Thursday, September 14, 2006
The inheritance only someone like me would love...
An urn filled with old wooden kitchen items may go unnoticed by some,but is what I have created my entire kitchen mood around.
These were given to me by my in-laws. They belonged to my husbands grandmother and may have even belonged her Mum. My husband's grandmother passed when i was 6 months along with Panda. A very sweet and loving true English Lady. Panda & Zoe have a complete tea set that belonged to their great great grandmother who came here from England on a ship with her children. I love to hear about my husband's family. They were some wonderful, interesting people. His dad grew up in a Funeral home which his dad & mom owned/ran and my husband's grandfather (who owned the funeral home that they lived above) was also the Mayor of the small town. The funeral home is now a well preserved, prosperous & delicious Itialian restaurant. We go down often to eat there with the family & love hearing his dad talk about his childhood growing up in the house.
The meat pounders are not used by me- the rolling pin I let the kids use when we bake. I want for them to socialize childhood memories using these items so they too will cherish them instead of casting out to a yard sale table. The ice cream scooper is printed with a date for the patent back in 1927 I believe... I use it when we break out the ice cream maker so its use is minimal but memorable. I love these items and think of the women before me who loved their families and must have loved these kitchen tools since they kept them despite modern convience's and advance's. I realy do not have much in the relative department but am happy to have history I can still pass on to our children from his.
An Inheritance that may seem small and worthless to some kitchen people, but this Farmchick feels she hit the jackpot!
Posted by The Unusual Farmchick at 9/14/2006 02:09:00 PM