Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Weekend Wonders

I have looked for this bowl forever. My grandmother had a bowl just like this she made bread in it every Saturday. I don't know what happened to her bowl. I have so many memories of my Grammie and her bowl. It was love at first sight not a crack or chip in it. And it was under 50.00 a steal according to my friend who was with me that collects yellowware.                                                                            
 She always stored it like this in her little pantry because........
 she always hid goodies underneath. It could be anything. If you were looking for a snack lift the bowl first to see what she had made recently. I think she would be pleased that I have those memories and  this bowl. I do think she would expect me to make bread though.
 My friend came over for coffee on Saturday morning. She brought me a gift from the dump. Really a gift for Miss Baby. These are child size chairs in great shape, they need some cleaning but they are sturdy and wonderful and best of all made in NH. Don't ya just love friends who bring dump gifts? And I have my daughter's old table just perfect!
 After coffee we headed out for a few yard sales. I found this for Miss Baby a porcupine puppet. I washed it and set it on the deck in the sun, it scared my husband half to death when he came home. He thought we had a critter on the deck:0)
 and I found 2 pampered chef knives for 2.00. I have one of these I just love it keeps the knife sharp.
I am working a lot of hours this week,several people on vacation. My sweet daughter made a dinner for one of my long nights. I am very lucky to have such a sweet kid.
We are off to friends for dinner and kayaking tomorrow night. So good night sweet friends.
Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic.....Rosalind Russell


Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your bowl is beautiful! What a nice memory, wait until your family see it! I'm sure it will stir up a lot of happy memories!

I love the chairs! What color will you paint them? Don't work too hard!

GardenOfDaisies said...

What sweet children's chairs! And I love the bowl that reminds you of the one your Grandmother had.

camp and cottage living said...

I'm so glad you found the bowl. Now whenever you look at it you will be reminded of all those sweet memories of your grandma.
Too funny-the trick you pulled on your husband. If he's anything like mine, he's not easy to fool.
So getting one over on him must have been golden!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
What great memories! You will have to start hiding treats for Miss Baby soon, though you may not want to use your vintage bowl...lol!
Sweet little chairs.
Have fun kayaking and with friends!!!
Pug hugs :)

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Great bowl find. That is a good price. You definitely need to fill it was...caring and giving. The chairs are wonderful and will make a little girl happy when she's big enough to sit in them!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Love the kids chairs. They have the most colorful array of spray paint at Wal-Mart. The colors are similar to Maine Cottage furniture colors. Gorgeous pinks and yellows. Miss Baby is going to love coming to Grammy's house.

Dianne said...

I LOVE the yellowware bowl! I always look when we go to antique stores but they are soooo expensive. You got a very good deal! All great finds this week!

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

What a great find in the bowl! I love finding something that evokes a memory. :) I love the little chairs. I just picked up a child's chair last weekend. Not sure what I'm doing with it as I don't have any grandkids close. ;) I had to laugh at scaring your husband with the stuffed animal. ;) Have a wonder night with your friends!

Stacy said...

LOL about the porcupine puppet on the deck. I bet grandma would be proud of the bowl. I hope you get some rest in your busy week.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i LOVE the bowl too...i collect yelloware...just LOVE it...and the chairs are darling...and i see a really cute little red plaid picnic basket there in the background...love that too...

happy to stop by today, my friend

kary and teddy

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

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Dog Trot Farm said...

Love love love the yellow ware bowl, also the shared memory of your grandmother, tis very special. Okay, Please tell me who in their right mind would put those darling chairs in the dump! Miss baby is going to love them. Hope all is well, have a wonderful time kayaking sounds like fun, Julie.

Thrifty Chic said...

Aww thanks mom miss baby will love the chairs and hidden goodies love u xoxoxo

yaya said...

The bowl is awesome! I think you should whip up a batch of bread, but I'd wait until the fall when it's cooler..I think the puppet is scary, sorry! I have the adult version of those chairs. My hubby had them in his office and for years they were in the basement..my sis took 4 and I painted one black and put a comfy cushion on it and it's in my kitchen. I think we have more in the office basement..I'd better go check!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Love the bowl and the memories are priceless. Miss baby will love everything. Have fun this weekend. Hugs Cheri

Susan Freeman said...

What cute little chairs! I am late in commenting, but hope that you had fun kayaking!

Susan and Bentley


More great finds! I love your grandmother's bowl and story. What a great memory.
Have fun kayaking!
~ Julie

Karena said...

That bowl is a treasure...I bet your first batch of chocolate chip cookies will be fabulous...enjoy your day...hugs Karena

"A Loblolly Life"

Rose H (UK) said...

Super bowl Cathy! How nice that it's the one you've been searching for. I think some childhood memories are SO vivid that we need to hold onto them :o) I wonder what you've 'hidden' under there today? (I have a mixing bowl like my Gran's too..)

I'm glad you like the faces in my garden! Hope you have a go at making the vanilla extract from the previous post too!

Hope David is doing well.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I am so glad you found Grandma's bowl! I have several bowls from all my grandmas. I even did a post on them one time. I don't vividly remember them using them, but I loved the colors so I snatched them up. No other grands wanted them. Lucky me.

You found some other great finds too. But I probably would have been like hubby and jumped a mile if I saw that little critter. :)