Thursday, January 28, 2010

VTT: Evangeline Ware

Today for VTT my offering is Evangeline Ware.

Evangeline Ware is also known as the Canuck pottery ltd.

It is a truly canadian company. Established in St-John New Brunswick year unknown, it moved to Labelle Qu├ębec in 1964 following a HUGE fire that destroyed most of the plant.




Operations ceased in the 1970's. Now for people who think that you can find everything in the web, well you are WRONG! I couldn't find anything else on either the company or the pieces.
We got those all at the same time about 12 years ago. Back then we had a RV (small and 1979) and going there was being dipped in the late 70's (brown,brown more brown and orange). Anyways we were parked at the 'La Claire Fontaine' campground in St-Stanilas de Kosta (a stone's throw from Valleyfield).
We would go there on the weekends and take long walks. On these walks we would shop the garage sales and that's where we found these. The lady asked us 5$ for the lot. I don't know why Dan kept insisting that we get them...I found them pretty tacky back then. But I don't anymore!


I don't know which I like best the candle holders, the ashtray or the snack dish that we call in french ' la plat a pinottes' translated as the peanut dish.
All are mint without a scratch or a nick.
The ashtray is not really functionnal. I remember cigarettes falling all over!

I decided to photograph them directly on my dining room floor because I liked the contrast. And in case you're wondering this is the original floor to the house. Built in 1945 it is actually 2 summer houses stuck togheter which might explain some iffy construction...But that is for another time!
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15 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh, your hubby was SO right! I LOVE these. The color is just gorgeous, and they are so unusual. I love the brown pottery with the white "drippings" on the rims, but this is even better!

Postcardy said...

I like that green color.

CC said...

I so happy for you that your husband insisted you get these. They're just beautiful..you have a real find.
Happy VTT, have a wonderful weekend.

Maureen said...

I vaguely remember this stuff. Not sure who had it but I know I've seen it.

Bea said...

Smart hubby! Love the dark green color.

~~Carol~~ said...

This stuff looks just like a couple of pieces that my parents bought when we were traveling through Canada when I was little! I think they were both little vases. I actually was thinking about them a few months ago. I never cared for the pieces when I was growing up, but now I want to see them again. Next time I go to my Mom's, I'm going to ask her where they are!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Miri said...

Very nice pieces and an unusual green...love the effect-great glaze!

LV said...

What lovely things you have. They remind me of jade. Very pretty and a well done post.

Charlene said...

What interesting pieces! My parents used to have some unusual large ceramic ashtrays, I wonder if anyone even makes things like that these days?

GardenofDaisies said...

REally pretty shade of green!! Lucky you to have such a nice collection of it!

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Just gorgeous pieces. He has an eye for the good stuff. but you already knew that, right?lol

Coloradolady said...

The colors are beautiful. Very unusual. sorry I am so late, I want to throw my computer in the street.....Happy VTT!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I've never seen any of these. I'm so glad you shared them. I love that green.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I've never seen this or heard of it. I'm a sucker for green... Totally totally love it.

I just got a 'drip splatter' thing but nothing like this. this is really very very nice. Classy. But its funny how tastes change. Your right, somethings are seen differently with the times

Mom Walds Place said...

Hey, I have one of those orangey ones in the shop!