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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Back in the Day



There's something very 1930's to me about a dishpan. I don't know why that object in particular. But for me it conjures up the Waltons, Edna Spaulding in Places in the Heart, and my own grandmother. She was still using a dishpan even into the sixties.



A dishpan is just so practical. Both before a meal and after. Today I used it to carry my dishes out on the lawn. After they've been used, they can go right back in again. I could even pour hot water in it and wash them.




Life was hard in those days, but in many ways I think folks might have been smarter then. . . . 




I think this cloth is late thirties/early forties.




Vintage Americana glassware by Fostoria.








Vintage ironstone bowls, pitcher, and enamelware dishpan.




Vintage hand crochet napkins peaking like whipped cream in a soda glass.










Love this cookbook from the Savannah bakery "Back in the Day." It's SO vintage!








Vintage basket patterned quilt. I didn't have a centerpiece, and this makes a nice backdrop for everything.






My vintage Belgian duvet cover as an underskirt again.





Wedgewood Hedge Rose dinner plates, and white majolica salads.









I hope you enjoyed going "Back in the Day" with me!
And I hope your week is going great!

Jacqueline



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47 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love the 1930's things. My friends have been buying up the fostoria glasses lately. Funny my wedding everyday glasses are the fostoria in green...what comes around again!

Linda said...

I try and pick up vintage tablecloths whenever I see them..,
Love the old patterns...detail...
Lovely photo shoot...
Tell me...did you actually eat something??? HAHAHA..

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I love everything! Vintage linens, beautiful quilt, lacy crochet napkins tucked unto gorgeous glassware....all my favorite things!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Gorgeous! Love the layered table cloths!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Love that look - so fresh!

Looks great over there by that awesome huge tree, too.

Makes me hungry just lookin at it!

I need to check out that cookbook, those two look like they're having entirely too much fun, don't they?

Salmagundi said...

My grandmother was still using her dishpan when she died in 1988. Why didn't I bring it home when the house was closed? I hadn't thought about that dishpan for years -- thanks for bringing up that fond memory. Sally

helen tilston said...

Hello Jacqueline

Your dishpan brought back beautiful, fond memories of my late Aunt Helen, who lived in Long Island. Like your beautiful images, she was a meticulous housekeeper and designer.

I love the quilt with the aqua baskets. I had a similar one with red baskets one time.

Thanks for asking, my week is going great.

Helen xx

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

My grandmother used a dish pan. She never used liquid dish soap. She mixed Blue Cheer with grated Fels Naptha and Borax. I can still smell her bubbly dishpan.

Everything is lovely, Jacquline~
~Lynne
w/L.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Love these photos and everything in them! So charming and pretty!

Jen said...

I must get an enamel dishpan just like yours immediately. I use an ugly plastic one that I hate! Love the cherries tablecloth too!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVED Every detail!!! Yes, my Grandmother AND Mother both used those dishpans! I also remember the multitasks they preformed. Mom had a Maytag Wringer Washer and our kitchen had a set-tub...Our kitchen sink hung on the wall...I think back now of HOW WONDERFUL that picture all seems in my mind. BUT we were so excited when we got our NEW MODERN KITCHEN. "DARN, I wish I had all those golden oldies,hehe"!
Love all your goodies here, I'm going to be adding a washbasin to my WISHLIST(thank you for the memories).
Have a fun week,
I HOPE THIS POSTS for me!!!
Hugs,
Donna

Rowan said...

My mum had an enamel washing up bowl when I was little but in the 1950s she got a plastic one - very up to date:) One of my DILs still uses one.
I love those napkins, they are so pretty and that baking book looks fun - great photo on the cover.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Jacqueline: Great dishpan and I was reading all your comments and their stories about the dishpan. I remember having to wash dishes in one. My sister and I would take turns, one wash and one dry. The problem was that she always had to go to the bathroom when it was her turn to wash. Of course, she always tells the story the other way around..Happy Thursday..Judy

jeanetteann said...

I did enjoy it,and we always use what we call here a washing up bowl. Because we live in such a dry part of Australia,we collect every drop of water.It gets, along with the dish water emptied onto our garden. x

The Old White Cottage said...

Very pretty things!

felicia said...

Oh how this post made me miss my Mawmaw! I went out in the garage and looked at her dish pan. I think I will bring it in this weekend. Memories all around...and smiles of course.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Vintage tablecloths are so great. Yours is lovely.

chateau chic said...

Jacqueline, You have the most wonderful collections of all things vintage and antique! You could publish your own book with all of your beautiful vintage tablescapes. So inspiring. Do you mind if I do some pinning from your blog?
Mary Alice

trash talk said...

