April 02, 2012

Hooray....Look What I Found

I found it.....my very first crock.  It was so funny, I had them lined up next to each other in the store comparing and looking and loving them all.  In the end, I chose this one.  It was in my price range and it was the color I like.  But, I have my eyes on some more beauties in the future.  I found it in an awesome  corner antique store.  
Sheila from ~Seasons of Thy Heart~ and I don't live to far away from each other.  She knew I was visiting my parents in a neighboring town that week and had e-mailed me about this same antique store.  The funny thing is...I didn't read her e-mail until after I had already gone there:)  I just thought it was neat that we both loved the same antique store.  
I also purchased my first masher.  They had dozens there and this was the first one I laid my eyes on.  

On my way home, I stopped to take a picture of this neat old barn I found.  They are building a subdivision right around it.  I love that it's white.

I also found these.......growing amongst..... 

this.  It's a burn pile in my garden.  Or it was a burn pile.  It's since been all removed and tilled into a lovely garden plot.

Wishing you all a lovely Monday.  The kids are all back to school from Spring Break today.  I had big plans for this morning that fell through.....sometimes I have a hard time getting past the little wrinkles that mess up the schedule in my day and moving on.  So, now I have to restructure and re-plan.  Something I am not in the mood to do.  Maybe I will extend my Spring Break for 1 day and just take it easy.  Sounds like a good idea:)


Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Steph, Love the crock, one of my favorite things to collect, getting harder to find in a good price range. Really nice white barn, don't see many that color. Thanks for sharing, Hugs Vicky

lilraggedyangie said...

Steph , Congrats on your new "firsts " nice ones indeed ... sounds like a great weekend was had ! Love that old barn your sure got a beautiful pic! Have a great day ! hugs lil raggedyangie

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Great finds~

Cindi said...

I love crocks! I have two Red Wing crocks from my mom that I just love! I also like your masher! Have a great week!
Be blessed!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Steph~ YaY! So Happy you found your first crock.So pretty with the blue bands.Stop over for a visit.I posted a Thank You.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Sheila said...

Hi Steph~
Great crock! So glad you found one you liked and I'm even happier to know that shop is still open. Like I said, I haven't been there in ages.
Just to bad that I couldn't have met up with you while you were closer. One of these days though!!!!!!!
Enjoy your Monday even though your plans where foiled ;-)
hugz and blessings~

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Good idea..feet up and chill..I love your crock it is perect so envious LOL..your mission has to be find more... Hugs X

The Gingerbread Gem said...

It's a great crock. Is it something like a jar, or used as a jar? I've seen those in the US, but I have never seen them here before. I want to find out why. Typically me.

That barn is beautiful!

We're having Spring Break now, for two weeks. I can't get anything done with my two boys and their friends around the house. :-)


Christine said...

So chuffed for you, Steph! You found a beauty! It looks great in your home!
Have a wonderful week!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Happy First Crock...and Masher! They're both beauts!! Something about your "firsts" that are so very special....Watch out though....they become addicting. ;o) Happy Monday Steph!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

TheCrankyCrow said...

PS - I love, love, LOVE that barn!!! :o)))) Robin

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Steph, very nice addition to your home!! I hope it is just one of many you find. Very nice masher too--I just love kitcheny old pieces! Love the old barn too with the cupula.--Jan

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Steph, I am so happy you found such a beauty.
I LOVE it!!!!! Also the masher. I am trying to collect mashers but some are very $$$$ or I just can't find them. I don't go out much, still on the mend but girl you have a beautiful masher and the picture of the barn is like looking at a post card.
I LOVE, LOVE, old barns.
Thanks for sharing.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I am so happy for you!
Congratulations on two firsts.
Now, you know, 3 of any one thing constitutes a collection and it is up-up-up from there. I am wishing you the very best in your endeavor to 'collect'!
PS~I am a bit envious of your crock. I only have the smaller ones like that--have never come across any that large. You are a very lucky gal!!!!

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

Hooray!! I'm jumping up and down for you! Love your first crock, it's a wonderful color! Like Robin said, they become an addiction :D. Hope the rest of your Monday was a good one and that you extended your spring break one more day just for you :) Have a wonderful week,
hugs, Trish

alltheseboys said...

Stephan the barn picture looks like it came straight from Billy Jacobs! I love it. I think I'd blow it up n frame it! Sorry your day didn't turn out like you had hoped!

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Beautiful crock, nice masher too. Love the barn, great picture.

Trace4J said...

Morning Friend!
Awesome finds. The barn is beautiful. I just love old barns.


Firecracker Kid said...

Ahhh, excellent old crock and masher. On your way now to having a collection of them. Wow, are those wild onions? Look delicious! Oh, stay calm and you'll work those wrinkles out of your plans. If it takes another day, then so be it :o) Enjoy!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your crock Steph, you lucky girl! Lovely cobalt bands on it, I love Marshall pottery! And your masher is great, what is it about treenware that makes us love it so much? Beautiful old barn, I hope it survives the subdivision :O( and look at those onions already! Garden fresh veggies already, how wonderful! Deb

The Hill Clan said...

Which store was it? I always loved the antique store that was made out of an old barn, just off the highway. Such a fun place to visit. Where was this one? When we're together this summer I want to go with you to some of these stores! I'd really enjoy it. By the way, I like your crock!

bettyj said...

It is going to be fun to watch your collection grow. Good choices. The crocks I collect are all the old brown or grey working crocks. I love them

Cailey said...

That is sooo exciting that you finally found it! :) And it looks awesome! I just loove finding the perfect treasures

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Steph. What a great crock. You're off to a great collection.
The barn is beautiful. I hope it's remaining there.
What is that growing that you found in your pile? Tulips?

A Primitive Homestead said...

I am so happy for you. I know how much you wanted a crock. It is wonderful & your first masher to. Before you know it you will find your next crock just waiting for you. Blessings!