Linky Party! Beach Cottage Good Life Weds & The Butter Box
Wed 20th, Apr, 2011
Before we get started with Good Life Weds…
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Thanks for all the comments on the Mr BC & I post yesterday…errm it’s funny how that came about but it’s nice to think back to the old days sometimes isn’t it?
Anyway, overnight, while Australia tootles off to bed while many are out to play, oh actually even before that too, I had rather a lot of emails about the box that I found at the market. I even had someone offer to buy it from me…truly…for a tidy little sum too…clearly not a regular reader of this blog, ‘cos I can assure you that if I find something that makes me do The BC Vintage Treasure Dance, something that has been on the Beach Cottage Most Wanted List for a very long time, then there ain’t no way I’m parting with a new member of this household baby.
So yesterday I thought about what I was going to do with it, but as you know, I have quite a few old boxes now, including that recent one that I found, whitewashed and stenciled with pencil that is now on the deck holding decky things, click here if you missed it
As I took a good look at it and moved it around I did a little bit of research…it seems that these boxes were used as storage for factory butter with the purpose of distribution and sale…roughly made, which is exactly what I thought when inspecting this one, with crude wood and nails fixing it together
….and on the side with the company logo that they could be easily returned from where they came.
here’s a close up of her…
This one is Allowrie brand of butter box, used widely throughout NSW and would have carried about 56lb blocks of butter…the butter itself was apparently destined for overseas markets, including the UK, which I find amazing that in those days such perishables as butter were transported all that way…
A bit more internet googling and research and it seems that somewhere where we are going this school holidays may have been the dairy where Allowrie got it’s name…cool and I will be visiting!
So I’m not doing anything with this box really, apart from kinda stroking it and looking at it and loving it.
Though I thought the butter box and my boots, a mason jar and a shell sphere thrown in for coastal measure might just be a divine combination…
and so yesterday arvo, my friends, I took some time to clear up the one hundred and one pairs of kids’ shoes that seem unable to actually make it to the shoe cupboard and I picked up sports bags that were, to be quite frank, smelling rather suspect and moved pairs of my shoes kicked off when I walked in the door..
and here she is, in a very tidy Beach Cottage coastal hallway…posing for us all to see on Good Life Wednesday…
She is, the BC Butter Box, the epitome of it all for me…a day spent with my new family just having simple, easy fun, drinking coffee, looking for treasure and finding a thing that makes me do the Treasure Hunter’s Dance.
Now that’s worth it.
So, hit me with what you’ve got, ready and waiting
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