Gotta Get: Antique Butter Pat

A Gotta Get
There are some objects that I am a total believer in. When it comes to the house, I can’t help but share. Check out today’s “Gotta Get”.

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What: Antique Butter Pat

Location: Antique stores, Etsy, Ebay

Price: $4-$10

Size: Small and dainty

Purpose: Used as a little plate to hold your butter.  

But not so much anymore!  These are ideal for holding your most worn earrings, coffee stir spoon, sea salt for cooking, or any little trinket needing a beautiful home. Here are some photos of how my aunt uses them. Beautiful!

Holding her earrings, and necklace.

Special shells and rocks from recent trips.

Love her display.

Butter pat close up.

Most of her fun collection.

Here's a little history I came across via this website.
"Once created by the leading porcelain houses all over the world, these diminutive plates have been seen on the tables of royalty and presidents, as well as in the homes of fine china lovers everywhere. Rarely manufactured for popular use, they are now considered antique, exquisite each in its own style and a joy to contemplate."

When antiquing, it's fun to have something to catch your eye. Sometimes you have to ask about butter pats but they're so fun and quite beautiful. Maybe one day it sat at a table of royalty!

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