Saturday, January 15, 2011

IT'S HERE.....

I received a package today.......

And in the Box........

Is my "New to Me" SUGAR FIRKIN!!!!!!

My very first one ever! Gotta have more so I can make a stack!
firkin is an old English unit of volume. The name is derived from the Middle Dutch word vierdekijn, which means fourth, i.e. a quarter of a full-size barrel.The term firkin is currently used to refer to antique wooden buckets, usually with wood handle and lid, about 10 inches (250 mm) high and 10 inches in diameter (about 10l or 2-3 dry gallons in capacity), formerly used to store sugar and other items.
Firkins are also called sugar buckets or pantry boxes. They were first made by colonial coopers (barrel makers) as containers for dry goods, butter or cheese. They are wooden, narrower at the top than at the bottom and usually have a wooden bail handle. 
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  1. Becky I LOVE your firkin, the patina is beautiful! And hope you can soon find others to go with it! Love your blog too and looking forward to reading your post.
    Hugs Libs

  2. I have one other and one on the way from New Zealand!!!! So excited, Thanks Libby!