There are some things that I value so highly that no matter how many I already have, I won't be passing them up if I find them at a great price. These antique linen towels are one. Forget that they were a pair, and that they even have our own monogram!
Thick and wonderful, they will probably last another hundred years. Their plain and simple beauty only adds to the attraction for me.
Kitchen antiques in general are one of my weaknesses. And I love being surrounded by old collections.
This old brown yellow ware bowl is a recent find. It holds no more than two or three cups, but still manages to hold a spell over me.
Old baking tins are hard to pass up.
And old pieces like this tin sifter seem to have universal appeal. When they turn up they can be very inexpensive, and can be a nice add-on or embellishment to another gift. But only for the vintage "worthy"!
An old heavy milk jug with just the right color and crazing turned up recently too.
The recent stuff all blends in with the old, making for a happy new kitchen combination.
I'm lucky enough to have a few family artifacts like Grandma Audrey's old fall themed dotted swiss apron from the thirties. I've used it, and others, countless times over decades to tie babies into vintage high chairs lacking the modern straps attached for the same purpose. But an apron does double duty by catching spills!
An old apron is a thing of beauty to invite into a traditional family holiday of giving thanks.
Among numberless other things, I'm thankful for these small legacies of the past.
Tied to us as firmly as apron strings.
Making us feel as securely attached to our family history as babies in a chair.
Wishing you all the blessings of a memorable Thanksgiving, wherever our family members may be!
Ciao! for now!
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