Saturday, October 18, 2008

Brenda Photo Challenge: OLD

And old Mason canning jar and an old cream bottle from back when the town folks bought their cream from a dairy. We always had fresh from the cow milk and cream when I was a little bitty girl. My grandpa had a cow for milking and my grandma would milk her every morning and evening. If I think real hard, I can almost remember how good a bowl of hot, crumbled cornbread covered with cold, home churned buttermilk tasted back then.

James's Aunt gave him this old clock that used to belong to his Uncle.

James's collection of old crocks, jugs, and churns. The gray jug was found when they were excavating the site of an old liquor store over in Helena back a few years ago. They found dozens of the old jugs, some still had liquor in them. Jerri found and gave James the brown jug. It looks to have been handmade many, many years ago.

The old Schubach barn that I see on my way to town.

Various old things that James has dragged home over the past year. Old bottles, an old flat iron, even some old rocks used as tools by the Indians that used to live in this area many, many, moons ago.

Thanks for choosing our topic this time Miz Donna! Ya'll can go over to the photo challenge blog to have a look at lots of other challenge photos. I always have so much fun taking photos for these challenges and I'm so happy that others do too!

22 comments:

Jeanne said...

Love those old milk bottles. We used to get ours delivered when I was a kid and I remember that layer of cream on top. We buy ours now from a local dairy and get it in the bottle. That shot with all the various old things in it is very neat!

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

I am obsessed with old stuff like that. I just love it! Awesome stuff, Brenda :D

Donna said...

We've collected quite a few crocks and old bottles too, LOL! Thanks for sharing a peek at your collection! Participating in these challenges is great fun.

Donna said...

These are Neat Brenda!! I Love the jugs and what they might have held! Cool old barn!!! Great job sweetie!!hughugs

Maria said...

Ha, my grandparents were farmers and they also had cows and pigs and hens and fields with corn and potatoes and wineyards.
In my childhood, we also bought milk directly from the farmers in the village and we had the meat from our relatives' farm.
Times have changed everywhere, it seems...
Thanks for stirring up pleasant memories! Have a nice weekend!

Karen M said...

Great pictures of great old things. You always do such an amazing job on these challenges. And thanks again for getting it started in the first place. I have really enjoyed participating in them. My favorite is your crocks.

Cindra said...

Wow! YOu have lots of cool stuff!!!! I'm going shopping at your place!!!

Sally said...

Oh, I love your pictures Ms. Brenda. Great job, well done. One of these days I'm going to get my camera fixed so I can re-join the gang.

Have a wonderful day. (*HUGS*)

Tabitha said...

I love all your old photos ~ they are fantastic!!
Hope you are well
love and hugs XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

jenn said...

I love the old jugs. They're cool.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh you did well so well...
I love the crumbling barn picture...
I actually should've/could've gotten some grest pics on that topic..around here there is many..
Lovely job

Just Joni said...

What a wonderful collection of "old stuff"...there's just something about these articles that are so intriguing...it's probably a good thing I don't live in an area where I could be dragging stuff home...I'd be in deep trouble.

Love those crocks!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Where on earth did you come up with so much OLD stuff? And cool OLD stuff, at that!

You're making my old Yoda look bad. lol

Great pictures!

Kari

Nita Jo said...

Wonderful! I love all the old stuff... have some myself but couldn't find the photos. I must get a camera soon... this is driving me nuts. I have three old milk cans in front of my house that I just love, several blue glass jars and one Purple!

Tell James... good work on his finds!

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

These are all fantastic , thanks for showing them, my hubby would LOVE to see the crockery and old bottles of milk he has quite the collection.
We love love love antiques!!
Diane

Debbie said...

Yes, they had the sausages at the fair LOL.

You just had to mention hot cornbread and milk as in crumbled up in a glass eaten with a spoon. Yum. I collected mason jars for years and still have a few. I LOVE this "old" challenge! Great photos and I love the barn...

Cami said...

GREAT pics! I love looking at old barns, they are a particular favorite. I don't want to go anywhere near one (LOL) but I love to look :)

I gotta say, I got such a giggle as was reading through your AtoZ's...you are a hoot! Alot of those answers could very well be mine...cooking, baking, disorganization :)

Louise said...

I love "old" stuff. The barn is my favorite. (It's so flat!) But I love it all. Fun post!

Mary Lou said...

wasnt that barn on your blog banner several years ago?

Lisa J said...

I love the old jugs, crocks. I had a lot of them before we moved to this house and had them displayed proudly. My mom has them now and if I ever build a different house or remodel this one I want to bring them back. I love old crocks.

Jeanette said...

I love the old clock. I have one almost just like it that sat on my grandmothers mantle all the time when I was growing up. I totally forgot about it or I would have taken a picture! I also love the old bottle and jugs!

joan said...

Hi Brenda,

I'm finally getting around to checking out everyone's photos. I love your photos. Great choices of old. Love the old bottles but that barn is pretty cool, lots of old character.