Sunday, February 20, 2011
Prairie Patch Perfectly Prim Link Party ~ My Favourite Prim Things!
Good evening everyone! I just received an email from Tracy at The Prairie Patch saying that her first ever Perfectly Prim Link Party is ready to go. And for her first link party, she wants us all to share our favourite prim things, be it something you've made, bought or received as a gift. So I'd like to share a couple of my lipped or shoulder stoneware bowls with you. I bought these at auction years ago and absolutely adore them and I love the story behind the shoulders on the bowls. Apparently they were made this way so that you could put a piece of muslin or cheesecloth over top of the bowl and then tie it on underneath the shoulder with a piece of twine to keep the critters from getting at your pudding or bread or whatever else you had in your bowl. My first bowl is huge! It measures 13" in diameter and weighs a ton. It's old and it's battered, chipped and crazed but I love it.
My second stoneware bowl or more properly, stoneware pudding dish is marked and so I know some of it's history. It's marked 'Macomb Stoneware Co, Macomb ILL'; this pottery burned down in 1913 and was not rebuilt so I know that this lovely shouldered pudding dish is at least 98 years old.