Sunday, July 1, 2018

Oh what treasures!!

For the first time in absolutely ages there was a
good estate sale by us.
There were many wonderful antiques and lots of smalls.
We were fortunate to get this wonderful huge crock. It is dated on the front and were told by a crock collector that this is the date it was made. Wish there was a potter's mark on it so we can search it. We were also told to compare designs to ones on the internet to see similar ones then maybe we can get a potters name.  But we honestly don't care that much...
we just love the crock regardless of knowing.
It was quite dirty but cleaned up nicely.
We bought it on the second day of the estate sale
when they had 25% off

See how nice it is cleaning...

There is a small crack but that's the only real damage on it.
Used the cup to show how large this really is!
Think it is a 4 or 5 gal.

We also found a 'cream whipper'.

We have a smaller one like it - hadn't seen a large one before.
We use ours for utensils.

....the next day things were at half off so we went back to hopefully see if the cradle was still there that we saw and it it came home with us.
The finish had been stripped off so not sure what we will do with it...possibly clean it up a bit and then put tung oil on it just to give it a patina, otherwise possibly a maple stain.

There is a crack along the bottom but the frame and rockers will hold it together just fine - possibly some wood putty will hide it.

Will probably put an antique quilt in it but not sure yet. 

We will be having a return of our IN-HOME show the first part of October and then hopefully one again the week before Thanksgiving. I'll keep you all updated as time goes. I am working fast and furious on making things along with wish me luck in getting things made.

Oh, I did get my new batch of carrots made.
Last week I started out with 23 pks. and am down to 10.
$12 per pk. of 3so if you want some email me. 

Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful and safe 4th!!