trolling for tole

Everyone who knows me knows that I love Tole – which in essence is enameled or lacquered metalware.  I know it all started with my mother and grandmother (who was PA German.)  Both always had tole trays in the house.  Sometimes hanging on the wall, sometimes on a table being used.

To me they are as much as anything a unique form of folk art, so when I find a tole basket that is old and under $10, I am positively giddy.

Found this little gem in the Pennywise Thrift Shop in Ardmore yesterday.  It was yes, priced beyond low. It will have a happy home.