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Big Lots has a 15% off online sale, and either of these very well-priced white pitchers (at $10 each) would make a nice last-minute holiday gift, or just work handsomely on any Christmas breakfast table holding juice or cider!

 

First, for the more traditional, the graceful "Messina" pitcher.  It's modeled on a vintage creamer, but is a big pitcher, at least 9 inches high, I think.  I've seen it in person, and it is nice and hefty, a slightly creamy (but still white, white), with an old-world Tuscan feeling:

 

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Please note that one reviewer online, who loved the Messina pitcher, sadly reported that it developed cracks with use in the refrigerator.  So it might not work as intended.  But I think it makes such a romantic vase!

 

Those who like very clean, tapered, modern or midcentury lines, might like this cute pitcher below.  It's about 7 inches high, 1.5 liters, also big enough for milk or juice, or makes a cute vase like the one above.  It's made by 10 Strawberry Street, and it is not creamy--  I would say it's more like that "Euro" porcelain color, a white with a very slight gray undertone:

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At these prices, 15% off $10,  I thought they were win-win.

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@Oznell 

 

I always like clicking on your topics. You have a good eye for detail. Those are pretty pitchers and functional too. I have a creamy white pitcher embossed with oak leaves. I bought it at a Laura Ashley store many years ago.  I miss Laura Ashley. 💐

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@Oznell   I have to agree with @Tennesseegal .  While I rarely reply, I always open your threads because they are always of interest to me.  You post many lovely pictures.  These vases are very pretty.  I especially like the first one.  

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I really like these pitchers. I have a small collection of white vases, and one is from about 1910. These would not look like cheapies next to my collection.

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@Oznell - What pretty pitchers! I like the Messina, because I'm more of a creamy white person than a greyish white.

 

 I actually inherited my great grandmother's pitcher. My grandmother always kept it locked behind the shelves of her cabinet. When my aunt gave it to me I told her I was going to use it. She was glad to hear that! Before quarantine I always had it on the island when my friends came over. It usually held apple cider or lemonade.

 

 

I am tempted to get the Messina and I still might. But DH will not be happy to see another new serving piece. I just got the QVC platter designed by the students at the  Camp Hill school (H224910).  Smiley Happy

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Thank you, @Tennesseegal and @Citrine1 !   Your Laura

Ashley pitcher sounds pretty,  @Tennesseegal -- I love a leaf motif.

 

Good point, that's what struck me about these as well, @Flatbush -- they would blend very well with more venerable items.

 

Good for you for using your heirloom pitcher, @beach-mom !   And I've admired those Camp Hill pieces too.

 

I have a fairly large Wedgwood creamware pitcher, the one that has raised figures on it (horse riders going to the hunt?).  It goes farther than being creamy white though-- it goes into "ivory" territory.   Sadly, I'm drawn to both creamy ivorys and crisper whites-- life would be simpler if I weren't!   

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Would be pretty on a serving tray.

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That would be a pretty presentation, @AuntG !

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I have a pitcher that was my mother in laws. It is always on my kitchen table. I treasure it because it was hers. For Christmas I bought one similar to the ones you put on your blog. I did buy one on line this year. It is bigger than I thought it would be. Filled it with Christmas everything. My husband said he really liked it which surprised me as he usually does not comment on anything that is new. 

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@Catiele,  I'm also always surprised and pleased when my hubby notices enough to comment approvingly!