I’ve got a few old crocks around my house, the kind housewives used to make big batches of pickles or sauerkraut in.
I’ve even got an old crock butter churn that was given to me.
All that to say, items used in the everyday lives of the wives and mamas of years gone by hold a special charm for me-
stoneware mixing bowls, old bread boards, vintage kitchen towels-
useful household items that, to me, are a thing of beauty and also have a story to tell.
I first laid eyes on an old preserves crock like this one on the beautiful blog, A Cottage Muse.
I kept my eyes peeled for one like it when I’d go out thrifting or antiquing.
I even looked on ebay and etsy, but when I did happen upon one, they were expensive.
I guess they are desirable and collectible to others too!
I kind of forgot about it, then recently thought about it again, clicked onto ebay and typed in the search bar, “preserves crock” and this one popped up.
It was in perfect condition and it had no bids yet, so I bid really low.
Day after day I checked and no one was bidding against me!
The last day arrived.
Oh no! Two people had out bid me,
but still the price was only a few dollars more than my original bid.
I waited until the last couple of minutes before bidding on this item closed and bid fifty cents above the last highest bid.
My heart raced as the seconds clicked by until the bidding time was up.
And I won!
It was my first time bidding on ebay and I found it kind of exhilarating and nerve wracking all at once.
That’s why I think it’s best if I stay away from ebay!
My roses are blooming like crazy.
A bouquet of yellow floribunda roses and peace roses fill the old crock beautifully.
It looks right at home on my chippy, white stool.
Or maybe on top of my dish cabinet….
I think I like it just about anywhere.