Today was a treasure hunting feast! You know the days were everything you are looking for ‘falls at your feet’? Well, yep, it was that day. The boys and I headed off to one of my haunts with no particular agenda. I knew what I was looking for, but you never think you will find them at one place…on the same day!
never ending list I have at the moment is mainly things for our Kitchen and silver and pewter is right up there. As soon as I walked into the place, I spotted the large platter with the most amazing engraving in it and little Mason, our 6 year old came to me with the smaller one. He knows the patina I am after….great eye that boy. Declan, our 8 year old found the salad servers, also on ‘the list’. We were having a great time. The hankie is from my stash. There is loads of them…loads
Another thing I am currently looking for is old wood boards, mainly to serve, and this one has such a great grain to it and looks wonderful with one of my white ceramic ‘linen’ bowls.
Who doesn’t like a big platter that has that ironstone finish? It’s an English piece, stamped Stoke On Trent. Loving the crackle finish to it…aged to perfection.
While we wandered through and I gathered an arm full, Declan found this wooden tray at the back of the shot. He brings it to me and says, “Look Mum, it was made in Sweden”. I love that he looks at the backs to see where they came from.
We also found a small ironstone crock which was made in Belgium and last week found this stoneware crock which has some initials… IC, stamped into it. For now it is making a great vessel for these berry branches.
All in all a great haul. Thankfully I had wonderful helpers!