Saturday, January 12, 2013


I have had this memory jug for a while..........

10 1/2'' tall by 15" in diameter at it's largest
It has some items on it that are a bit different.
for instance...the pocket knife shaped
like a running dog...
doll, jack, spool of thread, snail shell, key
buttons, arrowhead, jewelry, round mirror
This is one of only two antique jugs I have that are
signed and dated.
("Maid" by Emma E. Shink     New(?) Danville      1881)



  1. I have never run across a Vintage Memory Jug in these parts... and I always find your Collection and Creations to be fascinating! Thanks for Sharing yet another Beautiful specimen!

    Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  2. What an awesome piece, I love it and your photos are awesome too! :)

  3. Wonderful! I've never seen anything quite like this in the UK - the nearest things are plates etc. decorated with coloured china fragments &, sometimes, broken dolls.

  4. This is SUCH a great piece. A real treasure. It makes me even more determined to use up all those little bits and pieces laying around.

    P.S. (We go in 9 days to look for our house in St Pete).

  5. wow Gayle, this an absolutely wonderful and museum worthy object. You're so lucky to own it, I love it xxx

  6. This is one of my favorite memory jugs ever! And yes, putting a bird on most anything is a beautiful plan!

  7. The concept of a memory jug is new to me, but this thing is cool and now I want to make one!

  8. What an incredible piece, i just love it...i have never heard of a memory jug before, so thank you for enlightening us all, i want to go and read more about this now.
    Great post
    Pixie x

  9. Hi Gayle!! Fantastic memory jug you have posted this week from your collection. Hope all is well with you. I am working on the 2013 version of my Memory Jugs Book on CD. Would love to use the dog pocket knife detail from this jug for my book. Hope that is okay. And just in case any of your friends want to know about my CD, they can buy it at:

  10. Wow I love this one...I think it is the bird on top....That is nice you have them signed like that...It is things like this that should be revived.This would be a great project to do as a gift...I don;t think I have ever seen these but I may have walked right by them in my outings...I will have to keep a lookout this year...:) Great post Gayle! XO

  11. That is really an interesting piece. I love that it's signed. Makes me wonder about Emma and what her life was like...

  12. What an amazing piece, Gayle. A real treasure!

    Have a lovely day!
    Gaby xo

  13. What a beautiful thing! I've never come across a memory jug.