We Call It Olde Link-Up, Week 2

Welcome to the second week of my new link party, We Call It Olde, the place to share your antiques, vintage items, and history.  Last week exceeded my hopes and goals for the start-up, and I thank each and every one of you who linked your posts, and who visited the authors!  I now have a party button in my sidebar you can grab for your sidebar – y’all let me know if it doesn’t work, but I hope it does!  Here we go with another round of olde awesomeness.

My Olde Find For The Week

I picked up this olde salt-glazed bottle so many years ago, I can’t even tell you.  It is supposedly a beer bottle, and I thought that sounded “manly”, so I gave it to Hubby for a gift a long time ago.  It doesn’t have any markings on it to help with identification, but I’ve seen many more like it while out junkin in the years since.

Updated to add that reader JoAnn from SceneThroughMyEyes.blogspot.com left me a comment with this wonderful bit of history about my bottle:  We had some of that type of bottles in a museum in Blue Lake, CA. The history of them was that they were very heavy, so were used for ballast in ships crossing to America. They would be filled with beer to make them even heavier and the beer sold when they were in port (that included selling the bottles too), and then the load of whatever they were taking back to England would fill the holds in the boat and they wouldn’t need the ballast anymore.    Thank you so much for that great info, JoAnn!  Isn’t the blogosphere amazing?

antique vintage beer bottle salt-glazed

Be sure to check back with me on Thursday for my next post, when I’ll be showing you how I use this and other olde bottles for Halloween decorating!

We Call It Olde Link-Up

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23 thoughts on “We Call It Olde Link-Up, Week 2

  1. We had some of that type of bottles in a museum in Blue Lake, CA. The history of them was that they were very heavy, so were used for ballast in ships crossing to America. They would be filled with beer to make them even heavier and the beer sold when they were in port (that included selling the bottles too), and then the load of whatever they were taking back to England would fill the holds in the boat and they wouldn’t need the ballast anymore,

  2. Your salt glazed container has some history behind it now, I agree that blogging can be very informative. Like the new party–
    Ann

  3. Oh, I love the bottle but I wouldn’t have know what it was! What a nice party too. Thank you so much for coming to see me and your kind words.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  4. I have been out of the loop lately, so I’m just seeing this. I really love the idea of featuring old things because I find them all to be such treasures. I love yours!

  5. Thank you for hosting! If I ever figure out how to grab a button I am going to link up with some of my finds. I found seven beautiful J&G Meakin Staffordshire Classic White Braemar plates that have a brown transferware pattern with yellow flowers this week. Oh so pretty! And only one dollar each from the Goodwill. I would just dearly love to show them off! I did try to “grab” a button to participate in another linky party, but I couldn’t get it to work. This is all very new to me, eventually I will get it, I hope.

  6. Hi Dawn~

    I’m so happy that you started this link party! I’ve been running out of places to share my old things 🙂 This is PERFECT!!

    ~Erica

  7. Dawn, So sorry I was late linking up. I will not forget again – I put your button on my party links page. There are some interesting things linked this week. I love the pasta machine.

  8. I have one of these too but has markings on it, I believe ginger beer came in them. Congratulations on another big week!!!

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