I have a friend who still sets a dishpan in her sink to wash dishes in. I've always thought it such a charming habit of hers and certainly a way of making doing dishes much more lovely.
That next to the last photo is stunning.
Deb

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Red & white gets me every time. The dishpan with your cheerful tablecloth and the turquoise quilt...very Cath Kidston. Yummy!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Yes I remember the old dish pan my Aunt had in the kitchen dry sink, back when we had running water , she didn't 1958
I love anything to do with a kitchen from Back in the Day

Also I have a giveaway on my blog ,surprise a cookbook

Back In The Day Bakery I love Cheryl & Griff and their publist sent me this for a giveaway

Janice

lynn said...

beautiful quilt, tablecloth, napkins, even the old dishpan! have a great day, jacqueline!

awal.ny said...

I love the colors, but that basket quilt is just beautiful. I have one in green and it is my favorite of all my quilts. Happy Spring!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I really enjoyed stepping back in time with your vintage lovelies! Your tablecloth is so pretty and the crocheted napkins are a treasure!

Sweetladyelaine said...

Dishpans where did they go??? Thanks for reminding me to use one! I love your quilt, tablecloths and napkins!
Blessings My Friend,

Jeannies Bottle said...

I love old dishes and table cloths...I have a cherry cloth almost like yours. My mom still uses a dishpan! Love your style

SizzleandZoom said...

I came over to get inspiration from you today and I couldn't believe how many beautiful posts I've missed. I'm very imspired now!
Love the details and close-ups you do for us.

Marlis said...

Love your washbowl.and your tablecloth and your dishes. The napkins are totally amazing pieces. Love the tiny crochet insert on them. Beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend, xo marlis

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Another "walk down memory lane" for me with this post! My beloved Mother ~in~law used a dishpan for E V E R Y T H I N G when I first entered "The Family"! No dishwasher heard of a the "Family Farm"...we did them by hand!!! Some of my fondest days are doing dishes with Mary...that's where I learned all the "Family Secrets". . and we're NOT talking about recipe exchange here, no ma'am!
She plucked chickens in that dishpan; snap green beans in that dishpan; washed her undies in that dishpan; even mixed up popcorn balls in that dishpan!
I adore the use of your vintage Belgian duvet cover under the retro tablecloth! The hues are harmonious and compliment each other as old feed sacks and prints! Thank you for another thought provoking post!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Regina said...

I love these pics I collect vintage tablecloths and love all things 30's and 40's thanks for the trip back Regina

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your pictures, Jacqueline. I remember my grandmother using those basins. Whenever I see one, I think of her.
Those were the days! Simplicity, the smell of fresh bread wafting through the house, and fresh churned butter! She probably plucked chickens in one of those pans too. My memory is starting to fade but I remember her well! Wonderful post. Have a nice weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

andrea@townandprairie said...

Even more than that dishpan I love that cherry printed linen. AND! I have those 'soda' glasses... in green!!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have a love affair going with vintage linens! Love your posts!

Betty Sneeringer said...

Very spring-like, cheerful and pretty! You have such a good way with words.

Betty

Blooming Rose Musings said...

First of all, I love all your linens. Yes, I remember my mom using a dishpan in the sink and I remember the old Joy dish soap in the white bottle with Joy spelled in primary colors. I also remember her using the dishpan for other chores too. I have a couple I found at flea markets and use them as plant containers.
Have a wonderful weekend.

AshTreeCottage said...

This is my kind of tablescape ~ simple unaffected and perfectly charming. I love all of the elements. I have two of those vintage dishpans hanging on my back porch. There are so many wonderful uses for them. I really enjoyed my visit!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Your cherry tablecloth and amazing quilt put an instant smile on my face! you know me, i adore every element of this post! That cookbook just has to be a lot of fun. I saw them in a magazine recently...Southern Living...can't remember. Of course I love Savannah!
thanks for always coming to the party, J, have a great weekend!

Annmarie Pipa said...

love your tablecloth!

Haworth said...

I still use a dishpan, Jacqueline, but mine has a black rim. I love that vintage table cloth! Anything with cherries is my cup of tea! I hope you have a beautiful weekend. Take care!

Cozy Little House said...

That quilt is gorgeous! I have one of those pans. I keep thinking I might make a fairy garden out of it. But I don't know...
Brenda

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a beautiful table!
So clean and fresh looking, and with those darling cherries on the cloth -- fabulous.
This really brings back memories for me. When I was a child, we summered on Long Island in a little seaside bungalow, with family all around us -- and all the "great aunts" and grandmas had this style of cloth, and glassware, heavy white plates, etc. --- their summer things.

Wonderful memories of beautiful times. Thanks for reminding me!
Cass

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Jacqueline,

Love that dishpan!! I will have to look for one now! such a pretty tablecloth too, I love the cherries!

Happy Weekend!
Debbie

Art and Sand said...

love, love, love the vintage linens and that quilt is amazing.

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh so sweet!
I remember my Nana using a wash basin in the sink at her cottage in the summer. She taught me how to wash dishes properly! Thanks for waking up a nice memory!

Sarah said...

Catching up with some visits to these delightful posts that I've missed while out of town. You make everything look so inviting.

PAT said...

I love this post. Brings back many memories.

Sherry said...

So pretty! I like that cookbook, looks fun! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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