Friday, 20 June 2008

Little Bronze Jug.


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This little jug is very old. Maybe getting on for a hundred years! In fact it belonged to my Grandmother. I don't suppose it is valuable as it was being sold in a market place, where it was stolen. It was stolen by my mother, when she was a small toddler. She must have been attracted to the colour because when the two of them returned home, it was firmly clenched in my mother's hand. 
My Grandmother, who was a very honest and upright lady, went straight back and paid for it. So in the end, it was legitimately hers.
I always liked this little jug when I was a child, so recently took the photo to go with the story. Is it supposed to be the other way round? Oh well... that's the way it was!

I am reasonably pleased with the photo. I took several and this was the best of the bunch, but it is not perfect!
Any way, I'm sure you'll agree it does come with an interesting story!


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29 comments:

Jeni said...

It is a really cute little jug and who knows, the age alone of it may make it at least somewhat valuable other than for its sentimentality for you. Never can tell about those things, ya know!

Working mum said...

You did it!

I like the story that went with the photo. I bet she liked the picture on it!

Nora said...

I had to move my blog. I hope you'll come to see me there. Love, Nora.

http://brightandsunny.wordpress.com/

Jacki said...

Even if the value isn't that much, the story behind it makes it priceless!!

Mean Mom said...

I love that little story. You really do publish some lovely posts. It is easy to see why you are so popular!

I have been working on the tag you gave me since Monday and I have finally published it. Hope you don't find it too naff!

Bren said...

Interesting story indeed! I love hearing the history behind family favorites.

April said...

Great story! I love items that are passed down from generation to generation!

Indrani said...

Amazing, the story that goes with it. Do preserve it well.

girl with the mask said...

I love having things that have their own stories. And I love that jug!

Bina said...

I love the jug! And I can't totally understand why she wanted it. Very nice story.

carrie & troy keiser said...

Kids do the darndest things. Cute story.

Carolyn said...

Sweet story. As a child I once stole a grape in a grocery store (by eating it) and my mom still insisted I pay for it. It was a powerful lesson. I'm honest (to a fault) even to this day!

Liz said...

I've got a vase just like that. It was my auntie's; I wonder if she stole it!

Cecily R said...

I LOVE LOVE this story! What a treasure!!

I hope the jug and the story are passed down for many more generations to come!

Great PSF! Thanks so much for playing again this week!!

MamaGeek said...

WOW, now THAT is a story! It was stolen? WOWZA. It's a beautiful treasure (both literally and figuratively). Thanks so much for playing PSF!

Suburbia said...

That is a really interesting jug as is the story (such an early age to start a life of crime!!)
:)

Nora said...

Now something tels me that we are being taken by the nose and led around the proverbial something or other...

hotmamabeads said...

I think this is a perfect way to record that fun story for your family history!

CrazyCath said...

I think it was worth taking the photo for the story! It's great.

Your mum's claim to fame - thieving!! lol

Great story and a great photo. Lovely looking jug.

Rose said...

How kind of your grandmother to have bought it for your mother and not just return it.
Suburbia told me I should visit, and I've been reading your past posts about camera woes. I can totally relate to this; in fact, I just wrote something similar today. Good thing I don't have any nearby neighbors to see me chasing around a dragonfly in my jammies:)

Casey's trio said...

Your treasure certainly has meaning behind it! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Nora said...

Maggie, I thought Cecily and MamaGeek had made up the story to go with the jug to fool us readers as a joke. I didn't mean to imply that you lied about it. I assumed they wrote this post, I didn't realize you did. It was a misunderstanding on my part. I apologize sincerely.

Maggie May said...

Jeni ......Could be but doubt it.

working mum......... thanks to you!

Nora.... I've already been over.

Jacki .... glad you liked the true story!

Mean mom ........I will be over!

Bren .....thanks for coming over.

April ..... yes, so do I. Thanks for the visit.

Indiani ....
hoping after I have departed this world that some one might want to keep & read my blog. I will never know!

Girlwith the mask ....... thanks for nice comment.

Bina .......yes it is a pretty colour.

carrie & troy. K....... They do bless their hearts.

Carolyn .........that was a bit rash for a grape! But I know what you mean!

Maggie May said...

Liz ....... you'll have to ask her.

Cicily r ........ thanks for that kind remark & for coming over.

Mamageek ...... thanks also for your comment!

Suburbia ........ she didn't ever do anything klie it again. She was too young to know.

Hotmamabeads....... Hope it won't be wasted.

Crazy cath ........ thanks for your lovely comment.

Rose....... your dragon fly was great!

Casey's trio .......Thanks for coming over & for your kind comment.

Nora ...... don't worry, I should have put ing some kind of introduction.

Robyn said...

the photo and story were great. I can see that happening w/ my little one.

Mima said...

It's a great story, and a good photo to go with it. Things like that have such sentimental value that they are priceless, fancy your Mum having put it in her pocket as such!

San said...

I can't decide which is more charming--the little jug or the story.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm with San-- the story is great on it's own, but now you have a jug to pass down with it. Nice PSF.
Have a great weekend.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

I think this jug is very sweet, and that is a charming story that goes with it. Thanks for sharing.