Although I brought back 34 boxes of "pretties" that we will be selling, there were a few treasures that we won't be able to part with. Going through the kitchen cabinets, my sister and I found some wonderful memories - some we had forgotten. When my grandmother moved into the house in the early '70s, she had the kitchen renovated - this is an older house so it has 10' ceilings. She had cabinets installed all the way to the ceiling on two walls - so you can imagine all the storage space. She even had a new modern automatic washer and dryer installed. The wringer washer was being replaced (actually, it is still in the old garage). The cabinets still have my grandmother's kitchen gadgets, dishes and pots & pans. My mother didn't remove anything; just added to it. My grandmother's glass covered hens are still sitting on the window sill in front of the sink and the kitchen clock is still on the wall - a copper teapot design. We haven't removed them yet.
You know, it is sort of weird.....the dishes, glasses, pots and pans were the same all through my childhood and even into my adult years. We didn't change or replace dishes like we do today. I don't think my kids are going to have as much fun going through my things. Here are a few things that my sister and I found. You may find this sort of funny, but we were like kids in a candy store.
We found a few more treasures - the beat-up tin pie pan that she always used to flour meat. The tin measuring cups with the beat-up rounded bottoms. We'll wait and divide these items later after we finish going through all the cabinets. I know there will be some flat tin lids that I will want.
In going through our treasured memories, my brother, sister and I can get a little overwhelmed at times - there is so much to go through. But then I look at the covered glass hens on the window sill all covered in dust and see the copper teapot clock on the wall that no longer works and a feeling of peace comes over me and brings a smile to my face. Thank you Mother and Grandma for such wonderful treasures and memories.