William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

August 01, 2010

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and to my Canadian followers, happy Civic Long Weekend! :) I, so far have been having a great weekend! Friday night, I ventured into that creepy basement and lugged up that crock that I have been talking about. Eww, yuck, and boy was it heavy! Inside it was rusted old cans of pop, probably hidden in there by my husband's late uncle who used to hide everything, especially his liquer in the old woodshed, haha. These were old Chateau brand pops, very skinny cans,but they were so rusty that they broke apart while I was removing them so I figure they had likely been full when they were put in the crock, cause normal empty cans would not have rusted that bad in a crock. Upon inspection I had noticed that there was a heart logo on it with the number 5 inside, meaning it was a 5 quart crock( quite large!)., but I had never seen a heart on a crock before. So, I posted a question on my trusted APP forum and a wonderful member googled it for me and gave me a link for a similiar crock and low and behold, other than my crock being larger, it was the same make! And to boot, my crock has a lid to it which these days is hard to find a crock with a lid to it. I honestly don't knwo where to put this big crock without it being broken as it could be dated as far back as the 1850's era. But I am pleased with my find and so is my husband since he usually rolls his eyes at my "primitive tastes", but this crock belonged to his ancestors so he was happy at my find!. Than today, on an errand to the "liquer store" for some beer, lol, I decided to make a quick run into the local antique mall, and I found my first "wooden bowl", so I just had to buy it! It wasn't there a few weeks ago so I grabbed it and although it cost me $23 ,I am happy! I also spotted a large pastry/dough board, similiar to a noodle board and it was big enough to cover my stove top, only problem was, it was $65, so I got home and dropped MANY hints to my hubby about how much I wanted it and how much I had seen reproductions like it on ebay that cost just as much plus shipping, so keeping my fingers crossed, my loving husband will go and buy it for me! If not, I will see if they will do a layaway where I can make payments on it because I really want it and dough boards are really hard to find around here!
I thnk that's it's for my weekend so far, I will post pics of my crock and wooden bowl tomorrow and maybe my "new dough board" :)

Take care and hugs, ~Trish~


  1. Hi Trish, I can't wait to see the pictures of you new crocks and dough boards. I do understand they are pricey,but I love them. It sounds like you are having a great weekend.
    I will check in tommorrow to see if you posted any pictures!!!
    Prim Hugs and Blessings,

  2. Thanks Tricia, yes, I went back to the antique shop thinking I would buy that doughboard, but something told me to wait, lol. When I got home, my husband told me he would buy it for me so we called the shop today, but it was closed. Hoping to maybe get in there on Tuesday! I know my husband could make one of them but it's trying to find the time to do it... And yes, we had a great long weekend :) Hope you had a great
    weekend too!