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~


BumbleBeeLane said...

That lodge looks like a amazing place to work.I'm sure the inside is just drool worthy..smile..Glad you are easing into the lazy days of summer.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, what a wonderful place to work.....Love the old graters, I also like to collect them.....Enjoy summer, Francine.

Karen said...

Good morning Angie and it's so wonderful to see you blog again. You have been missed. I check often to see if you are posting.

What a great job and so close to home - good for you!
And how sweet of your husband to surprise you with the jars...you have a great husband.
Hope you get to do one or two those things you said with the jars - or buy more and do them ALL!!!
I love how you have your graters and sives displayed - you have quite the collection.
Hope you post more often - I really enjoy visiting.

Primlish ♥ said...

What a beautiful place to work!
I only have 1 of those blue jars and I LOVE it!! Would love to get a few more to create a display.
I have a thing for graters too. LOVE how you displayed yours!! I love the one with the handle.

Holly said...

Ooohhh...the lodge looks like the neatest place! Would love to explore it. Love the blue jars. My mom got a set just the other day and served us homemade strawberry shortcake in them on Father's Day. I think I might have to get some for myself. Glad to hear from you!

Kim said...

The lodge looks like a beautiful place to work! Love the canning jars, I've been looking at lights for outside and I think that would be a neat project.

Love all your groupings!

Barb said...

Loving the semi lazy days of summer! One at scout camp and the other taking summer school...maybe sleeping in next week!
Love your fun jars!
Enjoy your day,

Lillie Mae Acres said...

The lodge is beautiful, I'm happy you are enjoying work and the owners are Christian. That certainly makes the work place so much better, I've had it both ways in the past. Loving those blue jars, I know you'll be canning something delicious for that sweet family of yours. You do have a knack for arranging, I love your collections. Have a blessed week.

Prims By The Water said...

Love your graters...too cool! Janice

Old Red Barn said...

Ooh I love the vintage jars! And that looks like a beautiful place to work.


Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Angie...love your collection! I too especially love pieces that once were used by family. Things have been frantic here so I'm hoping things will calm down a little now...I feel the need to go to a flea market. ---Jan

frontporchprims said...

Hi Angie, I saw that Ball was having a promotion with thier blue vintage jars!!! I am so glad you got some. They are very pretty. Your graters are awesome. The collection you have is very nice. Good job. What exactly to you do at the Lodge? It looks fun. I really hope you are enjoying your summer. -Steph-

Shakerwood said...

So glad you found a job that you love and is so flexible for you AND the kids. What will you be doing there? Besides enjoying the scenery!?

Sue said...

I love blue mason jars and have a collection of them. I use mine in my sewing room and add buttons, ribbons, etc.

So are these jars of yours new ones that Ball is making now?

Dolly Sarrio said...

Angie, what a beautiful place to work! That must make everyday wonderful. Congratulations and I know they are very lucky to have you working with them. I like your new find and collections! You are one creative girl...Have a great Summer off from school!