Is it a Chamber Pot
Hmm, I would rather think Slop Jar, to me it just
sounds better don't you think? It makes me think of
Victorian woman putting their vegetable peels in this
beautiful ironstone jar with a shiny black handle and
a matching lid and then having there husband or son
take it out to the farm animals to add to their feed.
But, that is not what a slop jar was used for.....
they were actually used, according to the Merriam~Webster dictionary
: a large pail used as a chamber pot or to receive waste water
from a washbowl or the contents of chamber pots
Not very kitchen friendly sounding really, although
that is where I have decided to use mine.
I wasn't real sure at first where I would use it and for what.
But, it is in great shape, although minus the lid. But that's okay with me!
The lady in the shop where I found it suggested, with a giggle, using it
for kitchen utensils. I have to admit I wasn't thinking in those terms.
But, when I got it Home and washed it out really well, I tried it out
and I liked it!
And so did my husband, he's the Chef so that meant alot!
It has a really pretty design.....
and Great curves.....
not to mention this great perfectly worn black handle!
I'm in Love!
I got it for a Great price too!
I've seen similar for well over $100 with chips and cracks.
This has one!
I've been finding some really great ironstone pieces that I
will be showing you soon. I also found this ironstone soap dish.
It looked really bad, but I took a magic eraser sponge to it
and it cleaned up very nice. So I decided it would make a
great spoon rest!
Nothing fancy, but I love it!
What do you think of my use of my new Slop Jar?
What would you use it for?
As always Thanks for stopping by!