The hot item at the Manor this week is this great little early pewter
cream and sugar set I found Tuesday at the Heart of Ohio Antique
Center, off I-70 near Springfield, one of my favorite haunts. With
nearly 700 dealers, it is packed with fabulous random vintage stuff.
It takes a whole afternoon to wander through the entire 116,000
square feet of goodies. The creamer and sugar are hallmarked
"P S Ct" and I am assuming the Ct stands for Connecticut. After
doing a few hours of research I came up empty handed. Any clues
out there? I think I'll leave the lovely patina untouched, what do you
think? These little beauties set me back $17. What a steal. And such
a lovely afternoon, too, visiting things from another day, thoughts
from another time.
I cannot bear it!" said the pewter soldier. "I have shed pewter
tears! It is too melancholy! Rather let me go to the wars and lose
arms and legs! It would at least be a change. I cannot bear it
longer! Now, I know what it is to have a visit from one's old
thoughts, with what they may bring with them! I have had a visit
from mine, and you may be sure it is no pleasant thing in the end;
I was at last about to jump down from the drawers.
Hans Christian Andersen