Friday, November 9, 2012


Things keep finding their way into our home.  Things I never knew I wanted -- things I never knew still existed!

The other day on his way back from visiting his 98-year-old mother, Bob stopped at an antique store in the town where we grew up.  This store is hardly ever open, but just happened to be this day.  On a shelf in the backroom was this old milk pail.  Nothing too exciting, EXCEPT that the name crudely painted on it was the name of my grandmother, Mrs. I. F. Haines!
 Back in the day, we never had milk cows on the farm.  The farm/ranch was a large operation of beef cattle and sheep.  So, Grandma had to fetch her raw milk from a local dairy.  Thus, the milk pail with her name.
 The dealer said that he had bought the pail at one of two different auctions that my Dad had held years ago.
They were so formal back then with her married name on a lowly milk pail.  She was always Mrs. Haines to everyone, but Grandma to me!

I'll be joining the following blog parties.  Stop by these blogs to check out all of the inspiration provided.
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday Treasures
Knick of Time for Knick of Time Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Vintage on a Dime for Welcome Home Wednesday
Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special


Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is amazing that you found that milk can! It was so meant to come back home to you!


Sue said...

you guys are great.....see it was not meant for you to give that away at the auction....Grandma stepped in and decided you needed it you chills doesn't it....

srpprcrftr said...

Talk about karma and things happening for reasons. That's incredible and a happy adventure. That must be great to know you have that pail now. Happy weekend

Jann Olson said...

I am so happy that the milk pail finally found it's way back home. Wonder if Grandma had a hand in it? Especially since the store isn't open often. Hubby did good! Thanks for sharing it with Share Your Cup.

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

What a neat find! So special to find that pail with your Grandma's name on it....
thanks for stopping by my blog...have a great weekend.

Holly said...

This is so neat, Sally! Reminds me of our time in Walsenburg.

Maria Elena said...

Isn't it amazing how things work in life sometimes? Glad it found its way back home!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That is so neat that you have that pail! Just incredible!

A Proverbs 31 Wife said...

So cool you found it!

Debra said...

now that is one sweet story! What a lovely and wonderful coincidence!

Mary Ellen said...

Isn't that just so fun that Bob found your grandmother's milk pail!!!! Goodness the history your family has here Sally is just so awesome!! I will never find anything from my family around her for sure!

Working on getting the stores ready for christmas. Used a 6ft old ladder for a tree and it turned out so cute!!! Will have to try and get a picture to share on my blog- it's hard getting a great picture as it is in front of the window but my youngest son gave me some photo pointers so I am going to try this weekend to take one.

Have 4 parties booked again for the Christmas season so I need to get a move on decorating the house too!

bee blessed

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a mind blow, and how fun for you! Really small world. At least in your neighborhood! ;0) You and I like a few of the same things. I actually have two of those McCoy pots that you like. And I would buy more! I love the white, and they are so handy for things. An amaryllis would look great in one!

It's All Connected said...

This is one of the best antiquing stories I've ever heard! what a wonderful find. ~ Maureen