Today is Thursday. It is the day I spend with my Stitch Its friends. One of our friends is often not there these days because she works for a lady running estate sales. She called today from a house near where we meet to tell us about an old sewing machine and a couple of quilts. So 8 of us loaded up into two cars and went for a visit. I was just going to "supervise". Ha, look at what I got!
|A 5 gallon butter churn crock, glazed in dark brown and cream. There are no markings on the bottom.|
|The lid and handle/churn are wooden. The handle is worn from use.|
In my modest internet research it would seem that this type of crock would sell for around $200. I paid $30!
|iced tea spoons|
These were in the kitchen taped together. A set of 8 iced tea spoons. The back is stamped "Niagra Silverplate". It appears that they are maybe from the 1930's and would sell for about $8 a piece.
I love the look of old "primitive" kitchen utensils. The spoon has been well used as has the rolling pin. There is a cute little brass bell that has a very high tone to it. And does anyone know what the other thing is. I call it a masher. #3 son proceeded to use it to mash open a walnut. It was very effective for that. Now I need a wide mouthed crock for the counter to hold my new treasures.
Lastly is a clear glass butter dish. It has no markings. There was another one in green clear glass that a friend got. Not sure why I got it, since I like to keep my butter in a crock with a water seal on the counter so it is room temp and doesn't mush the bread.
All totaled I paid under $50 for my treasures today, and I didn't need a single thing. That's the way it goes. Now I need to find things to get rid of. I try to get rid of something for everything I bring in so it doesn't get too cluttered around here.
Have you found any good treasures lately?