Old fashioned butter churns

by brae  

These are Bodo Hennig vintage butter churns.  Yes, they work!  The gears need a little lubrication, so I'll dive into my sewing supplies to smooth out the movement.  Of course, if I had 1:12 scale hands, maybe it would be easier.  :D

These darling items came from Maupertuus & Pommerijntje in the Netherlands.  I contacted them about shipping to the US, and Rik was very helpful.  I ended up having to pay additional fees for the bank transfer, but the minis were well priced and the shipping reasonable so it all worked out in the end.  Besides, they are not easy to find here in the US, and you tend to pay a little more for rare items in general.  Rik mailed the package quickly and they arrived in great shape.  One is for a friend, and it was easier for me to order two at the same time than have both of us pay the bank fees.

I don't know if this will be a barn exclusive.  It's likely to make the rounds.  :]

8 comments

Comment from: Elga [Visitor]

They are lovely Brae, love the blue color on yours, mine is red, my hubby went to Germany a few years ago on business and bought one for me there :-)

06/04/15 @ 11:53
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]

I would not be able to resist turning the handle to see the little blades spin. You certainly have a knack for finding the loveliest minis.

06/04/15 @ 12:53
Comment from: Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

Brae, you find the most Awesome stuff!!! I LOVE these churns! When I was a farm girl we started making butter by shaking the cream in a one quart ball jars, but when we had more cows and more cream we converted an ice-cream maker pail into a churn by adding a motor with beaters onto the top. This reminds me of those days… :)

06/04/15 @ 15:37
Comment from: The Grandmommy [Visitor]  

Adorable!!

06/04/15 @ 16:19
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]

I LOVE them!!!! I love the fact that they work and the colors as well as the glass container well….. They are Rare and Perfect treasures!
Yet Another great purchase!!!! you sure know where to find them! :D

06/04/15 @ 17:40
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Those are fantastic!

06/05/15 @ 04:20
Comment from: Doug [Visitor]

Hi Brae! Those butter churns are seriously cool! :0) Nice job!

06/05/15 @ 21:05
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :>>

06/09/15 @ 10:27


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