Learn how to use vintage crocks to add a touch of rustic charm to your Spring decor. Get inspired with these decorating ideas and tips.

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, friends, and so is spring!  Today, I’m so excited to join a few very talented ladies in sharing our vintage crocks and how we decorate with our crocks for spring, hosted by Cindy over at County Road 407.  I hope you’ll stop by and visit every one of them!  If you are joining me here today from Christy of Our Southern Home, welcome, and I am so very glad you stopped by.   Let’s Decorate!

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Vintage Crocks and Pottery

Vintage crocks, also known as stoneware crocks, are ceramic containers that were commonly used in households and businesses in the past for storing and preserving a variety of foods and liquids. These crocks have a rich history and are sought after by collectors and enthusiasts for their beauty, craftsmanship, and historical significance.

Here are some key features and characteristics of antique crocks:

  • Material: Vintage crocks are typically made of stoneware, a type of ceramic fired at high temperatures to create a dense and durable material. Stoneware is known for its strength and ability to withstand temperature changes, making it suitable for storing a wide range of products.
  • Design and Decoration: Vintage crocks often feature decorative elements that reflect the time period and region in which they were made. This can include elaborate hand-painted designs, cobalt blue decorations, or stamped patterns. Some crocks may also bear the maker’s mark or the name of the pottery where they were produced.
  • Size and Shape: Antique crocks come in various sizes, ranging from small jars to large vessels. They can have different shapes, including cylindrical, ovoid (egg-shaped), or jug-like forms. The size and shape of the crock often determine its specific use, such as storing pickles, butter, or liquids like cider or vinegar.
  • Handles and Lids: Some antique crocks feature handles on the sides, which were used for easy transportation or hanging. Crocks that were used for fermenting or pickling often had lids or covers to seal the contents and prevent spoilage.
  • Condition and Rarity: The condition of an antique crock can greatly affect its value and desirability. Collectors prefer crocks that are in good condition with minimal damage, such as cracks, chips, or repairs. Rare or unique crocks, especially those from specific potteries or with unusual designs, are highly sought after by collectors.
  • Collectibility and Value: Antique crocks have become collectible items, with many people actively seeking out specific styles, makers, or regions. The value of an antique crock can vary depending on factors such as its age, rarity, condition, and historical significance. Prices can range from a few dollars to several hundred or even thousands of dollars for exceptionally rare or valuable pieces.

Antique stores, auctions, and online marketplaces are common places to find antique crocks.

Vintage Crock with Spring Flower arrangement.
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Vintage Crocks Flower Arrangements

Right away, I knew I wanted to decorate my antique crocks with white tulips and greenery to incorporate spring and Saint Patrick’s Day.  Simple whites and greens speak Irish to me, and throw in vintage crocks; how could you go wrong?  So, where to begin?  First, I gathered the two crocks I inherited from my mother and a couple of other small crocks I had around the house.

Collection of Vintage Crocks and Florals

White Tulips

In March, I ordered two dozen white tulips from our local florist, as we don’t have many floral options here in our small town of Vermont. There is no Trader Joe’s, can you believe that? I was, however, able to purchase some greenery, baby’s breath, and daisies at our local supermarket, which would be the foundation for the floral bouquets I had in mind for my vintage crocks.

Most local groceries or supermarkets will carry tulips affordably. Sometimes, we have this option, but rarely white tulips.

Vintage Crocks & White Tulips

To begin, I filled a glass vase with water and placed it in the middle of one of the vintage crocks. Then, I started to fill it with the various greens and babys breath that I found in the floral section of our local supermarket. Once I had the greens arranged in abundance, I added the white tulips, one by one, for 12 into each crock.

You may also be inspired by this Cottage Farmhouse Decor Trending Finds post.

A Copper Penny

Once the tulips were arranged the way I liked, I added an old copper penny to the vase, which would keep the tulips from drooping. See and learn more in the post, How a Penny Can Keep Tulips From Drooping.

How a Penny Can Keep Tulips From Drooping

Vintage Crocks Spring Floral Arrangements

Spring floral arrangements are a beautiful way to celebrate the season and bring the vibrant colors and fresh blooms of spring into your home or event. Whether you’re looking to create a centerpiece for a special occasion or simply want to brighten up your space, vintage crocks, white tulips, and a little greenery are sure to brighten your day.

Vintage Crocks: Spring Floral Arrangements

Looking for more spring floral arrangement ideas? See more here.


Add a little moss, available from your local floral shop or nursery, to the opening in your vintage crocks. The moss will add a bit of Irish charm and complement the timeless vibe of the vintage crocks. It will also cover the opening and hide the vase inside the vintage crocks.

You may also enjoy this Switch Up Your Vintage Spring Mantel with a Teacup DIY Today post.

Vintage Crocks: Spring Floral Arrangements

You may also be inspired by this St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape: Tips & Ideas post.

Vintage Crocks in Decor

I accentuated the vintage crocks centerpiece on the table with a few antique dishes, chargers, champagne flutes, and a few scattered white ceramic farm animals.

Keeping in mind that Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, I added a few sweater pillows and blankets to the chairs.

Vintage Crocks: Spring Floral Arrangements on Farmhouse Table

Vintage Crocks and Jugs

I also found and added a little brown crock filled with daisies to the collection of vintage crocks on the table.

And a few old tin sherbert bowls that I found thrifting.

Vintage Crocks and jugs with place setting on table.

You may also enjoy this Antique Crock Flower Display here.

And these 12+ Marvelous Ways to Decorate with Green in Home Decor.

Antique Crocks with spring floral decorations on dining room table.

I think this is one of my favorite floral arrangements to date.

I look back on it about this time every year.

Vintage Crocks spring floral arrangements.

You may also enjoy the post, How to Grow Paperwhites Pretty in Green Stoneware For Saint Patrick’s Day.

Vintage crocks spring floral arrangements on white farmhouse table in dining room.

Get more tulip decorating ideas in the 17 Simple Tulip Arrangements You Can Create Today post.

Vintage Crocks spring floral arrangements Looking down.

You may also enjoy the Bless Your Table with Irish Royal Tara China post.

Antique Crocks & spring floral arrangements on table.

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More Antique Crock Decorating Ideas

Next up on today’s blog hop is CoCo over at The Crowned Goat. You definitely don’t want to miss CoCo’s beautiful blog and antique crock ideas. She is so creative, friends!

And don’t forget to check out all the other wonderful bloggers joining me today who are sharing their vintage crocks, too!

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  1. Kathy Munday says:

    Oh Ann
    The white tulips in white crocks are GORGEOUS!!! We DO have a Trader Joe’s close by and I will be there tomorrow to pick up a few bunches of them!!!! I can’t wait to invite Spring into our home with the incredible beauty of white with white!!! I do remember your penny trick too!!!
    Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. I’m so glad you were inspired Kathy. Send me a picture if you recreate these, I’d love to highlight it on my Reader’s Showcase. You’re such a loyal reader, thanks so much!