Monday, September 3, 2012
Merry Meet :)))))
Most of the pieces that I use in my work, and are on my alter have special meaning to me. I usually come across them in unusual ways and they seem as if they were meant for me. The cauldron I got above is no exception. :)))
I've been looking for awhile for a bigger cauldron that I can do spellwork in. I currently have a little one that I purchased to get me through, while looking for the "perfect" one. Yesterday I was with my daughter in the jeep and we were exploring the area where my Great Grandfather was from again. We had been scouting a few cemeteries looking for the stones that marked where he and my Great Grandmother were buried. I found them today. :))) On our way back yesterday a very small antique shop caught my eye. It was located on the edge of what use to be my Great Grandfather's property. I went in honestly to see if I could get some more information on the land, and my Great Grandfather. While the man didn't have much information for me, as I was going to walk out of the shop something caught my eye. It was an old cast iron pot stuffed in a shelf behind the door.
I asked the man about it, and he wanted $20.00. I was really excited as it reminded me of the pots you see hanging over the hearths in the old pictures. The bottom is stamped S & P Phil'A 5 Quarts. I'll put the photo of the bottom with the stamp on it at the bottom of the article. When I went to get the money for the pot from the ATM, I googled it curious to see if I could date it. From what I can tell I believe it dates around 1860. If anyone knows anything else I would love any additional information. :))) In the meantime I am just sooo excited to work with it! :)))))
Something else I found ironic was my visit to the cemetery where I found the grave stones I was looking for. My birthday is on the 6th, in a couple days. While I was in the cemetery I came across 6 helium balloons saying Happy Birthday on them. The first one I kind of glossed over, by the 6th one I couldn't help but think it was a sign. :)))) I've never seen a helium balloon in a cemetery before yet alone 6 in one day. Last year at this time I found a helium balloon on a walk in the woods with my kids that said Happy Birthday on it. :))))))))
Love and Blessings,