Friday, August 6, 2010

Treasured Memories ~ Part 3


here I am again
with another post
about what I will call my
"Farm Series"

here I gave you a little background
on what is being done at our little farmhouse

then here was about the farm itself
and an emotional visit and photo shoot I had there

although I know the memories are not in the items
but in my heart

some of the items I brought home
bring a smile

these 2 spoons remind me of Grammy
of mornings in the pantry
watching her mix ~ I love how she wore it down
after years of baking and stirring

this little poem hung in the old kitchen
we found it in a shoebox full of old photo's

this was one of the treasures Gina took home...

the old fabric is off throw pillows
that used to be on the cot in the old kitchen

odd enamel lids, an old OXO tin and a cool spoon
plus thimbles!

loving the old bottles of flavoring

did some one say enamel??

the small white pot with the red trim spark
the greatest of memories... this was the dipper

we drank from it, dipped hot water from the warming tank
on the wood stove with it... it was a constant and
I love it!

the other enamel pieces also spark a memory and a smile
and I can see them full of flowers next summer

these will also be used as planters

I love old tins so these were a find
they are now proudly on display

I saw this box on my first trip in
I knew it was get tossed
so when we returned ~ I scooped it up

it not only held quilting pieces that
Grammy had pre-cut for future use
but all of her patterns

since I have been wanting to start a quilt myself
the last couple of years
this was a sign to me

we also found some old quilts
most not in great shape
but I have some future plans for them...

there was an old roller towel by the back door
and I am trying to figure out where I can install one here
so I can use all the old linens

the nesting bowls I love ~ and more fabric with a memory

we each took an old blueberry rake
plenty of days spent in the field with one of these!

I also have a few more little treasures
that I will sprinkle into posts
here and there

some old pictures
that I will take a rainy day
and do some scanning
and sharing.

Thank You so much
for sharing in my walk down memory lane

I was back this week-end
I love walking around the yard
seeing the apples on the tree out front
remembering how things used to be...

We can wish for once was and remember
But we can't make it happen again

Author Unknown



Chez Zizi said...

OMG such lucky finds! I love the enamel. The tins are also a favorite. That is so cool to have these wonderful treasures right there for you to cherish.
Have a great weekend.

Jessica @ Life's Good Be Happy said...

I love them all! They are great. I am your newest follower :)

dana said...

I need the recipe for Preserving Children for my little darling!! She is growing too quickly! :o)

Have a fab weekend!! Absolutely love the pictures on your post.


Farmgirl Paints said...

You got some really good treasures. All of them are so farmy and wonderful. My favorite would be the enamel bowls. Now you can fill your home up with all those special memories:) Have a great weekend Lori.

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Loved the journey through your treasures. said...

From the looks of these treasures it would be so hard to not pull up a uhaul and take everything away! I will be making quilts for the girls beds this winter. Knowing that you want to make one, I will post instructions for you if you like. I love making quilts! It looks like you have some great stuff there in your scrap box too besides the patterns! Lucky duck!

So sorry to hear about your uncle on fb. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Erin Wallace said...

Your blog is beautiful! I am envious of all of your great finds!

Here as your newest follower from the Friday Follows. Hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

xo Erin

Cathi said...

Wow, what fabulous momentos and that poem! Happy weekend, Lori! Much love to you! xxoo :)

Melissa Miller said...

Very pretty! You have the coolest vintage items Lori.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Lori,
All of those wonderful pieces hold so many memories for you. I love them all and I know that you will find the perfect place for each and every one of them.
.....and I know that the quilt that you make will become an heirloom of the future. XXXX

Mikal said...

Oh so joyful treasures you've been blessed to keep. It's amazing how simple things can fill us with those beautiful memories.

Belated anniversary wishes to you and your main man too. Congrats and hugs!


Lissa said...

such lovely treasures with beautiful memories that you've attached to them. I just got scolded by my sister yesterday for getting rid of to much stuff all the time and having nothing left to hand down to my grandchildren. she definitely made me think! she got all of grandma's china that we ate every single thanksgiving dinner on growing up! she is so lucky as those are some wonderful memories!

D. Jean Quarles said...

Such a delightful post with such sweet treasures.


Such sweet memories.