After Christmas I love the look of crisp white and cool blue together.
Although I do not have too much blue...or do I?
I was waiting for you to join me to look at my Blue Valentine Treasures
Last year this was my Blue's for January. A little vignette in the
This year I decided to do something in the kitchen on the Hoosier
cabinet. Knowing I need to be frugal, I have decided to try
and rediscover all the treasures I have....instead of buying new ones.
As I go through drawers etc. I find some cool things I have not
seen in years.
My Hoosier Cabinet
What did I find around the house to put on it?
A flower sack towel made by my Great Grandmother
She made these pretty blue birds as an embellishment.
I decided to use it as a runner
Love the rick rack
It has been folded in a drawer of my Hoosier for a long time.
I am not sure I could find something so sweet on my hunting trips?
One of my vintage Valentines stuck in a flower frog I found in the Hoosier
Saturday was Grandma's birthday, I wish I could have a cup a tea with her.
We use to sit in her blue kitchen and she would brew a pot.
So how about a cup in one of her everyday tea cups?
I love this pattern.
When my Grandfather died my Mom tried to get me to leave these dishes
behind. I could not do it...so glad I listened to my heart.
The pattern is Bluebrook, English Ironstone.
I have a set for 8, with the creamer and sugar.
This was her tooth pick holder. I never noticed that it says
"Take ye a cup o kindness for auld lang syne"
Now how fun is that.
I have had it since 1995 and I never noticed it said that...what a pity!
This is my Mom's blue crock.
I had taken my Paternal Grandmother's to 1515, where it
came from. When I went to put Mom's out, I could not find it?
Yep, I found it in a Rubbermaid container in the basement!
I had never unpacked it.
Some old molds I found in the Hoosier. Ok where is the one I have that
says "jello" on it? hhhmm?
The pitchers were above my cabinets in the kitchen where I keep
all my Mom's, Grandmother's and my pitchers.
This was my Paternal Grandmother's, should I take it back to 1515?
My Mom always had it in her kitchen on a shelf. My Dad had brought it
home from 1515 at sometime.
An old Cookbook.
This pitcher was my Maternal Grandmother's. I can remember she always
took the milk out of the carton and put in the pitcher.
I picked up the little one last year.
Do you like this little milk glass jar?
I found it in my Grandparents garage.
Love the hammered aluminum top.
I am so happy with "shopping" in my own kitchen!
I think I need to do more of that this year.
It makes me appreciate my pieces so much more too.
I hope you do not mind me always showing family pieces.
I think my parents, grandparents and great grandparents were
VERY thrifty. They never discarded very much it seems.
They are a thing of beauty for me and I cherish each piece.
Now I need to move on with my pink Valentine vignettes.
Have a wonderful day.