Tam at The Gypsy Corner
is hosting Three or more Tuesday today. Please check her out for a list of all of the participants.
I think I have three of everything after all of these years, so decided it was time to participate in this fun event. The crocks and jugs I'm going to show you today were not collected - they were accumulated! When we first got married, I bought a 2-gallon crock at a junk store as I thought it would be neat to hold my monthly magazines. They had scads of these things, and sold them for 50 cents a gallon. So, my purchase amounted to $1.00. When my Dad saw what I had bought, he told me I didn't need to pay money for those things - there were bunches of them around Grandma's house and the farm. So, he would periodically show up with another one for me. The crocks were originally used for making pickles and sauerkraut; and the jugs were to hold whatever liquid deemed necessary including a few of the hard spirits that were hidden in the barn.
When our daughter became a teenager, she announced that when she got married that she wanted lots and lots of fresh flowers. So this 5-gallon crock became known as the 'flower pot' and was where we threw in our loose change to pay for the flowers when the time came. Sure enough 13 years ago, she had a wedding with beautiful fresh flowers with money saved in this crock. Since that time, the change we save in here goes to a charity our church supports.
These two crocks house my laundry detergent and non-chlorine bleach. The 2-gallon crock is the one I bought originally.
This 5-gallon jug is huge and heavy - its sculptural shape is art in itself.
The 3-gallon crock holds my mother's and my two grandmother's rolling pins. The 4-gallon crock with the spigot was used for lemonade at picnics.
Thanks for stopping by. Now, please go by Tam's to check out the other collections/accumulations of three or more.