Old things around the dairy always interested me. My grandfather grew up in South Dakota and had many stories about farming when he was younger. My first dairy collectible was a Golden State Cream Top milk bottle. Nothing special but that was how it all started. I originally collected embossed milk bottles because I liked the older bottles and their history. Now I have gotten started in color applied bottles because they display so nice. However I’d have to say I enjoy the pre-1935 bottles the most. It took a couple of years till I got up the guts to buy my first butter churn. It turned out to be a mismatch, an Elgin top on a Dazey jar. I did not even realize it at the time. The person I bought it from swore it came that way. I’ve learned a lot since then and have added many butter churns to my collection. I stumble across cream separators every now and then and love the mechanical aspect of them.