Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Monday, July 25, 2016

~MEASURES, TRENCHERS, AND BOWLS, OH MY!~

I hope all of you are keeping cool.....or at least, trying to!!!  I have ceiling fans, floor fans, and the AC going almost all the time and am certainly looking forward to cooler weather!!!!

I was looking around my home today and realized I have quite a number of bowls, trenchers, and a very large measure and thought I would share them with you!!

I LOVE old cookie cutters and have different ones grouped together in different bowls!



Old and aged with a bit of rust as well!! These are strictly for decorating now, but I'm sure they once made amazing cookies, biscuits, and donuts!  I believe the tin basket shape was used for a quilt pattern and is not a cutter, but I just thought it looked nice with the other things in the bowl!




This old trencher holds lots of old butter stamps, paddles, and molds,
 sitting on an old blue chair!




Don't these pears look real?  I wanted to buy the bowl and realized that the price was for the bowl AND pears, all for $17.95!!  That was a very happy day, indeed, even if I can't eat the pears!



This is a very large trencher that holds lots of vintage cutters that have wooden and painted handles, plus an old funnel!! 



Another wooden bowl filled with heart and figure cutters!!! 




Wooden bowl filled with old darners, coverlet strawberries and a little doll!




This is a very large bowl filled with more old cookie cutters! It sits atop one of my penny rugs!




A wonderful make do trencher filled with velvet and cloth strawberries that I have made and I love how the light plays over the fabric!



Love all the reds, greens, and even a few blues!




My very large yellow ware bowl is the perfect place for some potpourri and a candle!




Another yellow ware bowl with two velvet acorns and an old velvet pumpkin pincushion!




Some stone fruit in another old yellow ware bowl!!




More fabric strawberries in blue and mustard, waiting for hangers!




This extra large measure is the perfect holder for my pudding and cake molds!




Another large bowl filled with old tin pieces!




I even have some bowls on my wall....in a bowl rack, of course!!!



 We  have really tall ceilings in the dining room so it was the perfect spot!




Finally, a nice stack of wooden bowls on a shelf, just waiting to be filled with.........??

I hope you have enjoyed my collection of bowls and that you have been inspired to use them in your decorating!!!  They are so much fun to collect AND use, and are easy to transport!!!  I find myself using them when I work on my projects and they make it so easy to keep things organized, PLUS they are great for displaying your collections!!! 


 You just never know when they might come in handy!  

While staying inside trying to keep cool, I have been working on some goodies for Fall and Halloween!!!  Please be sure to check back for a sneak peek soon!!!

Wishing you cooling thoughts and bowls full of goodness......AND ice cream, my friends~

Julie