My mom had the pig salt and pepper shakers in her kitchen since my sisters were very little girls. They were a Christmas gift from her two nieces, back when she only had two nieces. They were something that she treasured.
This weekend while in Spring Lake I found the polka dot pig. It was only $4.00.
Over the weekend we made a stop at our favorite antique places in Spring Lake. One of them has very high quality antiques and prices to match. Of course it was there that I found something that I wanted. A small chamber pot. I was shocked that the price was so low. Maybe there is no longer a run on ironstone chamber pots? Anyway.., I was able to convince THGGM that having a small ironstone chamber pot could only increase the value of our house, what with having another potty and all. He found the Autumn Cottage magazine. I'd wanted it when it came out, but thought the 10 dollar price a bit steep as it didn't up the value of our house or anything. Usually magazines in antique stores cost about a dollar, which seems reasonable to me. So the woman at the desk rang up the adorable small ironstone chamber pot, wrapped it, put it in a bag, and stuck in the magazine. THGGM looked at her and said, "You forgot to charge me for the magazine." Her reply was, "I get so many magazines that I just bring them here when I'm done and give them away." Well now. That adorable small ironstone chamber pot with the 'Royal Ironstone' stamp on the bottom of it just became MUCH better priced!