Remember the antique strawberry butter mold I found this winter? Well, I recently bought him some friends... I think I might now officially collect butter molds.
There is a feathery starburst pattern...
A miniature mold with a tiny flower or thistle design (this one is in my dining room instead of displayed with the other molds in the kitchen).
A shaft of wheat.
And the one that started it all, the strawberry vine. How fun that butter used to be so fancy!
I think the patina of these old butter molds is just as beautiful as the hand-carved designs. Just think of how many (slightly buttery) hands have used it, over a hundred years ago.
They are a beautiful piece of history... and just perfect for decorating my little farmhouse style kitchen!