Dear friends just gave me this little guy – Any idea what he is? Well, he is a coffee creamer holder. Not sure I’ll use this for Thurston House guests. I don’t want to scare them before having their first cup. He is kinda cute though…
We have enjoyed guests from all over the world – 50 states, 21 countries and 3 territories! Of course they always want to know where we are from and how we got here. This is where I grew up – Holden, Massachusetts. It was a small town just north of Worcester, in the center of the state. It is now a bustling community of approx 20,000 residents! Quite a change from its’ incorporation in 1741. When I lived there it was a quiet and wonderful place to grow up. In doing Thurston Family research I learned that a Thurston cousin is buried in the antique cemetery that is located right in the town square area that is depicted in these prints…..small world!
In my “other” life I worked at a Fortune 500 Company in Massachusetts – Norton Company. I was actually the 4th generation to work at this abrasives company. Their original products were ceramic jugs, crocks and that type of thing. This is one from my great-Grandfather, who also was employed by them. Ironically, this company started in 1885, the same year this house was completed! Come visit this Orlando area bed & breakfast – Thurston House – and check it our for yourselves!
Visitors to Thurston House love to look around at our interesting “stuff”. We have been married almost 30 years so have quite a bit. This is an interesting item given to us by our contractor. He knows we like old things…historic…so thought this appropriate to give to us. This is “Grave Art”, made from a rubbing of an antique cemetery stone.