We have had these firkins in our house for a good twenty years. I love the colors, but Mr. VJIMT thinks they're too "country" and has been wanting to sell them for a long time (even though he was the original purchaser). I think they have plenty of love left to give, and I'm ready for them to have new homes as well.
This big blue one (about 10 inches high and a little bigger than 10 inches wide at the base) was used at the bottom of the stack and even served as the base for a small artificial Christmas tree for many years.
It sold last week to one of my faithful readers (who also works for an estate sale company) who saw it on my blog wiht the Clover Market photos and asked about its availability.
My son was a little glum that it would no longer be part of our family, and I'm pretty sure he's one of only a handful of teenagers who knows what a "firkin" is. And who would be sad about not having it around anymore!
The green one in the middle is about 5 inches high and a little more than 7 inches at the base.
The color is more accurate in the photo below.
The small blue one is also about 5 inches high but only about 5 inches wide at the base.
I'm hoping this shot gets chosen by Vintage Rescue Squad Sue for her annual calendar.
Last week I found this big pink one at a yard sale. It's about 12 inches high and 13 wide at the base. And did I mention PINK?
I will be listing all these in my Etsy shop, but as always my readers get first dibs. Email me or leave a comment here if you're interested.