With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Dazey Butter Churn

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Show and Tell Friday ~ Dazey Butter Churn

A couple of years back, we had culminated our genealogy research with a first-ever family reunion on my husbands side of the family. He met cousins he never knew he had. One cousin lives very near and kindly shared a few items that were in the family for a long time. This butter churn was caked with years of dirt when we found it in his basement. I brought it home and scrubbed it up.
This is how it looks now.
The glass is embossed in a horseshoe pattern DAZEY CHURN AND MFG. COMPANY in an arch and ST. LOUIS, MO. along the base of the arch

I found the following information on-line:
The Dazey Churn & Manufacturing Company was one of the most prolific makers of butter churns and almost all of their churns are easily identified by the Dazey name embossed on the glass jars. In the early 1920's Dazey claimed their factory was able to produce 2,000 butter churns a day. In 1915 Dazey claimed it had 250,000 butter churns in use, by 1923 they boasted of two million satisfied users and by 1936 the number increased to three million. That is a lot of churns and the company made churns for another two decades after that.


Joining Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!

25 comments:

Marsha's Mpressions said...

I have a dazey churn very much like yours. I bought it from a friend and I've had it for over 30 years. Right now it sits in my craft room holding ribbon cuttings. Thanks for sharing!

Kelee Katillac said...

So charming! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

What a wonderful family gathering, LDH! Sincerely, Susan

Julie Harward said...

That is awesome...the gathering of family and the churn. I have seen them in shops and they are very costly! How nice it found a home with you! Come say hi :D

Liz said...

What a cute find! Love it! Great information!

~Liz

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a treasure!!! Great job! Enjoy your weekend! Let's hope the sun comes out!

Mildred said...

How wonderful that you received this churn. Do you display it in the kitchen or do you keep anything special in it? How nice to have been part of the family reunion after all these years.
I hope you will have a nice weekend.

Natasha said...

Wow, I have never seen a butter churn. This is quite amazing! What a beautiful and historical item to have on display in your home.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Tracy Suzanne said...

OMG Dear, it's been so long since I came by that your blog page has changed. It looks great. I love the butter churn. And the pics of you on the side with the grandbabies and your daughters.

Hope you have a blessed Friday. Hugs...Tracy :)

Gee said...

What a wonderful to have everyone gathered together and having fun. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.

Lady Farmer said...

I have one, too! It was my Grandmother's and I remember making butter in it! ( I remember milking the cows to get the cream for the butter, too!) What a great piece of family history from your family! Great family photo, too!
Be Blessed!

Dayle Allen Shockley said...

Your butter churn is wonderful, and so is finding relatives. I love geneaology and have a few interesting stories that I need to blog about, perhaps.

Great post.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Always such a pleasure seeing your posting.

Hey cutie...just stopping to remind you to join us at Friday~~Finding Beauty.

Todays post would be a perfect Beautiful expression... join us if you get a minute!

Hugs!
Claudia

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi, I like the embossed horse shoe shape of the buttern churn, very nice. Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "My "TWEET" Tablescape Thursday", it was so much fun designing this table. I'm really into birds this year and I love the yellow and blue in this tablescape.
Hugz,
Kim

Karen said...

This was interesting. I can remember grandmother always bought hand churned butter from a local farmer. It was so good.

Hootin' Anni said...

Color me green with envy...that is one super find. And your photos are wonderful...filled with love and warmth of family.

My Show n Tell is my finished, newest, watercolor painting...I do hope you can stop by to view it and give me some critique!! Click HERE

Have a great Friday.

Christy said...

I NEED one of those!! I've been looking for a used one but no luck yet. I'm not sure how goat cream would work churning into butter but I sure do want to try. I probably shouldn't be adding one more thing to my to do list though. :) Someday.......

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! precious treasure heirloom!

Anonymous said...

this is wonderful. My mom has one in her storage. What did you use to clean it?...soap, water and elbow grease?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Sigh...swoon...my heart is going pitter pat.

Leslie said...

this is such a cool thing to have...i love it

Olga said...

What an interesting and unique item.

Ann said...

Very cool treasure. Sounds like that was a very successful company.

Lenore said...

What a wonderful piece of history....I hope you have it displayed in your home.

Lara Harris said...

LOVE that!

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