Monday, March 8, 2010

TABLE TOP TUESDAY

I'm not a decorator. I'm an accumulator; a collector! I enjoy having things around that have meaning to us.

In my previous post, I mentioned that I was able to buy at auction my great-aunt's rolling pin. Below is my small collection of family rolling pins - my two grandmothers', my mother's; and now, my great-aunt's. Ah, the memories of those great pies made with those four rolling pins!!!!

They fit right in with my collection of green bowls and pitchers - a reminder of my grandmothers' kitchens.

The Hoosier cabinet belonged to a friend of Bob's family, but we have had it for many years moving it from house to house. I finally have a kitchen big enough to showcase it.
And, that is how table tops are decorated around the Salmagundi household, they are accumulated!
I am linking to Marty's (at A Stroll Thru Life) fun Tuesday party where everyone shows off their table tops. Check it out.

19 comments:

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a neat collection! I love the rolling pins and how you have arranged everything! Cindy

Sue said...

Great rolling pins...can you imagine how many pies those things have made....and I love the Hoosier cabinet....My uncle about 40 years ago gave us his when he was moving to Florida....The Boss took the trouble to get it all the way home then refused to refinish it....We told it for cheap to an artist in town and she did the most amazing art work on it...I was glad in a way that she made it look so beautiful....But I still would have loved to have kept it...We did keep and refinish his old oak icebox...it still sits in our great room after all these years and it's something I will never get rid of....Did you enjoy your weekend with Michael?.....

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I have an old crock just like that sitting in my kitchen with old rolling pins in it. I wish I had the Hoosier cabinet to go along with it!
It looks wonderful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Southern Lady said...

What beautiful treasures, Sally. I love each and every one of them, especially your brown transferware pitcher and bowl. I know you will enjoy them and the memories they evoke for many years to come.

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

I love crocks and I love old rolling pins. You've displayed them just beautifully! Thanks for sharing.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Sally, did you come in my house and make copies of all my collectables??? Seriously, I have so many of the same things...loved seeing yours!

Marilyn said...

I see a green handled rolling pin in your collection just like the one I have that was my grandmother's. I'm like you...my most precious things are those from my family. Thanks for sharing. ♥♪

Mrs. Mike said...

I have a TON of those huge pottery crocks! I live in the Lancaster, PA area and they are "the thing" to have around here. I love the rolling pins too... what a great use for the crock. Thanks for the idea!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

My decor is also accumulated, and I think it's the best kind of decor. What a beautiful old Hoosier, and how great that you have all of those family rolling pins! Those colored handles are so great! I think you may be a decorator, and you just don't know it. laurie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your hoosier is just gorgeous. I have one too but it is in the guest bedroom. I wish I could have it in the kitchen. Your crocks are wonderful. I love old crocks and our rolling pins, they are such fabulous treasures and heirlooms. I have my mom's and I still use it. The green bowl and pitchers are so pretty. I remember an Aunt having a bowl like that. Sure wish I had it. I love your displays. They are so pretty and have such special memories. Thanks for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Dining Delight said...

Love that "accumulated" look! It is great to have things with meaning around the home and your collection of rolling pins is a unique one. Wonderful!

DD

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Hope you're feeling well. Oh, what a beautiful collection you have! I love seeing your home and your pretties!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Pretty neat collection. I like how you displayed them, Sally!...Christine

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Your display of the rolling pins is great! It all looks very warm and welcoming. Your green bowls and pitchers are great too.

PAT said...

Sally, I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate this beautiful post! Your collection is fabulous!

Kimberly said...

I am your newest follower. I love your cabinet. Your tabletops look so beautiful. Please take a minute to pop over to my place too. I would love to have you at Terra Del Sole (Land of the Sun).

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Good Morning Sally...

I was so happy to see you link up with Marty's Table Top Tuesday party, my friend! What a great post...what a grand table top...I think that you have decorated it beautifully...whether it was just accumilated or not! hehe! Sally, your Hoosier cabinet is fabulous!!! I'm sooo happy that you can use it in your newly remodeled kitchen, my friend! It's a fabulous piece and definitely deserves to be showcased!!! Love how you displayed your great collection of family rolling pins in the old crock! Ohhh...and all that beautiful greenware...love it! You know, I have a pitcher just like yours...the small green one! Mine stands about 6 or 7" tall. I found it at a yard sale a few years back and just love it! I don't know anything about that kind of pottery...do you?

Well Dearheart, thank you so much for sharing this fabulous Hoosier cabinet and all of your pretties with us today! I really enjoyed seeing them!!!

Love ya,
Chari

PS...it's cold and rainy at our place today. The rain is supposed to turn to snow sometime today. YUK! I am sooo ready for Spring!!!

Picket said...

Oh my word...what beautiful and priceless treasures girl!!! I love having things around me that belonged to my family...a piece can take you back to a day and time in your past when your loved ones were still around and you can see that scene as clear as is it were yesterday...I love this girl...I'm with you...I'm no decorator...I am a collector...of precious family memories! Have a great week sweetie~Picket~

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

you are a lovely and unique collection so well displayed. I enjoyed my visit very much
Happy Tuesday
Sonny