Just in the last month or so, I have been seeing wicker-encased demi johns around blogland. In our many years of antiquing and junking, I don't recall seeing one before. Then magically, yesterday we were at an auction, and there was one! I'm usually not very trendy - you know: "a day late, a dollar short" type. But, we won the bid for $5.00. Did we pay too much??
I know nothing about them, but this one appears to have held rum. Does anyone know how old this one might be?
I'm linking to the following parties:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays with Linda at Coastal Charm
Tabletop Tuesdays with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
Check out these two blogs for lots of inspiration and treasures.
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On Friday last week, Bob and I spent a most enjoyable day with Mary
of Mary's Meanderings and her husband. We have met together several times before, but this was the first time we had visited their wonderful home. This energetic and enthusiastic couple have a lot going on both personally and professionally. They own this huge old house which they are restoring - it is already full of great details and belongings - I can't imagine how charming it will be when they finish. It is a huge job, but they have already done a ton of work. Professionally, they are missionaries and are working in the small town of Aguilar, Colorado to establish a food and clothing pantry to aid these people that live in this depressed area. Not only are they giving these people a hand-up, but are really trying to impact their lives for the better on a personal level. Mary fixed lunch of quiche and soup for us, and served it in their newly refurbished breakfast nook. Sorry - no pictures as we were too busy visiting and enjoying the day. Be sure to check out Mary's blog here, as she always has wonderful, informative posts.