Thursday, September 01, 2011

Vintage History


I'm a big lover of learning about family history. When I went to the NRPA National Conference in Salt Lake City in 2009, one of my favorite places {besides Temple Square} was the family research library sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As you know, I'm definitely not Mormon, but they welcome anyone who wants to know more about their past, and I was very happy to take advantage of their resources {and guess what! I found out that my grandmother's family has been here since right after the Civil War! None of us knew that!}.

So, you can imagine that as much as I love family trees, I love keepsakes and vintage things that have been passed down from family members to {eventually} me! Most of what I have is in my kitchen, and its just so inspiring to know that my pyrex mixing bowls were a wedding gift for my grandparents when they got married over 50 years ago:

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Or my ice-cream scoop belonged to my grandfather:

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I have some other, non-family things I love, too. Like, these Carlson Jars I found at Goodwill for $6 total. I'm sure they have a fascinating story to tell, even if I don't know quite know what it is, and they're wonderful for holding all of the many different kinds of flour I have!



And who can forget, my mom and grandma's old books? Actually, my aunt's books are mixed in there too. I grew up reading the Bobbsey Twins and Cherry Ames, and I hope my {potential, not anytime soon} children will get to read them too.

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Or, my beloved "Mousie Lump?" This girl is as old as I am, and a little worse for the wear {I mean, really, who ties a mouse's tale into a knot repeatedly?}, and is now a collectible. They don't make friends like her anymore.


What kind of history do you have in your house?

**disclaimer: most of these things are not pictures of my stuff {as evidenced by the photo credits!} because my stuff is packed away in my parent's garage. The pictures are very close approximations!

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8 comments:

  1. Those old pyrex bowls are the best!! I keep mine in my kitchen and use them every day -- they are too pretty to pack away!

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  2. How fun! Those bowls are so bright and colorful :) And who can forget the Bobsey twins?!

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  3. I love the Pyrex!!! And Mousie Lump! I had one too, and actually, I still have her :)

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  4. Oh my word! My grandma used to have an ice cream scoop just like that one!

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  5. I have those pyrex mixing bowls too! LOVE them!

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  6. I love your Pyrex! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your post was a trip down memory lane for me. I had forgotten about my floppy mouse (or whatever it is called) - so fun! Blessings, Angie

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  7. i love your perspective with the nesting bowls ~ such a sweet way to think about the kitchen gadgets you were given :]

    thanks so much for linking up! xoxo

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  8. Love this post!
    Great Inspiration.
    The nesting bowls are my fav.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Shelly xo

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