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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Vintage Thingie Thursday--Baking



This blue and pink banded bowl was my husband's great-grandmother's. Everyone speaks fondly of her wonderful cooking and when I brought this bowl home, the evidence was embedded in the scalloped trim on the rim. The bowl was grungy looking but a good scrubbing removed all traces of ancient baked goods from the grooves.



If I'm not careful, I'll start a new collection of measuring cups. I had never noticed patterned and decorated measuring cups before but one day while browsing in a local antique mall, I came across these printed with a basket weave and fruit. They were on sale (sold!) and I didn't notice the little on was missing a handle till I brought them home. But I didn't really mind because they are too cute to care!


I've never washed these green measuring cups because the paint is flaking off. (Can you say lead-based? Surely not!) I've just dusted them and put them up for display on top of the cabinets. I don't know what I'll do when the get too coated with kitchen greasy dust. Oh well, I'll worry about that when the time comes!
Vintage kitchen gadgets make our kitchen inviting.

Now head on over to the Colorado Lady and participate in Vintage Thingies. Post your own, sign up with Mr. Linky (don't be scared, it's easy). Then you can travel around the world viewing other vintage goodness!

20 comments:

Bea said...

What a treasure you have in that bowl!

Sioux said...

Love all the vintage baking things, but I like the bowl best!!

Jewelgirl said...

The bowl is a treasure imagine the
stories it could tell!!! I see you have the classic Betty Crocker Cook
Book, that's the one my Mom used!
It qualifies for vintage too!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

What a great treasure you have in the bowl. And I like your starting of a measuring cup collection.

^..^ Corgi Dog Mama ^..^ said...

Oh my stars!!! Wonderful items today.
I so....want...that....bowl!

Ulla said...

The bowl is my favourite, too!

marian said...

i love that gorgeous mixing bowl :)

Elizabeth said...

I love those fruit measuring cups. I bet the green ones would look nice with small plants in them.

Smilingsal said...

I have never heard of such pretty measuring cups; I'd like to collect those too. Thanks for shaaring. Happy VTT Day.

Susan said...

Wow! That bowl is such a treasure with its rich history. And those green measuring cups are to die for.

Miri said...

Great bowl-lovely to look at (I love that rim) and with family history too! I've never seen decorative measuring cups before-thanks for sharing :)

SueLovesCherries said...

I used to have that bowl (from an aunt) also! (Lost it in a house fire.) Gotta love those measuring cups!!!

Kelly said...

I love the bowl with its subtle lines and details. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Coloradolady said...

These are so cute, I love the green measuring cups. I don't think I have seen any like these. Lovely bowl too, I think my grandmother had one similar. Have a great day!

kbbryant said...

Fun stuff! Ooo, I'm sure others will be scrubbing the food grunge off of my bowls when I'm gone.
Love those cups.

Kathy b

Mildred said...

Very cute collectibles. I love the green measuring cups especially.

Clay said...

Oh Dawn,
That bowl reminds me of Clay's Mam-ma, she made meatloaf and chocolate chip cookies in a bowl just like that!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I just love vintage cook books and cooking "anything". Nice collection.

Rosie said...

Love it all but especially the measuring cups. Those bright colors draw me like a moth to a flame :)

foxxy said...

I think anything vintage adds charm and interest to any home. Your measuring cups are do just that.

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