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Old 12-11-2008, 11:30 AM
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What do you call the kinds of dishes that are dark blue enamel over metal with white speckles like for camping? I want to incorporate the dishes in a quilt but don't know what to search for. They are very old fashioned and I know there's a specific name for them, just don't know it :) antiques aren't my thing (at least until I become one!)
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:34 AM
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I think what you are looking for might be enamel.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:36 AM
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http://images.google.com/images?um=1...=Search+Images

Also got some good hits on the term "enamelware"
http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...ls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=blue%20Speckled%20enamelware&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi
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Yes. I think it is enamal ware or spatter ware. Not sure but have some pieces of it myself.
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sometime called Spackleware too. I have some of those somewhere!
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by babeegirl
What do you call the kinds of dishes that are dark blue enamel over metal with white speckles like for camping? I want to incorporate the dishes in a quilt but don't know what to search for. They are very old fashioned and I know there's a specific name for them, just don't know it :) antiques aren't my thing (at least until I become one!)
Oh, I just love those dishes! I have some around here somewhere, most likely in the garage since we just moved a couple months ago.

You've got my curiosity up. How are you planning to oncorporate the dishes into a quilt?
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:38 PM
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Curious, too. I love that old enamel ware.
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probably applique. I think I'm going to have to "speckle" the fabric myself if I can find a perfect blue Bali.
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:24 PM
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An old toothbrush works great for speckles. Dip lightly into paint, then run your thumb across the bristles to send specks flying. You may want to use a large cardboard box as a containment system.

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Is this what you have in mind, babeegirl.
There should be some Christmas fabrics that would work.
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