Monday, September 10, 2012

Antique Primitive Dough Trencher

When I bought this primitive trencher dough trough about a month ago I knew it was big and I knew it was heavy. But when I sat it on my dining room table today I realized just how big and heavy it really is. It almost takes up my whole table.

I don't usually buy things quite this primitive but this one spoke to me.

These must have been very popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s because there seems to be a lot of them.

Whoever used this one must have had a large family or perhaps it was used for commercial purposes.

One thing I know for certain, I have to find some more fall decorations to fill it with.

See how big it is? It measures about 41", counting the handles.

Think how hard it was "way back when" just to get a loaf of bread.
They even had to carve out their own bread trough.
We've really got it easy today, that's for sure.
I'm going to party:


  1. Love that dough trencher!! have looked for one, but not willing to pay the prices I have seen!! Love what you have done with yours!!

    1. Thanks for your comment. This is the first one I have been fortunate to own. Good luck finding one...Connie

  2. I've never seen one but I love how primitive it is. It's perfect for natural fall items.

    1. Hi Jeanne, Thanks for your comment. Yes, perfect for fall decorations and easily changed for other seasons. I think by next summer I will have enough sea shells to fill it. Can't wait to do that...Connie

  3. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we'd love to see you there! Please come join us and link up to Making Space Mondays. We'd love to see any post(s) about making your spaces better. Thanks, Tabitha


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