Welcome all and now you’re wondering what’s going on, right? I mean, I don’t post until Friday. Well, in actual fact, it is Friday for a number of my readers. And Thursday for a number of my readers. Even me. That is, it’s still Thursday here, but Friday for a good many who will soon be reading tomorrow’s post today which for you is yesterday therefore making today tomorrow and yesterday all at the same time. I know. I’m mixed up. Or something. Which is why sometimes I…
So, I thought we would continue with our little tour of Steve’s place. Maybe you’re tired of that already. Someone asked, how do you fit all that stuff in a small apartment? It isn’t easy. And even after today, that still won’t be close to half the stuff I have in my collection.
Better get started. Before I’m finished. Today is some items often referred to as primitives. Still, they weren’t at the time. First, in the picture above, is a copper pot on the right which dates to the late 1700’s-early 1800’s. It is one heavy pot, with a handle that is 13 inches long (32.5cm). The kettle on the left dates to the early half of the 1800’s, also copper.
In the picture above, on the left a nice jar with cobalt blue decoration (did I mention I like blue?) from the late 1800’s. The soya sauce pot in the middle is from the 1860’s, and the jug on the right is one of my oldest items from around 1800 and contained olive oil. It’s about 2L in size.
Above we have 3 more stoneware items, often called redware which is not quite the same as stoneware, but I put them all in the same category anyway. The jar on the left is from the mid 1800’s, the teapot on the right is from the 1860’s, the preserve jar in the middle I am unsure of the age, but likely around the same time period.
In the above photo we have a traditional coffee grinder from around 1900, two different sizes of butter molds in the middle from the late 1800’s, a wood scoop on the right from the mid 1800’s and the tin tray at the back from about 1880. I do like old wooden objects. There is just a nice warmth about them that makes them great decorative items.
Next, in the above picture, in the middle is one of my favorite items, a chalkware cat bank from the 1920’s. It’s missing a bit of paint but still a great item. I think it is anyway. On each side are nice blue mixing bowls, both from the late 1800’s. Did I mention that I like blue?
The above picture shows more stoneware. The bottle on the left is ginger ale, the other 3 bottles held mineral water and fruit flavored soda. There is a pickle jar on the left from the late 1800’s, another sauce bottle of larger size from about 1875 to 1885. The one on the right is a preserve jar, 1880’s, about 4L in size. From what I could find out the 4 bottles in front are from the 1880’s as well. On the top of the shelf are a couple of my antique baskets, the one on the left is an old store basket from the late 1800’s, not sure of the date for the one on the right.
Above we have more of my wood ware collection of varying dates, from 1880’s to the 1920’s. Well, that’s it for today everyone, I hope you have enjoyed our continuing series touring my place. And there is so much more yet that I could show to you. Perhaps one day.
I hope you all enjoy your day today/tomorrow/tonight, wherever you happen to be at this time! Until next week, enjoy your weekend and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (she helps with all the dusting)
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