Wither at an estate sale, a garage sale, or even at an auction, I run across quite a few pieces of graniteware in my neck of the woods. There’s a pretty wide variety of pieces that I find when I’m out shopping. It could be anything from a tea kettle to a creamer–you never know what you will run across.
When I was young, people in my area collected graniteware like crazy. They still do, but not as much as they did when I was young. Here lately, the prices have cooled off mainly because there is so much of it here.
Because of the fact that the prices have come down and people have lost a little interest in graniteware, some of the pieces in collections have even come up for sale. Some of the pieces that I have run across lately really have surprised me when I ran across them. One piece that did was this graniteware fireplace salesman’s sample.
This even has a plaque on the front that reads, “The Cleveland Foundry Company.” You can see it in my Etsy shop here.
Pie pans are pretty plentiful, but they are usually a solid color. So when I ran across this brown swirl pie pan, I snatched it up pretty fast.
What struck me was that it’s in great condition, usually pie pans around here get knocked around pretty good. You can see it in my Etsy shop here, and more graniteware examples here.
What’s great about graniteware is the fact that it gives a more urban area a splash of country.
What kinds of graniteware pieces have you run across?