What Is It? June 2018

 Our June’s What Is It is a water cooler wood grain paint over tin. Once humble general store items such as water coolers were often beautifully decorated. Water coolers were japanned in color and painted with floral motifs or even scenes. They were also stoneware, and decorated. They can be used for cool drinks at patio parties or without their tops to hold bouquets. Prices depend on where you find them.
   We had several winners to our contest. Barbara Houser of Florissant, Colorado; Terry Cook of Fort Morgn, Colorado; Jacque Rutledge of Northglenn, Colorado and Sally Eberhard of Wateroliet, Michigan all correctly identified our What Is It. Congratulations! You have won a year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector.

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