Funny thing is... all but the pink bottle was found at the first shop we stopped at! The basket in the background of this picture was labeled as a "Honeysuckle Basket"... I bought it because I liked the shape and it seemed pretty durable. The ball jars I picked up because I love glass, but only have a couple of jars with the zinc lids on them... these with the clamp and glass tops are new to me. That should be enough for my Ball jar collection.
These other two bottles (did I mention that I love glass? LOL!) caught my eye because they are different from anything I have seen before. The pink one is stamped made in Italy and is actually a wine bottle. The design that is pressed into the glass caught my eye as a something that could easily be adapted to a rug pattern to be hooked! Kind of has that primitive padula look about it... or (with the the right colors) might even be interpreted as a fraktur. The other bottle is a milk bottle and what I like about it is the picture of the man on a stool milking a cow that is pressed in the front! :-) It's fun stuff like this that I seem to be attracted to... and it's glass! LOL!
And lastly, is this crock! My heart skipped a beat when I spied this tucked away in a corner behind a bench... I have always, always, always wanted one of these crocks with the bee marking on it... but never wanted to pay the price they usually command... believe me when I say... I got a deal on this! It has a slight surface crack (probably only in the glaze)... and that's about it! I'm almost considering it my "trophy" for the whole trip! LOL!
So, with sweaty palms and racing heart I ran these treasures up to the counter to wheel and deal... and after all the dust settled... Bob picked up the tab! Whoo-hoooo!!!! Was this an awesome trip, or what?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Yah... I'm sky-high-in-the-clouds-ecstatic right now... and will be for a long time!!! :-)