Thursday, November 30, 2006

First cabinet inside of Hoosier

Okay I think this is working...I am so thrilled. This photo is of the first cabinet inside of the hoosier. It has the original shopping list still in tack and in pretty good condition. I keep jars with all kinds of goodies in here. Right now they have pipe cleaner candy canes in them. The three bears were found at a yard sale about 7 years ago. Aren't they cute? They are vintage, but I am not sure just how old they are. The jello/cake mold was found at a local antique store. I had one with no lid, so when I saw this one I thought I should have it just in case Iever wanted to use it. I bought it from a gal that I did not know at that time, but I ended getting to know her in time. She(Robin) came to one of my sales I have in my home at Christmas time. She loved my house and we had a great visit. So I invited her to be in a farm girls club I am the leader of. We get together and create and eat. We love to go to the thrift stores together. Our group is called Kindred Spirits Chapter. We are one of many such Chapters in the US.

Well, I think this is all for now. Oh this is so fun! Posted by Picasa

My Hoosier

Here is a photo of the Hoosier I found in the summer of 2005. I had looked for one for about 25 years. I have not used it to make a pie crust on as of yet. But it holds some of my kitchen goods. The doggie cookie jar on the top is from my grandmother, Verla. I had loved it as a child and I asked her if I could inherit it, so she left it to me. The three large old general store pickle jars hold some of my cookie cutter collection.
I love stoneware I collect them and use the ones that have no lead in them, which is the reproduction ones. But the old ones are near and dear to me. Even though I am not the most creative person in the kitchen I love old and new kitchen gadgets. Maybe I am hoping I will be a good cook someday! My creativity is in my studio making things and decorating. I guess I can't do it all!
You can see some of my aprons hanging to the left of the hoosier. The green one and the flamingo one I made over the last few years. I also collect them. I learned to sew as a child from my mother and took home economics in high school which I am glad for. Sewing has been a thread through my whole life...little pun on words there...
The cross-stitch to the right of the hoosier with the mammy on it says "Hospitality served here," and across the bottom "You all come back."
I made this about 20 years ago and still love it today. I have a collection of mammy things, but have put many of them away for a time.
The log cabin quilt you can see on the metal chair is made of wools and silks and is about 100 years old. I actually got it in blocks and made it into a quilt. The metal chair is one that was my mother's and my husband Tim stipped it down to the metal. I did not want any paint on it. It kinda has a brushed metal look. So glad to have things that were my mother's and grandmother's. I feel honored to be the caregiver of them and to live with them everyday.
I just found this way to put photos on my this is a test page. If it works look out...I will be busy posting pics all of the time. Yippee!!! Posted by Picasa

Friday, November 24, 2006

East Coast trip report

My oh my what a grand time we had. We went to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Mt Vernon, Monticello, Frontier Cultural Museum in Staunton, Virginia, Shyuler Virginia "Home of the Walton's Mountain" television Show museum, Gettysburg, Lancaster County to see the Amish country, Elizabeth, NJ First Presbytarian Church Cemetery where my Ogden ancestors are buried, Sight and Sound Theater in Ronks, Penn., Washington DC. It was really a whirlwind adventure.
As time goes on I am going to post photos of our trip here. With the hoildays at our heels this will likely have to wait until after Dec. 25th.
I want to go into some detail about each place we visited. So this will take some time.