Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Graters and Sieves

Hi friends!  I hope you are enjoying your summer so far.  We have actually slowed down quite a bit and I am LOVING sleeping in and going to bed whenever I want... which is why I'm writing this post at 4:30 in the morning, lol!

LOTS had been going on... as usual.  I started a part time job in April at the historic Skelly Lodge.  It is 6 miles from my home, extremely flexible schedule, fun perks, my bosses are super sweet and they are Christians.  This picture is from the day I started in April.  I need to take one now with the humongous hydrangeas blooming, they are absolutely beautiful!

I received a little surprise last week.  Rich ordered these for me from Amazon.  I was showing a picture to him and told him that I was going to buy some with my next paycheck.  What a sweet surprise it was!  Aren't they beautiful?!?  I can't decide what I want to do with them ...craft supplies? ...jar lights for the back yard? ...flower vases?  Maybe a little of each?  What would you do with them?

Rich and I went antiquing last week and I picked up the 3 in 1 Lightning Shredder grater that's front center... perfect time for some tweaking.  I took my graters out of the crock bowl they were in and put them in this wood tote.  I like it much better, I can actually see them now.  The orange peeling paint nutmeg grinder in front belonged to my father-in-law's mother.  I love owning pieces that belonged to family!

I put my sieves in a colander beside the graters.  I think my favorite is the one with the white nylon.  I don't know if it's a homemade piece or if these were actually sold back in the day.  Either way I like it because it's different and I've never seen one before.
I also like the one that's resting on it... do you see the patch at the bottom?  So reminiscent of the old days but I could see myself doing it now days, haha!  The awesome sieve on the other side is from our sweet friend Karen of My Colonial Home.

It's been a busy last couple of months of school.  So proud of my kids so I'll be back to brag on them in another post.  Thank you my friends for sticking with me even though I've not been here lately.  I'm grateful for your friendship because not only does it give me an outlet to share and discuss antiques and primitives but because you all are some of the sweetest and neatest people I've ever known.  I thank God for allowing our paths to cross and for blessing my life with your friendships~