Monday, June 17, 2013


Hello, Dear Ones.
I've been gathering my "supplies" for this olden vignette.

 It all started with this olden aluminum colander.
 This belonged to my grandmother.
 You've probably seen my scale but the measuring cup...
 it belonged to my Mother.
 This little biscuit cutter belonged to my Mother 
and she used to make the most melt in your mouth biscuits you've ever tasted. 
She cut many a little round morsel using this little magical kitchen piece.
 Next I have my Mother's egg beater.
 Now the little sifter. 
I don't know who this belonged to as I bought it at a garage sale 
but I gathered it up so fast!
 Then I gathered my Mother's little cheese grater.
She's had this since I was a little girl.
She used to let me grate cheese for her 
and I can't tell you how many times I grated my tiny knuckles right along with the cheese.
Sounds pretty gross, huh? :)

Then I gathered my pins - my rolling pins.
The little green handled one belonged to my grandmother who passed away when I was three so I know it's very olden.

So I've gathered these little treasures to set up this kitchen vignette for my kitchen corner.
Loving the olden things so much.
Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
Ordaining, maintaining His kingdom divine;
So from the beginning the fight we were winning;
Thou, Lord, were at our side, all glory be Thine!

We all do extol Thee, Thou Leader triumphant,
And pray that Thou still our Defender will be.
Let Thy congregation escape tribulation;
Thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

~ by Adrianus Valerius


  1. Oh, I love having old family pieces that remind you of loved ones. Great vignette. Hugs, Marty

  2. Hi Sheila!
    Thank you for sharing all of your pretty olden things. They brought back so many fond memories. My mother had a biscuit cutter just like your Moms' and it's red paint was wearing off the handle just like that. A great vignette for the kitchen.

  3. Oh what a sweet vignette - everything is just perfectly aged and do your ancestors proud, Shelia!

    Have a wonderful week.

  4. Am loving this gathering of fond memories!!! I have some of the same, and now you have inspired me to display them!!! You are lucky to have so much counter space......hugs...cleo

  5. You would flip if you saw all my kitchen stuff....I have a ton, some my mom's. That is what truly makes me happy at home. Some of them still have the smell of dough in them....and I am not kidding.

  6. Shelia I am so happy you are using these vintage items from your Mom to create a memory vignette! I know you wish your Mom was still able to use these things, but the memories are precious.


  7. Oh Shelia you brought back so many memories of my parents kitchen, my mother and father had all these, and used them all the time. I remember Mom whipping up eggwhites with the beater, for her awesome meringue. The same strainer was used to collect scraps for the compost pile, and Dad had a sifter like that for his awesome baked goods.
    All topped off with one of my favorite hymns, your post gave me happy chills!

  8. Все предметы прелестные! У меня много осталось кухонных предметов от бабушки и я очень люблю эти вещи.

  9. What a wonderful vignette Shelia. Those bring back memories for me too! Ah, yes...the old knuckle grater :-)

  10. A perfect vignette for the kitchen. Love the song you chose today too. :)

  11. I love your kitchen vignette! Not only is it pretty, but it's filled with family treasures, which makes it perfect.

  12. Why do you tease me with that scale???! Seriously, this is the most perfect vintage kitchen vignette I've ever seen...the colander, measuring cup, rolling pins and that sweet biscuit cutter. Precious!


  13. I have some of those very same items but never thought of putting them together like that. I love the scale too!

  14. That's a wonderful by-gone era vignette, and all still serviceable. Many of us over here have been commenting how much we regret getting rid of olden stuff as its soooo popular here now to be used in home decor.
    Yours is lovely because it's personal and has stories....

  15. This is a charming olden scene and it is nice how so many of the items were owned by your mom and grandma.

  16. This is so sweet Shelia. I love family pieces around me too. Makes those special to us feel close by. xo, olive

  17. Sheila, Your vignette is adorable and how special to have family treasures to display.

  18. That's a very sweet vignette Sheila! So glad you have those precious things, especially the biscuit cutter:@)

  19. The vignette is wonderful...and even more wonderful is that every time you see this corner of your kitchen, you are reminded of great memories of your mother and grandmother...

