Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Monday, June 29, 2009

2d Time around Tuesday

It Tuesday already, boy the time is just flying by, it seems the older I get the faster time goes. I remember when I was younger it semed that time just stood still, now it's like I'm on a down hill run and my breaks are gone,
It's time for 2nd Time Around Tuesday, hosted by Diane @ A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. be sure to drop by Daine's blog and check out the other 2d time around items.........
The item I have to show today is one I found at a flea market a couple of years ago, it's an old item that really brought back memories from the old Farm, I'm sure most of you know what it is, and I'm also sure most of you younger bloggers never had to get up in the middle of the night when it was 20 degrees in the house and set your warm little bottom on the ice cold rim, let me tell you it did get cold, mercifully after 30 seconds your bottom is too numb to fell it.. But it beat going to the outhouse in the middle of the night...I guess by now you know what I'm going to show you...yep that's right, a white enamel slop jar, chamber pot, or thunder jar, all names a perfect fit for this pot.
Isn't this a neat one, it doesn't look like it got much use, or else who ever used it was as much a sticklier for cleanliness as my Momma, it had to be emptied everyday, (well of course or it would stink you out of the house, even with the lid on it) then you'd heat a pan of water and pour in it with soap powder and scrub with a special mop like brush that was then washed itself and hang outside to dry. The pot would also be set outside to sun untill night fall then it would be set in the corner of the bed room...
In case you are wondering what in the world I did to this for the 2d time around...well after cleaning good with bleach and pine soil, I painted it with roosters and hens and biddies, oh my,...Where is it now? why, my SIL has it in her kitchen filled potatoes...and it does look really neat.
She did line the pot with foil before adding her tators...LOL..My DH and her DH who are Brother's just look at it and shake there heads, they also grow up using one of these at night.
Well that's my offering for this Tuesday, hope you didn't laugh too hard.
I also found a small child's enamel potty several years ago and painted Biddies on it and a nest of eggs in the bottom, and it sold very well on Ebay, but I don't have any pictures of it. The lady who bought it put a liner in it and made a center piece with apples. Who would have thought 50 yrs ago, Our chamber pots would be kitchen decoration today..don't you know the old folks are looking down saying, lord have mercy what will they think of next...tsk, tsk, tsk....


  1. Hahaha, what a great post! You are quite an artist, you've turned a potty into a work of art!

  2. ONLY YOU, MOLLY...would turn a chamber pot into a canvas!!!!

    LOL...almose woke up my husband laughing so much...oh dearie you sure are somethin' else!!!

  3. WOW!
    Another wonderful painted piece.
    I am almost inspired enough to pick up my paint brushes again.

    Barbara Jean

  4. What a talented artist you are! I love the chickens and rooster. Perfect idea for an old chamber pot. Yes, I recall these because I grew up with my great-grandmother. We also had an outhouse! Inspiring what all you can think of to do with these old relics from another time.

  5. What a hoot! Love your painting which just transformed that plain white pot.

    It truly is having a 2nd Time Around experience with this more glamorous job.

    You do really lovely work,

  6. beautiful work on that piece. I had to laugh at the potty. My grandma had one, she would take it in the car when they went traveling years years ago.

  7. Molly, you are just so talented. Thanks for the memories. BTW, I do like your thought for the day about mosquitoes. They are truely useless.

  8. That is so neat! What a treasure you turned it into.

    ~Mrs. M

  9. Your ability to paint is what makes ANYTHING a treasure. I love it! Happy 2nd Time Around.

  10. Love your post! You are a wonderful artist. Once again just love it! have a fun 4th.

  11. Goodness! Molly, I love this one!

    Also, I just tagged you on my blog. Hope you decide to post your 10, but as always-no pressure. Just fun to learn more about a blogger :o)

    But if you do join in, please leave a comment.

  12. Hi Molly,
    Your pot is a real work of art! I LOVE your roosters! You have a great talent there, Girl! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful 2nd Time Around day.


  13. That is very neat. And a well done job in painting it. I love it.

  14. Great paint job on that pot! Super!

  15. I am in love with this! I want one! Well a painted one. I have two, one has plant planted in it outdoors for it had a hole in it. Do you remember the saying about You do not have a pot to... in if it has a hole in it? I remember those nights! I lived in an old plantation home. The outhouse was so far away! lol I wish I could paint as good as you. I just started trying to paint and do nothing as wonderful as yours! I love Roosters and Hens, I have them outdoors, my grandchildren collect the eggs as I used to do as a child.

  16. I just realized your from Mississippi! I am too! Wonder if we are near each other. Glad to meet another Mississippi Blogger!


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