The flea market was packed on Saturday, but I couldn’t find anything!
I only bought a few things. I have a collection of insulators…it is extremely stupid for me to buy insulators. I have a huge root cellar full of these things. Yet I buy them.
That’s all I got this week. I am including some other stuff I never blogged about. At the Pickens Flea Market I bought this from a man I buy a lot of stuff from.
What is absolutely awesome about this crate that I got in Pickens, S.C., is that the Chemung Spring Water Company was founded in 1910 in Chemung, N.Y., and my father’s ancestors the Butts (yes, my Daddy is a Yankee from Upstate N.Y.) lived there in the early 1800’s. So I love it even more!
I have another Yankee artifact to share. My paternal grandparents started me on a collection that is one of my favorites. Flow Blue China. About 200 years ago potters, mostly in Staffordshire, in Britain, started making “transferware.”. The problem was when they started, the pattern would blur, or flow. By the mid 1800’s, they had gotten better at it, and the patterns didn’t blur anymore. Most Flow Blue china is pre-1900. My grandparents gave me some platters.
I have a couple of different patterns, but I like it that way!