Monday, June 22, 2009

Souvenir Pitcher ~ An Update!

About a month ago I did a post for Pink Saturday about this little pitcher or creamer.

Most of you who follow my blog know I love antiques. Well, this little cutie is an oldie but a goodie, marked the year 1900 on the bottom.

It also had the name "Rock Springs Park" on the side, so I knew it was a souvenir piece. Normally I don't find them interesting. But something about this little charmer intrigued me.

There was just something special about it....something that led me to do research on it's background.

I discovered it probably came from an amusement park in West Virginia. And not only was it in West Virginia, but in the SAME TOWN where my favorite dinnerware collection was made!

So, I did the Pink Saturday post but didn't stop there. I really wanted someone who collected this type of thing to find it...hoping they would pick up the title of my post in a Google type of search. I just wanted it to make it's way to it's "rightful place" somewhere. Where that was, I didn't know.

Well, after only a month, it has found it's rightful home! I was so excited.

Not only was this person a collector, but get this. . . she was the grandaughter of the people who had OWNED THE PARK! Can you believe it?

She bought it and was just as thrilled as I.

And this, my friends, is why I love buying and selling antiques. Matching people up with the things they love, finding the right homes for things.

Like a matchmaker for stuff!

And if you're looking for something, too, let us know and we'll put you on our "Seek and Find" list! You never know, we just might find it.


The Pink Potpourri said...

that is so cool! what a neat story.

Charlotte said...

What a great story. Isn't it fun to make someone else happy even when you don't know them?

kab said...

I have such a COOL and CREATIVE sista! Great story!

Ms.Daisy said...

Sweet pitcher with now a very sweet story! Thanks Jillian for..."the rest of the story."


Lisa said...

Really cute story! You did some great research!
Hugs, Lisa

MJ said...

Great story!

Thanks also for the gift set of phonetics cards! I'll keep them for K and N and will not venture into them for crafting purposes!!

Dawn said...

Oh, I'm delighted! You know it will be cherished 4EVER! What a nice period to a wonderful story.