Monday, October 1, 2012

My Obsession: Enamored With Enamel

Wow, it has been a long while since I have posted! Autumn is finally here (yah!) and it couldn't have come soon enough.  With our lack of rain this summer, our trees are not putting on a colorful fall show but over the past few months, I have picked up quite a few enamel pieces to bring some color to my world. I have shown you a couple in a previous post here but I have a whole lot more to share.

This is the pan that started my obession a couple of years back. I found this at a garage sale for 50 cents. It is in nice condition but is not marked. I don't really care because I love the color and it makes a great display piece anyway.

This dutch oven may be one of my favorite. pieces. ever. It has a couple of chips in the enamel on both the handle to the lid and one of the handles to the pot but no big deal. The graphics on the side are fantastic. I adore the village scene and the colors are so bright and cheery. I don't know if I will ever use it but I am pretty sure I won't be parting with it any time soon. It, too, is not marked - does any one recognize it?

My heart skipped a beat when I happened upon this fondue pot at the Maple Leaf Tea Room & Antiques in Sedalia. I don't go to this store very often but I am so glad I did that day. Yep, it is a Dansk - the pot and forks are marked France and the base is marked Denmark. It is in near mint condition and has great color. I may not hold on to it as I haven't ever done fondue (although I really think I should) so it might be going in my etsy or my eBay store before the holidays.

I found this skillet with lid and removable handle at a recent garage sale. The 80ish year old woman said she had never used it and needed to get rid of some of her stuff. It is marked "Made in Italy" on the bottom of the pan. The lid is marked "Mexico" on the edge so I don't know if it is original to the pan or the lady just put them together to make a set - I like the teak handle on it so it was win for me either way. The pan color is a vibrant burnt orange on the inside and black on the outside - perfect for a fall supper.


The above items I found at one of my favorite thrifts in Versailles (pronounced ver-sales), Missouri. The larger turkish coffee pot is marked "Hong Kong" - the smaller is not marked but actually, feels heavier than the larger one. The two blue soup bowls are marked "Made in Poland" and match the turkish coffee pot I found earlier in the summer. The yellow-orange skillet is not marked. All of these have a few nicks in the enamel but have wonderful, vibrant color.

I love the graduating sizes of these pans and the colors are fantastic. I saw these at the Lincoln (Missouri) Antique Mall and had to have them. They are marked "Made in Yugoslavia" with a duel lion symbol above of it. I guess I need to research it to see if that indicates the manufacturer. Anyone know?

As you can see, I am a little enamored with enamel. Who wouldn't be with the happy colors? What have you been collecting lately? Do you find it difficult to let things go? I know I do but as the holidays approach, I am trying to sell more of my finds so they can be appreciated by others.

Linking to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday.


  1. You already know I'm a hoarder! ;)

    Love seeing a post from you! Fun stuff!!!

  2. Wow - beautiful enamel collection! Do you display them in your kitchen? Sure makes for cheerful color and sheen :-)

  3. Such a magnificent collection. I love all the colors.

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  5. I love your collection. I'm going to be on the look out for enamel cookware

  6. this post made me drool - gorgeous enamelware collection! I've just started collecting but my pieces are nowhere near as exciting. All of these have just gone on my wishlist :)

  7. LOVE that dutch oven. We vacationed at a cottage and that was there and I WANT one! That's what led me here :)

  8. Any interest in a handle for your Yugoslavian pans? We gave away the pans a few years ago and the folks didn't take the handle. It is black coated metal about 7.5 inches long. Fits on the little handles on the side of the pans. We can drop it in the mail - free.

    1. Someone who can use the handle contacted me so it is no longer available.

  9. Your image came up on a google search. It was the enamel pot with the village scene. I found a taller pot with the same village scene. Was wondering if you ever found out the maker of your pot? I am not coming up with anything. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!