  20. Hi Shelia, so good to see you! I love the old aluminum kitchen pieces you have. My Grandma had a colander like that. I kept and used it until the feet fell off. Yours is in beautiful shape! Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope all is well with you. Jane

  21. This makes me maudlin .. so many memories of Mother & G'ma Maggie ... lovely Shelia.
    Now following you on bloglovin' also.

    TTFN ~

  22. I haven't heard that song in years! Now I'll be singing it all week...but I love it! And your olden things are so nice and I enjoyed hearing the history of many of them. It sure makes them special! Sweet hugs!

  23. You certainly do have some real treasures there. Everytime you look at it , it will remind you of some wonderful people in your life.
    I brought a few things home with me from me mom's house since her passing. So I know how much you must love yours.

  24. Hi Shelia.
    Love your Gramma's green handled rolling pin! A very nice arrangement. Think I would cherish these goodies that you have here if I had them. The biscuit cutter would be a very handy thing even for today.
    Sweet blessings to you!

  25. Ohhh..but we DO love the same things, Shelia! *SIGH* Yes, that was a HEAVY one! :):)

  26. I love this vignette - all things vintage are still good. Hugs, Holly

  27. Perfect vignette for a kitchen Shelia! It all ties together beautifully.

  28. I love this kitchen vignette! I have many beloved pieces as well-wasn't quite sure how to display them.
    Thank you for this wonderful idea!
    Happy Hugs!

  29. A gathering of sweet memories so very special.

    My mother had a colander like that.

  30. I think I need to run downstairs and get out my oldies. How cute Sheila! That looks fun:)

  31. Cookie cutters are my weakness. Your collection is spiffy!

  32. Your little gathering of olden kitchen items is absolutely so sweet, Shelia. I used to grate my knuckles, too, when grating cheese. Now I usually use a microplane, so I'm super-careful -- don't want to take the entire finger off!

  33. What a beautiful gathering, you are lucky to have some precious objects that remind you of your family. I also took a look at the tour of your home, and it is lovely. I love your piano! I just started following you on bloglovin.
    Thanks, Patty

  34. You've created a darling little vignette, with so many sweet memories attached to it. I adore old kitchen tools and yours are really sweet. Love it!
    Hugs. Cindy

  35. We have a metal measuring cup just like that in our cabinet, but I have no idea where my wife got it :) My mom had a colander like the one in the photo too.

  36. Gorgeous kitchen vignette! It looks amazing, you should leave it out a while. Love how you've gathered everything together, and they have so many good memories for you, (except the knuckles!)

  37. Sheila, I just love the old stuff! Especially if it truly holds meaning to us because it has been handed down from generation to generation. I used to have a colander like that one. The way you have it all set up is so darling! Love it all! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  38. Hello Shelia, I too love all of the vintage kitchen treasures. If it is olden it is golden. LOL It is such a wonderful bunch of memories to cherish and USE!!! You are so blessed to be able to share and enjoy these things.

    We are leaving on Friday to camp with our grands and children for a week. I'll be back. I pre-posted for PS. I shared some picks of Cheri' She hasn't gotten a bit bigger but she did need a grooming really bad when you saw her sitting on Bill's lap on FB. She can look twice her size when she needs to be groomed. HA!

    Have a wonderful week dear friend.
    Love, Jeanne

  39. It's lovely, Shelia. I wish I had my grandmother's egg beater. I've searched and searched so I suspect it said farewell long ago.

    I love the word "Gathering," don't you? It brings to mind all sorts of warm thoughts -- collecting seems more analytical and impersonal. But "gathering" seems so warm.

    The finished work? Lovely. And very meaningful.

  40. It's perfect and full of family memories make it even more special!

  41. I love this vignette. The colander is fabulous as are the rolling pins. Oh, how I miss seeing those old egg beaters.
    Thanks for sharing your memories and I bet those biscuits were awesome.

  42. Big smiles and I enjoy your olden vignette! Such treasures!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...


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