m aware of it, I’ve seen lots of it in the antique malls around here…for not a lot of money either. I borrowed all these images off Ebay so you could see all the shapes they come in. You might be inspired to start a collection of green Floraline too!
Below is my small start to a white creamware collection. All of these pieces came from yardsales or thrifting. I’d love to showcase them somewhere on the 2 white shelves which I also found at yardsales. These are all slightly different in color, but I like how they look together.
Two shelves that I’ve found recently at yardsales ($1 for the top one & $2 for the bottom) & would like to find a spot for to highlight my little white collection. I’m running out of wallspace, but I think I might have a spot for them, so stay tuned for pics of them soon.