We took the opportunity of the long weekend to visit family in farm country, and of course we always try to make time to poke around the countryside for whatever is out there waiting for us.
This time around it was a wonderful old seed sack with the shipping labels still attached found inside a little roadside shop in the hills that had a sign out front saying "We're Open When We're Open." (And we brake for junk shops!)
Nice and clean, and a much lower price than expected.
These two medium sized pitchers I actually found locally at a great price before we left.
Pitchers and jugs seem just made for displaying together don't they? The old large jug was a thrill to find a little father afield.
I also nabbed a handful of varied old wood and wire hangers, but this is my favorite. Seems like someone needed a souvenir from Surrey quite awhile ago!
This little wire handled jar was the going rate, but holds lots of charm for me.
But here is my prizewinner of the weekend! An English caneware jug. I'm still learning about caneware, but I love the look.
Invented by Wedgewood, caneware has a chalky exterior glaze on the outside, and a smooth one inside. It often has a cane motif like this bamboo one, and shares nature themes like more highly glazed and colorful majolica. This sample has a grapevine handle design, with leaves and grapes on the body. It's often found tan and soiled looking from heavy use. I already cleaned off the light soil that I found on this jug.
But a new batch of old pegs pleases me as much as anything! Haha!
So I'm starting off the short week feeling a little like I've been lolling in the English countryside all weekend (I wish). Isn't it funny how you find a few fun things and all you want to do is go find some more!? Ah, but it's back to business for me.
I hope you're off to a great start too!
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