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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Grandma Borland's Ironstone Pitcher


I bid on this beautiful ironstone pitcher at an auction
last week.  It's a nice one... no brown discoloration
or crazing. And surprisingly, no chips.....especially since
it was made around 1850!



Apparently, it originally belonged to Grandma Borland! 
My imagination always runs wild when I see these little
masking tape tags.  I can almost see Grandma as a young mom 
bringing this pitcher to the breakfast table, probably full of fresh milk
straight from the cows.  And I always wonder why it was
passed down several generations and then not wanted any longer!