Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This is one if my favorite times of the week..Vintage Things Thursday. I love and cherish my vintage things..and seem to have a love for all things vintage. As you know by now, Sunbonnet Sue in any form is a favorite of mine, along with egg cups, thimbles,quilts, linens, chichen scratch,sewing things..patterns, dishes and the list goes on. Maybe because it was a gentler time.."back in the day". So come along with all the vintage participants..lets go over to Suzannes at
and see the lovlies everyone has gathered together. I can't wait..
Here we find our sweet little farm girls, Sunbonnet Sue and her best friend Hannah taking their baby dolls and their baby doll buggy over to visit two more bestest friends..May and Molly. At May's house, they are going to be allowed for the first time to help with the "bigger girl" chores. Today, they will be allowed to help churn butter. Now they know that butter is used for everything thats good, cause every southern girl knows that butter makes everything better..so they're quite anxious to help. May's mother is going to bake tea cakes and the girls can smear the brand new fresh chilled butter all over their tea cakes..and you know, it doesn't get any better than this.
Well, when the girls get to May's house, and get their baby dolls setteled comfortably, the work of churning butter begins. May's mother has a small stool for the girls to stand on when it's their turn to churn. She explains to them that once the churning is started, it must be done just so to make it the very best..and so they began to churn their butter from the good rich cream. Each girl took their turn..and finally it was time to take the butter out. When the butter was all out of the churn..it was put into these things..and smoothed with one of these funny spoons.
This, May's mother explained was a butter smoothing spoon.. It's used to help press and get all the whey from the good fresh butter. Now usually she said, the butter would be put into a square mold and she showed it to them. But today she said, for the tea cake party..she had a butter mold spoon that was just beautiful..and thats what they would use. She showed the girls how to put the butter in and smoosh it to get all the whey and water out...and the she quick put it on some ice to chill.
And then , came another surprize. May's mother had a tiny butter mold..called a butter stamp..it's for butter pats.. Isn't it just the cutest thing you've ever seen..and so pretty. So mother made the girls some of these as well.
Finally everything was ready. Mother had finished the butter for the girls, the tea cakes were warm from the oven...and there was even lemonade. The girls took their baby dolls out under the big shade tree, where the swing was..and there they had their little tea party. What great fun !!. For their next adventure..Hannah's mother will help them make corn shuck dolls. Won't that be fun???