I just realized as I came back to finish this post that it is #400. I just don't understand. I don't consider myself a chatty person, so how could I have blogged so often? I really enjoy blogging, sharing a bit about me, family, friends, crafting, and of course the pugs. I think this milestone calls for a give-away and I will have one soon ~ I promise!
Here are the treasures I came home with. Nothing too exciting here ~ a brown canning crock, a white ironstone bowl, the yellow ware butter crock minus the lid and the sweet little cookie cutter.
Many years ago when I first started buying antiques, I always wanted to come home with something. It was usually a cookie cutter or a wooden butter paddle. It's been a long time since I've bought a cookie cutter, but I couldn't resist the little kitty. It is only about 2 1/2" tall. I think I will enlarge it a bit and make a small hooked mat.
Here is my real treasure. I've wanted one of these for ages . . . in fact I bought one in the spring that wasn't as old as this one (the shop owner thought this one might be late 19th century) but gave it away as a birthday gift. I'm not yet sure where it will end up, but I will eventually find the perfect spot for it.
Dear friend Wink gifted me with an early Christmas present. She is the person who introduced me to feather edge 25+ years ago. You can see a big part of my collection here. I have never seen a plate with this edge. It is also stamped Riley and I do not recall seeing that mark before. It is in pristine condition. What a perfect gift from the dearest of friends.
As Alice pointed out, my blog buddies are enablers! Everyone says I should make the trip to get the pie safe. I wish I could share a picture but I did not take one :( It really isn't that exciting but would be the perfect piece to store wool. The Tahoe is out of town until Saturday so if I want to get it, I may have to come up with Plan B. HHHMMMM. My son has a truck but can it make the five hour trip? I think I'd better find out. I will keep you posted :)
Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your kind words.
Pug hugs :)