Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's Just A Mixing Bowl .....................


It's just a mixing bowl or is it?  Are there objects in your life that remind you of happier times?  Of treasured people in your life?


Whilst wandering around a local auction house at an estate sale last week I came across a lot of 5 boxes of mixed sundries.  Bundled up amongst this lot was this mixing bowl.  The exact same bowl that my grandma had.  The bowl that she would flip onto it's side and hand whip butter to a cream.  The bowl that so much homemade goodness came from.


I just had to have it.  I bid probably far way more than I should have but it was all for the bowl......  I am now the proud owner of it and even though it didn't belong to my grandmother she had an exact replica.

So now everytime I use it I will be reminded of her and inspired to create as much goodness as she did from hers.  It was wonderful for mixing up a double batch of rissoles at the weekend and also for baking a 4 tiered rainbow cake for Miss Mia's second birthday.

But I had help.  My daughter Sam has been unwell so both Tom and Maddie came to stay with me for the weekend and helped me bake Miss Mia's birthday cake.  Maddie loved doing the dishes.

Look how proud she is of our accomplishment.


She made me cups of tea and cake all weekend from her delightful little wooden tea set.


Isn't it just the cutest little set you've seen?  And apparently just $10 from K Mart if you are inclined to get yourself or a little person in your life one.

Hugs - Fee X

17 comments:

shez said...

oh Fee what a lovely post and what gorgeous grandies you have,xx

Jeanette said...

Great post Fee. I just love bowls like you got for yourself. Hugs,

Jo in TAS said...

Lovely to be reminded everytime you bake of your grandma! The cake looks yummy and what a fabulous helper Maddie is.
Hugs
Jo

Jo in TAS said...

Lovely to be reminded everytime you bake of your grandma! The cake looks yummy and what a fabulous helper Maddie is.
Hugs
Jo

Debbie said...

Isn't it wonderful to find the bowl?! I am on the lookout for a special cookie jar that my Auntie has....I want one exactly the same. Every time I take a cookie, I will remember all the cookies she baked for me as a child. I am so glad you found the mixing bowl. Your Maddie is adorable!

Roseanne said...

O Fee my nan had bowls like that she use to make the Christmas pudding in them. I do think my mun still has got one.

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Fee I have A bowlJust like yours and I bought it for the same Reason as you did I have had mine for 10 years now and it gets plenty of use.I love your little Maddie she is so cute.
Hugs Mary.xx

By Hoki Quilts said...

I can't think of a nicer Nanny for a special girl to have than their own Nanny Wee and for you to be so awesome yours must have given you more than just happy memories, mwah
hugs - Miche'le

Maria said...

That wooden teaset is delightful! Your description of how your grandmother turned the bowl on its side and beat with her hand struck a chord with me. My Grandma Robson (not my real granny but a lovely elderly neighbour) used to make cakes like that. her plain vanilla cake with lemon or orange icing was just so nice!

KaHolly said...

A delightful post to wake to this morning making it a great way to begin my day.~karen

Allie said...

How wonderful Fee, I love things that remind me of my grandmum....I'm so glad you got the bowl. Maddie is just adorable!!!

Maria said...

I would of had to have had that bowl too... My MIL had one now I wonder where that went???
Sorry your DD is unwell but you did have the cutest helper...
Love her special tea set and cake.

Chookyblue...... said...

I have a few old things from both my Nan's and they are very special to me..........

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Beautiful...everything beautiful. Matches your heart, Fee. xx
Hugs
Jen

Melody said...

What adorable little grandies.

Pokey said...

You touched my heart with this post! and now, you are creating hose same sentiments with your grandbabies ~
I felt exactly the same way for a bowl of my Momma's, and was so happy when it was rescued to come home with me. Every time I saw one like it, I had happy memories. Her bowl now resides in my home.

http://pokeydotquilting.blogspot.com/2011/01/hi.html
:-}pokey

Wendy B said...

Oh Fee, I have a bowl EXACTLY like that one and love it to bits....it came from a distantly related relative whom I love very much...she's wonderful and it too brings very fond memories!!!
xoxox sugary hugs sweetness
Wendy :O)