Monday, September 16, 2019

The weekend's finds … and some info I *hope* to find!

The Goodwill in Rome, Georgia, provided some goodies for both Aunt Jane and me on Saturday. I'm not quite sure what to call this cheerful Christmas figural … teapot? Pitcher? It's a one-piece deal and doesn't have a lid, so technically, can it be a teapot?

Yet I'm not sure I've ever seen a "figural pitcher," so … maybe I just won't call it anything.

I bought this for Christmas decor more than tea service, and the $2.99 price tag seemed quite reasonable.

I was even happier to find this vintage Christmas tin! I love-love-love to come across authentic vintage Christmas recipes and authentic vintage Christmas decor, and this tin takes the cake.

Or rather, it took the cake. A fruit cake, to be precise. And while I grew up with Claxton fruit cakes (and I happen to like fruit cakes), this one says Shirley Jean, and the address on the tin is Baltimore, Maryland. I expect my Georgia friends are more accustomed to seeing the Claxton name, but I'm curious to know if any of you non-Southern readers know the name Shirley Jean. Yes? No? Is there a popular fruit cake in your neck of the woods? I'd love to know!


  1. I've never seen a pitcher (?) like that one either but I like it. And the tin as well. Good finds!

  2. Could that be a cream pitcher? Or is it too large?

  3. Southern Supreme Fruitcakes are popular in NC (Bear Creek), but I also grew up knowing Claxton! I have not heard of Shirley Jean Fruitcakes, but I do love the tin!!

  4. I like fruitcake too! In Texas, we have Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana that is famous for their fruitcake. It's an old company and mails out many, many fruitcakes all over the world each year.

  5. I love fruitcake. There is one made by monks at a monastery that I love. I buy myself one every December and treasure every bite with tea. They sell their fruitcake at the Made in Oregon shop. I am guessing your Christmas pot is for watering plants, but does look like it should have been a teapot. Very cute!


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