However, with the passage of time, and the passing of my grandmother, a new appreciation grew for the homely little jug and I started seeing the stuff everywhere. They seemed to pop up at yard sales a lot and I even bought seven pieces at an antique doll show! Most have little chips or imperfections but I love them all.
I think my grandmother would be pleased that her little jug isn't alone anymore. (And also that the pieces with the bits of stone on the outside are actually my favourites.)