Wednesday, January 13, 2010
It's that most wonderful day of the week again..Vintage Things Thursday. To see all the wonderful things we all collect, or in the process of searching for..or just hoping to stumble across such a wonderful find at a thrift or antique shop.
Click on Suzanne at ColoradoLady to see all the pretty things.
Down below....are some vintage kitchen tools that I wish were mine.
The old strainers..those I remember well. They were not only used for straining tea..but also as a makeshift flour sifter if the need arose. The old can openers I don't know how anyone made them work. I have difficulty with the ones that are todays models.
And last..but certainly not least is this wonderful canister.I just somehow know this has my name written on the bottom. I love the vegetable graphics..they're so bright and pretty.I wonder..how much flour has been scooped outta that canister????
You know, if anyone had told our mothers or grandmothers that there would be a day, when women actually collected their kitchen utensils,canisters, bread pans..etc, can you imaging them laughing. We collect their ironing boards, their irons..wash tubs..crocks and canning jars..we collect feed and flour sacks, quilts,samplers..linens..crochet...we collect embroidered tea towels, dresser scarves...and the list goes on and on.. I can just hear my mother.."You're gonna hang what on the wall?????? That thing is rusty..throw it away. :). And yet, to remember those past times,those sweet times..the times when the world was a gentler place and we were young and safe...that's why we collect. To remember and to honor our past. To pay tribute to the ones that came before us..and to hopefully pass along some of the past to the ones that will follow us. And in doing so, we each touch the fingers and hold hands with the women and men that made us who we are. We touch the past and pray for the future. We collect and save memories...