Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sunny Decor and Family Heirlooms

Hello, I wanted to quickly share some more photos of my kitchen and other parts of my home.  I'm so anxious to get ready for Fall but not quite ready to decorate.  This kinda gets me in the mode, then in September I just add some pumpkins and leaves.

This was a gift from my sister, my grandmother's rolling pin.

It was a housewarming gift from my sister.  She gave me the rolling pin, masher and the other wooden tool seen here.  I was just giddy when I got it!  She told me she had hung onto these with the intention of giving them to me at the right time and the time was now.  Oh...I can't tell you how it feels to know that I can put my hands on this rolling pin that my grandmother used to make food for her family.  Her name was Jesse and she and her husband ,who was also a school teacher (must be in my blood) lived on a farm.  They had a big family and I know it would have been a difficult life for her on the farm.  I can just see her rolling out dough for biscuits or bread for the family.  My Dad taught me hard work never hurt and I'm sure this is what his parents taught him.  He loved gardening...I wish he were here to guide me now. She also gave me an old fashioned egg beater.  My mom used it a lot I remember it growing up.   It has the red handles too.   I've tried to display them properly.  I plan on using my grandma's rolling pin at least once very soon! I just feel like I should know what I mean?

Can you see my lil' pumpkin I snuck this one in...shh

Have a wonderful evening,



  1. How sweet of your sister to save those for you! I understand the need to use the rolling pin. I can only imagine the wonderful things that have been made with it.

  2. I bet she rolled out a lot of pie crusts with
    that rolling pin, and I would guess she made
    apple pies! It is wonderful that you have
    some things from your grandma, that you can
    use, when you bake! Thanks for sharing!

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  3. Oh Carey, what a wonderful treasure to have your grandmothers rolling pin. Imagine all that was made with it, and all the memories.. very special. I've mentioned before I have that candle, and I've been burning it regularly... so much so... it's almost gone. I wonder if they still sell them at Walmart?

  4. How blessed you are to have a thoughtful sister that knew these items would mean so much to you! If they could tell their story?! I think the display is perfect.
    Have a wonderful day.

  5. What a wonderful display and story. I love hearing stories like these. :)

  6. What a thoughtful gift from your sister. How nice it will be for you to use it and feel close to your grandmother as you do.
    Your display is very cute.

  7. I love rolling pins. I have my Mother's & my Mother-in-Law's. How sweet of your sister to give you your Grandmother's. I am also anxious to start decorating for fall.