Monday, November 5, 2012

BLUE FIRKIN AND THANKSLIVING

THANKS-LIVING     TODAY I AM THANKFUL FOR MY HUSBAND AND THE FACT THAT HE SHARES MY INTEREST IN FINDING ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE TREASURES.

 I'm also joining Blue Monday for the first time. It's fitting that I join Blue Monday as blue is my favorite color. In the past I would not have said it was my favorite  color  but it seemed that everything that I picked out that I liked and was attracted to was blue. So it must be my favorite color, right?
So I'm sharing with you today an antique, well worn, BLUE firkin that I purchased at an antique shop when my husband, Les, and I were out antiquing. It is fun having a hobby in common with Les because it gives us more to do together. And because he is more "the spender" and I am more "the saver" I usually end up buying more when he comes along. I usually hem and haw about purchases and he just says, "If you like it, buy it!" ; ) And this blue furkin was on sale and fit in with my casual blue, mustard yellow, and cranberry red living room so it was kind of a no-brainer.

I also apparently don't know what STYLE of decor I like either as I've always said that American Primitive is not my style but now the things I'm picking out that I like are just THAT! Sheesh!

Won't you join my blog's "THANKSLIVING" series? I'm posting daily something I'm grateful for and asking you to share yours. Thanks!

I'm joining the party, Blue Monday,  at Smiling Sally.

13 comments:

  1. I never heard of a furkin so you've taught me something. Thank you!

    Blue is my favorite color too!

    Happy 1st Blue Monday, Sandy.

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  2. It's my first time to see a furkin. Yours is pretty!

    Thanks for dropping by :)

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  3. Furkin - new word for the day!

    Popped in from Smiling Sally's Blue Monday.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  4. I love your furkin. It's an amazing shade of blue. It's so easy to collect vintage items in blue!

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  5. Happy Blue Monday! Lovely blue. Thanks for following my lil'blog :) Greetings from Australia ~Pernilla

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  6. What a cool find for you and hubby! And I know exactly what you mean about blue...I was never a huge fan in the past but love the aqua shades of blue now! Thanks for sharing. dix---

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  7. Hi Sandy! That blue furkin is awesome! Blue is such a cheery color.

    Thank you for your kind comment on my voting blogpost. I really appreciate your support. I'll definitely stop back tomorrow for your Voting Day Tea! I have to vote in the morning and then I'm volunteering to drive those who need a ride to vote, so I might not visit until tomorrow night :)

    Thanks for inviting me!

    Donna

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  8. It is fun to go antiqueing we are going this weekend for an overnight. I can't wait. Love the treasure you found, perfect color too :)

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  9. I love the posts about thanksliving! I really want to do some this month, too! Love all kinds of things, too...I don't really have a 'style'!

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  10. You know, Sandy, I was really astonished and intrigued when I saw this blue object you named "furkin". The truth is, although I've known the object since my childhood in miniature replicas for tourists, I only knew its Portuguese name last Summer in a Portuguese village at the seaside. Here it is called "foquim" and pronounced in Portuguese it sounds similar to the English word. As you probably know, until decades ago it was used by fishermen to take their meals to sea. Isn't it strange that the word is almost the same in the two languages? Well seamen went very far away and contacted people from everywhere, so...
    Thanks for sharing such an interesting antique.

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    1. Maria, Thanks for the information. Read my comment below for a further explanation. Sorry about the misspelling!
      sandy

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  11. I have just realized I've misspelled "Firkin". I'm changing it here to avoid further confusion as I noticed that there were so many that did not know the word. My bad.

    Actually the word is an old English unit of volume and the name is derived from the Dutch word, vierdekjin, which means 1/4th or a quarter of a full size barrel. This particular bucket was popular in early America for storing things like sugar. They were all shaped like this with covers and held 1/4 of a barrel in volume thus the name.
    That is the derivative of the name that I found but Maria's comment above indicates other countries have used this particular barrel in other ways. Interesting!

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