Hello everyone! I'm happy to say I am getting back to blogging after being away for almost 6 weeks. Where was I? I was home recovering from major back surgery and still am, but getting better and better as the weeks roll by. I have a long road ahead of me, but everything is on track and Mr. Squash and I are quite pleased. I'm sorry I didn't mention what was going on - it was hard enough to wrap my mind around it, let alone many others. So, enough of that!
The other day Mr. Squash was doing some yardwork for me when he happened upon a good sized piece of very old ironstone pottery. Every since we moved here we've found pieces of this and that when gardending. I save it all and thought it might be fun for you to see what we have!
Here is all of it, including the little tin dish. The Squash House was built in 1948 and many of the surrounding houses were built in the late 1800's and early turn of the 20th century. One block up from us and directly across is the original farmhouse for the property. We have been told they had pigs and other animals along with some crops.
Mostly we find pottery and also this early marble. Occasionally we'll find a square head nail or something old like that, but I haven't saved them. I love to try and figure out what each piece used to be. The larger piece is the most recent that Mr. Squash unearthed. It appears to be ironstone and the "knob" must be part of a larger knob to a serving dish. I can imagine Mrs. Farmhouse bringing a hot bowl of stew out to Mr. Farmhouse at lunch in such a bowl. I think the little tin might have been an indvidual pie server or perhaps part of Farmhouse Daughter's play things. I'm pretty sure Farmhouse Son had something to do with the marble (wink).
I think this is Mrs. Farmhouse's favorite teacup. She may have sat on the porch on a warm spring evening with it in her hand!
I also do believe the Farmhouse family was very fortunate to have some Christmas China! Perhaps it was a good wheat crop that year, or maybe even Mr. Farmhouse suprised his Mrs. with this one year when the pig prices were high!
So, do you look at old things like this and create stories around them? I think they will become a permanent part of the Squash House and should we ever move, they will be passed down to future families who live here. Also, if we come across other archives, and I'm certain we will, I'll be sure to give you a peek.