I'm always on the lookout for nice old chippy furniture for the shop, but on the way I come across endearing old things that demand my attention. This beautiful milk glass compote, for instance. Great for whole fruit or Easter displays, but I just might serve a nice potato salad right in it!
A couple of nice big heavy ironstone jugs sit next to it on the table while I'm figuring out my next move. The smaller pitcher in front is still manufactured in France. I like the way they look grouped together.
I have long ago stopped adding to my bottle collection, but these are especially nice samples and were basically a giveaway.
A chippy old brown transferware platter for a small price makes a great display piece too.
I have brought them over to the window on this cloudy day to give you a better look.
These are a great size and shape for embellishment, but it was the embossed writing on them that drew me in closer.
"Taylor Bros., Leading Druggists, Stevens Point, Wis." in beautiful script writing.
The one far left reads"Drake Brothers Co., Milwaukee," also in pretty script. Seems like I have inherited someones favored collection.
They all fit in nicely with the other things I have sitting at this end of the dining room like they all grew up together!
Newer porcelain bowls made in France blend right in with the rest and are more practical for daily use. Everybody's happy!
I just love it when yard sales and fleamarkets spring up again this time of year, don't you?