Monday, April 27, 2009

Vintage Kitchen Utensils and Crock

Welcome to "2nd Time Around Tuesday," graciously hosted by our friend Diane at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words.

Thank you, Diane, for taking the time to be our hostess. I always enjoy seeing your and everyone else's "2nd Time Around" treasures.

Today, I'd like to share these vintage kitchen utensils I inherited from my mother-in-law, along with the old crock she used to keep her utensils in beside her stove.


I love them because they were hers, and I wonder how many eggs she ... and her mother before her ... whisked with them during their lifetimes.

The whisk in the center is spring-loaded and works by pressing down on the handle. I had never seen one like this, and you can tell by the peeling paint on the old wooden handle that it was used a lot.

I've already put the wire whisk and garlic press to good use, and I'm sure I will find a use for the spring whisk, too.

I love having the crock beside my cooktop because every time I take a utensil out of it, it brings back sweet memories of my precious mother-in-law.

The old lemon juicer was my grandmother's, and I treasure it, too.

Thank you again, Diane, for giving us an opportunity to share our "Second, Third, or even Fourth Time Around" treasures.

22 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Janie,
I love old kitchen utensils like this, and yours are more special because they belonged to someone special to you!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around.
:)Diane

Barb said...

Oh I do love old kitchen ware. I'll have to share mine some time.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

ClassyChassy said...

Great items you chose to share today - Just visiting today, but you have a neat blog going here! Blessings!

Lisa said...

Love 'em! I know every time you use them you take a little stroll down Memory Lane(:

bj said...

I, too, love old kitchen ware. The memories are precious and now we will be able to pass them right along..
xo bj

bj said...

I just watched Avery plant tomatoes...enjoyed the lesson by someone so CUTE !!

jeanne said...

Now that is a crock full of treasures. I know how much you treasure these utensils. Lucky you to have such a lovely MIL.

Hugs...Jeanne

Chari said...

Hi Janie...

What treasures!!! You know, I have never seen a spring loaded whisk before...how interesting! I love your old crock too...it's perfect for holding your cooking utinsels!!! Thanks for sharing some of your family's treasures today!!!

Wanted to ask if you took the photo that you're using for your header? I just love it...sooo beautiful!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

StitchinByTheLake said...

I enjoyed seeing these Janie. I have some things that were my grandmother's - her potato masher, her egg beater, a crock bowl. They are treasures to me. blessings, marlene

Smilingsal said...

So many sweet memories! Happy 2 x Tuesday.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love old kitchen gadgets. What a wonderful and meaningful collection!!

ellen b said...

Hi Janie! I really enjoy seeing these older utensils. I have a crock very similar to this one from my MIL that I keep some utensils in, too! Blessings on your day...

ann said...

what treasures.and they are there for you to see and use every day and pass on down.i got my mom's nickel match holder and i love it so much.i can kinda imagine how you feel..ann

Deb said...

I love things passed down you always have such fond memories every time you use them or look at them

Mrs. Petrie said...

What a special inheritance! My mom collects old irons and I treasure the iron she shared with me. It has a special place in my kitchen.

Blessings of Health and Prosperity said...

Hi Janie! I too have an old crock filled with utensils by my stove. The crock has a tobacco brown glaze and I have several pieces that belonged to my grandparents/great grandparents like old wooden spoons, an old spider, meat tenderizer(grandma called it a pounder) among other things. I also have several knives and a large ladle that I remember drinking water out of from my Grandpa's well! I also have my grandma's apron hanging on a hook in the kitchen. They all have such meaning and memories. Blessings, Celene

marty39 said...

What fabulous treasures and such sweet memories. I have an old garlic press like yours and it works the best of any I've ever found. Thanks for sharing your treasures. Hugs, Marty

Blondie's Journal said...

Janie,

This is so sweet. It is nice to inherit something that you have around you everyday~even to use, than something you pack away. I too, love vintage kitchen tools but have two crocks filled with the "modern" stuff so I have no space!!

Have a wonderful week! :-D

xoxo
Jane

Beth at Aunties said...

Janie,

Loved seeing your precious treasures and knowing they had been used by those you love. I also enjoyed you sharing the heartfelt memories of your mil and grandmother.

Sincerely, Beth

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Great treasures! I love old crocks. I have 4 in my kitchen. I use 2 for kitchen cooking utensils. I use a small one for pens & pencils & one for storing reading glasses & sun glasses.

Tonja said...

I have some of my MIL's old utensils, too. They are indeed a treasure. Something about the love that went into the food she cooked for the family still comes pouring out every time I see them.

Crystal said...

Talk about provoking memories...what wonderful items to have and to be able to use them still. My mom has some of her mom's pieces, which someday I hope to own, too. Thanks for sharing this sweet post.