Thursday, February 4, 2010

Collecting Ceramic Honey Pots


When I was young, my Grandma Carrie gave me a ceramic honey pot. I treasured it so much. Over the years, I would find one here and there in junk stores, or an antique store and buy it. Eventually, I ended up with a collection! So, for Show and Tell Friday, I'm featuring my honey bee collection!

This is the one my Grandma gave me way back when.

My Mother-in-law gave me this precious one. It is old Belleek.

Then I found these Belleek "wanna bees" later that were made in Occupied Japan.

As you can see, I have alot of "wanna bees" in my collection.

These two pots were made in Western Germany by Goebel.

A Goebel "wanna bee." Probably made in Japan.

The group of yellow honey pots on a pedestal.

I love these two brown pots! They go nicely with my majolica.

A tabletop vignette of brown, gold and tan honey pots.

Besides the honey pots, I also have other bee hive treasures. Like this pitcher with the honeycomb relief in green and yellow. I love the twisted handle.

And this little pitcher, also with a cool twisted handle.

Or my everyday creamer and sugar set.

There is even this brown tea pot which is a reproduction.

And this is where most of my bee hive collection "lives!"

I hope you have enjoyed my little "show and tell" of my honey bees.
I'm joining Suzanne at Privet and Holly for "Mrs. Magpie's Collector's Edition."



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33 comments:

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a beautiful collection you have. And how sweet of your grandma to give you your first one. Rosie

Heidi said...

Hi Delores,
Oh those honey pots are fantastic. What a great collection! I love honey in my tea every morning and at tea time, but I don't have such a cute way to dispense it. I put mine in a little jelly jar from Germany, but your pots are just wonderful. I will have to keep my eyes open for one!
Everything is displayed so beautifully, your home is really wonderful!
XO
Heidi - Heart and Home

A Hint of Home said...

What a "sweet" collection of honey pots and honey bees you have.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a wonderful collection!! All of yours are so pretty!

Kelee Katillac said...

HI Delores!

What a gorgeous collection! And the cupboard is so charming -love that color. The Goebel is a fav!

Glad you received your book!

love, kelee

Gee said...

hi delores,

you have a great collection. i love them and thanks for sharing.

Kathysue said...

I have never seen a honey pot collection before, I really like all of them but especially the Belleek. Loved the term wanna bees, too cute, kathysue

Maggie B said...

What a lovely collection of honey pot's & wanna bees. The look gorgeous displayed on the dresser with your majolica plates.
~Maggie~

The Lazy Peacock said...

great collection! they are all very pretty.

cityfarmer said...

my heart just stopped!!!
now this is a serious collection!
I love a lady who knows what she wants!

I personal shop for these for a client in Florida ... they will soon bee hard to find...cuz you have them all!!

let's catch up!

Sonia said...

Oh Delores!

What a magnificient collection! I don't think I've ever seen such a beautiful collection of honeypots...now I'm hooked..I don't even own one..! I love the Belleck green and white..so cute for St. Patty's Day too! I love this post and now I'm going to be in search of little honey pots! Precious!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Lori E said...

I don't have a single one myself. Now I know why. You have them all. They are beautiful.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh, I just love your honey pot collection! I just acquired my very first one but not with the intention of collecting them. Rethinking that thought though!

~ Tracy

Coloradolady said...

OH, thank you for stopping by my blog, please be sure to link in next week, the link will be up wed. evening. I had to stop by and have a peek at your collection.....my, what wonderful honey pots these are. I really enjoyed looking at all these cute little treasures, what a collection you have! Have a great weekend.

Carrie said...

Love your Grandma's name!!!

Love the teaset. What a great collection.

kim said...

Love your honey pot collection and the pitchers are great, too. Love the way you have them displayed...Kim

Patriotic Mom said...

What a pretty collection! They are displayed nicely in the hutch. I think I found the bottom of one of the golden brown honey pots at GW. I thought it would be cute with a votive. Joan @Americana By Candlelight

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a great collection! I've always loved little honey pots but never got one! I love that last photo! I just lingered on that photo and took it all in! It's so gorgeous! The color of the cabinet is perfect with everything you have in it!!! It's breathtaking!!!

My Slice of Heaven said...

Your honey pots are just so cute! And the hutch where they "live" is beautiful!

Mary said...

Delores, the pots and your display are adorable............and I love honey. Acacia honey with fresh baked figs, yummy. My latest addiction is Trader Joe's Greek yogurt with honey - but I'm going to have to mix it half and half with the fat free version because it's very rich....and, dare I say it, fattening!!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh my gosh! what a lovely collection.. love all your honey pots and now I am wanting some especially Belleek ones.. they are so pretty when set it all together.. you are so lucky to find such treasures!

Sarah said...

What a fabulous collection! I'm envious! I have one silver honey pot and have always thought it would be fun to find more. I think the way you have them displayed is equally as charming. Your shelves are a beautiful vignette! Thanks for sharing!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, Your collection is wonderful, and I absolutely LOVE your shelves with the green paint on them! It looks like it may be a cabinet. And of course, I love the way you have it arranged. I wish you would show me something I don't like at your house. I'm starting to get a little jealous! laurie

French-Kissed said...

What a charming collection...it makes me want to start one of my own. And I absolutely love the way you have them all displayed. ~jermaine~

Carey said...

I so love the honey bee shelf. It is so beautiful.
Carey from Chicory Nits

Anonymous said...

I too have a collection of honey pots, over 600 pieces and would like to know if anyone is interested in buying any of them, as we are going to be traveling in the near future and have way too much stuff.....Marji@incenter.org

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Now this is something I could collect! I love bees and the idea of a little honey post are so appealing! Your collection is just so darling!
I am going to copy your collection! Remember that copying is the greatest flattery!
Thanks for the inspiration.
Yvonne

Bonnie said...

I love your "honey bees" and where they live! You have the gift of design and writing about it.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Fun collection . . . I especially loved the yellow pots.

I am coming over from Suzanne's at Privet and Holly.

Fondly,
Glenda (link #27)

Olive Cooper said...

That bee skeep shape is hard to resist and your collection is delightful.

Privet and Holly said...

Delores, you have
such an elegant way
with all that you
touch, including your
beautiful collections.
This one is so sweet
and very unique. What
touched me most was
that it started with a
piece that came from your
grandma : ) So lovely.
Thank you for joining
my first linky party and
letting us have a tiny
peek through your window!
xx Suzanne

Queenbee Diann said...

We have been collecting honey servers, especially skep shaped ones, for 20 years or more. We raise honeybees and collecting honey servers seemed the next step. We try to find one on every trip so many of our servers remind us of special places. I do really like how you have displayed yours and your special collections. Enjoyed it very much. Queenbee Diann

Queenbee Diann said...

We have been collecting honey servers, especially skep shaped ones, for 20 years or more. We raise honeybees and collecting honey servers seemed the next step. We try to find one on every trip so many of our servers remind us of special places. I do really like how you have displayed yours and your special collections. Enjoyed it very much. Queenbee Diann

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