I thought it a perfect chance to carve a nice treenware
piece, and one of the first things I thought of was to carve the wood into a much-needed wooden scoop.
Most of the antique treenware barrels you come across date to the 19th century and served a variety of purposes.
Treenware barrels were also popular as souvenirs, often painted or printed with scenes or mottoes.
note: Our dictionary defines treenware as "household utensils, made entirely of wood.
The tools used for making treenware items were simple.
Of the ones I've bought recently, my favourites are the two Georgian treenware examples shown here.
The Georgian treenware egg cups were a great bargain, only costing pounds 6 for the pair.
I mentioned in a previous article that I would write about Tramp art and Treenware