Antique chocolate molds date to the mid 1800's and are collected by many folks, not just chocoholics like myself. I have a number of them, most of which I purchased in the 1970's or 80's. This butterfly mold I found recently and had never seen one before.....I am not sure of its age but the rust and darkened color of the tin was appealing enough that I didn't care how old it was.
My favorites are the bunnies of course. I will save the Santas until a Christmas post.....
This tall fellow is very heavy.......he opens at the bottom and is hinged at the top. These molds may be used for beeswax and chalk ware as well as chocolate.....you know my preference!
If you have been following my posts you will recognize this little fellow which I picked up at the Webster Flea market last week.
This character is in his formal wear.....perhaps he was on his way to the Easter morning church service!
I love this running bunny giving the little chick a ride on top!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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