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Thread: Quilt idea...have a question

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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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    I think what you are looking for might be enamel.

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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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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    I have two types and they are both red. Love them. Use them for everyday because they aren't heavy and easier for me to pick up.

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    We always called them melmac.

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    Hi - I think Melmac was a kind of plastic ware. We had some when I was a kid - my mom thought they were the latest thing. When they got too near flame they scorched on the edge!! LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Hi - I think Melmac was a kind of plastic ware. We had some when I was a kid - my mom thought they were the latest thing. When they got too near flame they scorched on the edge!! LOL!!
    My mom had chartruse melmac dinnwerware. The coffee cups had coffee stains in them, so she soaked them in a bleach solution. They tasted and smelled like bleach after that. Yuck!!! Thanks for the memories!

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    I've seen it called graniteware, which my deep-south in-laws called grannyware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Hi - I think Melmac was a kind of plastic ware. We had some when I was a kid - my mom thought they were the latest thing. When they got too near flame they scorched on the edge!! LOL!!
    Yep, my Mom threw out all her depression glass dishes for the NEW Melmac...

    now we are paying a premium for the old dishes...lol


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    yep that's the kind in the picture, isn't that pretty! I'm thinking an applique of a wildflower bouquet in an old fashioned coffee pot like that

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    Yes, I recently saw them called Granite Ware, too. On eBay, I think.

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    Babeegirl, take a look at the pail in my quilt.. I have more of this if you want some...

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