Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Crocks? We've got crocks!!
I found these crocks on a lucky stop at a yard sale. There were 10 of them in various sizes from 25 gallon to just kitchen size. One of them is a preserving crock with a bail lid and top like on an old mason jar. I liked them so much but was afraid to spend that much money. I went home and told Dwayne about them and he said you should have just bought all of them. Well... that really did it. I couldn't stop thinking about all of the things I could do with them. Maybe even sell some of them if I don't need them all. I mean, really, like I NEED one more crock, let alone 10 more!! For a hoarder like me they're like M&M's though. Well, don't you know I was in my Tahoe the very next day right back to that nice lady's house and I bought every single one she had left. She had sold a butter churn (darn it!) and another crock before I got back but oh well. Needless to say she was very happy to see me!! I also bought the saw in the picture because I have a terrible problem walking away from old tools. I really shouldn't be allowed out without a guardian on my checkbook but man it's fun and it could be worse. I could have just blown it all at the casino down the road from where I was LOL! Well, I haven't even cleaned them all up yet. They're too heavy to move around much on my own so I'll get to it. The woman I got them from said she was 70 years young and that they belonged to her grandfather who owned a butcher shop in Climax. That puts them up there in age. She said she figures around 100 yrs. anyway. I don't know. It's hard to research them. Some of the marks are easily found and easy to learn about but some are impossible so far. I need a book. It's fun no matter what! I know that there will at least be two tree bases for year round trees. One for the basement and Dwayne's "man cave" with seasonal and/or outdoor theme or whatever ornaments on it. The other will be upstairs and will be a twig tree or a feather tree decorated seasonally with primitive ornies and scented goodies. That's the plan anyway. We will see what happens. I will sell some of them if anyone is interested. Contact me-especially if you know anything about them, even if it's just to share info, it'd be great to learn more about them. Who knew there was so much to learn about crocks and marks? It's fascinating. Enjoy!