Thursday, February 26, 2009

Show and Tell Friday... Heirloom Churn

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday
Hosted by Kelli at,
Make sure you stop by and see Kelli and
all the other Bloggers posting
their Pretty Goodies today.

Another Family Heirloom

Antique Clay Churn from 1930's
Belonged to my Grandmother Maude.

Originally used for churning butter
it had a matching lid with a
wooden churning paddle.
Later in years the lid and paddle broke and
this lil guys main job was reduced
to being a door stop.

No artist stamps or dates on the
bottom.. just relying on stories
passed on through the years.

In March of 2007 my family was
involved in a huge Easter drama
with our old Church.
As you can tell from the picture below..
everything on set.. props, clothing, pottery etc..
had to be fitting of that period.

When the set director found out I had this old
churn he asked me to bring it in... Once
he saw it he had a fit over it, and
knew what scene he wanted it in.
I was a lil hesitant at first but knew
he was right.. it was perfect for
where he wanted it...
"The Last Supper" scene.
After assuring me that nothing would
happen to it.. that it would be
securely locked away until opening
night.. I agreed.

From prestigious butter maker...
to convenient humbled door holder...
to proud holder of wine
in a reinactment of one of the
most famous Suppers of all time.
I think he's lived a great life...
and I'm proud to have helped
in his journey of restoring his pride.

Thank You for taking the time
to visit with me today..
and a special Thank You to
Kelli for hosting this outreach
for us all.


  1. how beautiful! Love your treasure and your story:)

  2. Wow--
    That is so neat and interesting.

  3. What a great family treasure!

  4. I love your computer won't load your comments about it but I do love crocks and that is a very nice one

  5. I love the story and the churn. Thanks for sharing them.


  6. What a great show n tell. Love the churn. I bet the butter from that just couldn't be better anywhere around.

    My Show n Tell is now posted. If you can find time, I'd love to have your company. Drop by for a look, chat a while....and then, have a great weekend!!!!

  7. Yes, it seems he's had a wonderful life:)

    HAve a wonderful weekend!

  8. Oh how wonderful it was used in the presentation!!!

  9. You now have a famous jug! Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday!

  10. Your churn is wonderful. And it is now famous. You should print out this post and put it in the jug for future generations!

  11. What a treasure you have, and what an honor for it to be used in such a production.

    Have a wonderful S&T Friday and stop by to pick up an award I have for you☺

  12. I love it when there is a great story to go with the item being showed...thanks for sharing yours!


  13. Thank you for sharing this wonderful old churn and the sweet story!!! I have an old one from my mother's childhood.
    God bless you-

  14. Isn't it wonderful to have things passed from one generation to another, I can imagine the wonderful stories that were shared as she churned her milk into butter and cream, i know i spent a lot of time talking to my grandmother as she churned. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Wonderful story! What a beautiful family treasure. Jean

  16. What a beautiful butter churn... I wish I had one ;o).


  17. A wonderful family treasure! The stories it could tell!


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