What was in the box? Take a look:
A flower frog, three little ceramic cups and saucers that look like they're supposed to be on a wind chime, a heavy pair of old pinking shears, a red-handled tea strainer, a ceramic model of Westminster Castle, an old receipt book, a hand drill, a sign that says "Hoem is the starting place of lvoe and dreams," and two railroad spikes with a lump of coal mounted on a board. Oh, and a little smurf book.
I. loved. it. All of it!
But the best thing in the box? This!
It's an old WWII artillery shell casing, brass and copper and very heavy. It is the perfect thing for holding our barbecue tools. Larry was a happy man when he saw this item! I'll put a little polish to it when I have time.
Thank you, Jason!
And John, thank you for the marvelous jam. I have to admit the blueberry didn't make it home--we tasted it at Tommy's place and Anastasia fell in love with it. The plum butter though--no one better get between me and it. That stuff is delicious, sweet and tangy and just right on toast.
You guys rock. I'll be owing something back your way, but it's got to be the right thing for your very cool house.