First I want to tell you about this next piece we purchased.
I wanted this piece too, but since Bob let me take home the blue cupboard,
I figured some things should be sold in the store..after all that is why
we went on the buying trip in the first place. LOL
This is a 5 gallon salt glaze jug.
Now some of you may be thinking,
What the heck are those dark blobs all over this jug?
Since you asked, I will tell you. :-)
These are called turkey droppings.
Many crocks were placed into kilns to be fired at one time.
Some of these crocks were placed underneath other crocks.
In the kiln, the glaze would sometimes drop onto the crocks below,
and thus you would get these drippings that would harden into the crocks.
These drip marks are called turkey droppings.
To collectors of salt glaze crocks,
these are more highly desirable as they are one of a kind crocks.
the one we purchased has a total of 7 turkey droppings all around.
5 that you can see, and two by the handle.
Isn't this an awesome piece?
I should have kept it....maybe I can sneak it out of the store.
What do you think?
Ok, next up Friday Fun Facts and them some more pics.
1. Pinball use to be illegal in the 1930's.
I loved playing pinball in the 70's.
2. Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
Maybe that's why the men from Mars do not understand us. LOL
3. The reason why people do not wake up when their house
is on fire is because our sense of smell is turned off during sleep.
Another reason to install smoke detectors.
4. Founder of Hershey's chocolate, Milton Hershey & Kitty his wife
had tickets to sail the Titanic.
They did not make the trip as Kitty became sick the day Titanic left port.
I for one am glad Kitty was sick that day.
5. Clint Eastwood to a career break from making Westerns
because he was allergic to horses.
I loved watching him on Rawhide as Rowdy.
OK..so now I am showing my age.
6. A human in space without a space suit can only survive 30 seconds to 2 minutes.
I never want to be the one to try that theory out...
afraid of heights. :-)
7. In Finland, Norway Puerto Rico and Japan,
the Check Mark is actually used for an incorrect answer.
Geez, I would have made straight A's in my Math Classes
instead of C's and D's.
I hated Math..but loved Art and History.
Lastly, below are a few more pics of the goodies we bought.
1800 Red Dry Painted Wood Bowl
Early Wood Well Bucket
There is still more to show for another day.
Spring Blessings to all.
However here in Michigan it has been more like Summer in the mid 80's.