Char at the Pickled Pepper Patch does a Monday post about the Monday Blues. Today one of the items she highlights is her love of crocks. I too love crocks, my favorite are the ones decorated with blue designs. I thought I'd share a few of my favorite from around my home.
This first one is one of my most prized possessions. It was made in my hometown of Sherburne New York by Hart Brothers Pottery. I do not have the lid for this, but I do believe that it was a churn. When my parents gave it to me I was ecstatic! For all of my growing up years it sat out in the garage on a shelf overhead. Now you need to understand that our garage was really the old horse barn, 2 1/2 stories tall and big enough for a tractor, a car or 2 and my Dad's woodworking shop.
I remember this crock sitting at a very precarious angle on that shelf, I'm really surprised that it didn't fall off and break. I can imagine how it ended up on the shelf, I'm sure my Grandmother didn't want a butter churn sitting in her house once she began using a glass table top churn. I'm sure that lots of items where discarded that we would all drool over. As new "technology" was developed our ancestors said "out with old and in with the new". Thank goodness I come from a long line of packrats!