Monday, August 16, 2010

Vintage Kitchen

What is it about old kitchen things that I love so? I can't explain it, but they make me so happy. They must remind me of summers at my Gram's; a simple country life. I found these on our last camping trip.

The pitcher is in perfect condition, and even still has the original enamelware sticker on it. As much as that may increase its value, I'm still going to peel that baby off so I can use the it. I'm already imagining a big pitcher of lemonade with slices floating....

I had never seen green handled utensils until a few years ago, and now I buy them anytime I find them. The dipper is so precious! The tool in the middle is a jar lifter for canning. The bowls are grey agate enamelware, which I've never seen before. They're too chipped to use for food, but I think they'll be perfect for centerpieces or candle holders.
I found myself tearing up in the little shop I found these in. I just kept thinking about my childhood summers at the farm with Gram, cooking and sewing together. I miss her. I don't know how much longer she will know who I am, and being hundreds of miles away makes it incredibly difficult to go visit. I just want to get on a plane and go be with her, and that's really not an option for many reasons. I know that I need to pray about this and quit stewing about it, but blogging it helps me too.


BucksCountyFolkArt said...

OOOOOOOOO!!! Old kitchen gadgets! I can totally relate. I have a few of the red-handled (being my favorite color!) utensils and a few of the green-handled cookie cutters I picked up at various thrift stores.

They have a great feel and look to them. Who could resist?!

KateO said...

Do it shay! go see her.

Theresa said...

I love vintage stuff too. My grandparents were in Kentucky, my mom's parents. My grandmother still is. The house is now a shack.

Shay said...

Believe me I want to! Even though part of me dreads it, I do honestly want to go. I was supposed to be there this weekend, but we have like 4 things going on this weekend that I have to be here for. I'm thinking maybe Easter break in the spring.