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?
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
Kathe With An E was kind enough to let me share this on You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays!