A pitcher jug is rarely found on any list of essential kitchen items, but once you have one you’ll be surprised at just how useful it is. Pitcher jugs are useful not only for their capacity to hold large quantities of liquid, but they’re also very versatile. They can be used on a simply decorative basis, to serve drinks, as a vase for flowers and are also an attractive way to store those kitchen items that you like to keep to hand on the worktop rather than stored away in a drawer.
Polka dot pitcher jugs range
This selection of attractive jugs from the Classic Collection is made of stoneware and decorated with a pretty, pastel coloured polka dot pattern on a cream background. The classic design makes them look at home in rustic and traditional style kitchens and the jugs are dishwasher safe. This style is available in three sizes: 500ml, one litre and 1.3 litres, and matching mugs, a sugar pot and storage caddies are also available.
If the traditional style is for you but the polka dots don’t fit your kitchen, a series of three, cream coloured churn jugs offers a similar effect.
Kilner pitcher jugs
The well known Kilner range includes a very cute red pitcher jug in powder coated steel. With a two litre capacity it’s ideal for pouring liquids or as a vase for displaying flowers. It also comes with a matching red enamel jam pan, both of which co-ordinate beautifully with the red enamelware available from Wares of Knutsford. If you’re trying to create a country kitchen look in your home, these items will make a big impact, helping you to achieve the style without spending too much money on a complete kitchen refit.
Displaying flowers in a pitcher jug
Flowers help to create that ‘heart of the home’ feel in a kitchen. A pitcher jug of flowers looks more relaxed than a carefully arranged hothouse display, so look out for romantic, cottage garden style flowers such as sweet peas, lavender, daffodils, daisies and pinks – if you can pick them wild rather than buying them, even better! Make sure you add plenty of foliage and keep the jug topped up with water.
Don’t feel you have to use the flowers as a table centrepiece, as leaving the jug casually on a worktop or shelf adds an effortless feel to your attempts to create the country kitchen feel.