Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mustard Pots



What is there three of at Linderhof -- far too many things I'm afraid! This is a collection of patience -- please join Tam at The Gypsy's Corner for it's Three or More Tuesday. Visit Tam and see what collection everyone is sharing this Tuesday!


Three or more is supposed to be a collection and several years ago after reading a book either by or about James Beard, I decided that I should follow in his footsteps and collect mustard pots.
But not just any mustard pot -- French ones only please. Dijon mustard only please!
And so they reside on my kitchen window sill. Bought one at a time for mere pennies (or perhaps should I say a dollar or two) at flea markets and estate sales.

I hit the mother load of estate sales this weekend when I found THREE!
This is the guy that started it all -- real mustard inside from Dean and Deluca's. He's my most treasured pot since it's the first!

And it's one of the few things I've never ebayed. I have my standards -- I have to find it in person and it has to cost no more than a couple of dollars!

Here they are -- all lined up like soldiers on my kitchen window sill. A small collection amassed slowly but a favorite collection.


15 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What gorgeous pots. I love them. I havn't seen any of these before. Such a great thing to collect and so unique. Hugs, marty

Mary said...

What a wonderful collection, Martha. The pots are a delight and a testament to patience.

Tracey said...

Awesome! I love them!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today Martha...I'm very interested to go back and read a little more of your blog...lovely!!!

:) T

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a unique and pretty collection. I enjoyed seeing them. laurie

Blondie's Journal said...

These mustard pots make a lovely collection!! But I don't think I have ever seen them anywhere. They look fabulous on your window ledge!

xoxo
Jane

Carrie said...

I have never seen these pots before. Very lovely.

La Table De Nana said...

I must say that is a lovely collection..I like them too..all kinds..:)But those types are my favorite!

Really Rainey said...

Yes I would say you have three or more mustard posts! I didn't know there were pots dedicated to mustard! They are very cool! Thanks...
~Really Rainey~

Neabear said...

I love your mustard pots! What a cute little thing to collect. They look great on the windowsill there.

Happy Tuesday!
~Linnea

Southerncook said...

Your mustard pot collection is beautiful and so charming. It sounds like they are in a special place for you to enjoy.

Carolyn

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

What a neat collection! I've never seen any mustard pots. ...or maybe I didn't know what they were! LOL! But they are really cute and unique! ~Rhonda :)

Mimi said...

What a unique collection...I know of no one that collects mustard pots. I ♥ all the different shapes and sizes. Are they pottery, ceramic or glass? Thanks for sharing.

Madame Sucre said...

i'd love to get my hands on any of these pots! love em!! must find em now I really need them so bad :)

Poppedijne said...

What a special collection! This must be very old musted pots. By chance I also have a musterd pot in my blog entry today. But it is a decorative one.

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a lovely collection!