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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Make Mine Pink Friday Shopping Event!!!!

Please join Grandma G's and the boutiques of Make Mine Pink as we present another
Friday shopping theme.....THE KITCHEN CUPBOARD! FRIDAY, JULY 23RD!!!

For as long as I can remember, the kitchen has been the heart of our home. I can still see the very full cupboards in both my grandmother’s and my mother’s kitchen.
The dining room china cabinet held the very best dinnerware that was used for special occasions, but the kitchen cupboards were always like a treasure hunt. You never knew what you might find tucked inside. Some pieces useful, some pretty, some very mysterious.

Miss-matched china cups, some missing their saucer, just waiting to be used for special desserts. It was always just a little more fun to eat my grandmother’s tapioca or my mom’s pudding from a fancy cup. Nothing was discarded. Even at a time when re-purposing and recycling was not even recognized as it is today, our mother’s were doing what we’d one day find so much pleasure in.

In one cupboard, our everyday dishes. They were always more utilitarian, but used for so many occasions, they were rich in memories. I remember my dad having his morning coffee in a heavy Fire King mug. He loved the weight of the mug and always searched through the cupboard until he found just the right one. As I seek out a very favorite coffee cup myself, I remember and smile.

The cupboard that held the slightly worn, tin canisters, was one that brings back some of the very best memories. I remember cookies being baked for school parties, and pies and desserts for special holidays. All of us kids gathered in the kitchen to watch the magic, each vying for the honor of scraping the batter bowl, or spoon and awaiting our part in this magical play. Tucked in this same cabinet, sugar sprinkles waiting for our little hands to add the finishing touches.

There were so many memories made from what our kitchen cupboards held. Some that shape us as mothers and grandmothers.

If you’d like to take a walk down memory lane, some of these very same treasures can be found in the boutiques at Make Mine Pink.

Story by:
Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Grandma G's Cottage| Photo Contribution 2: Mary's Cottage Treasures | Photo Contribution 3: Rue de la Paix



Rebecca said...

Dear Miss G~ can repost the PINK BLESSING POEM! I would just sooo appreciate it if you include my name and my link.

I've gotten so many direct emails regarding this little poem that I will probably repost it on Friday for Pink Saturday!

Blessings to you sweet friend~glad you stopped by. I always love my visits to you!


Marydon said...

G'day Georgia ~
What a lovely group of tea cups you have ... & those canisters are fabulous. I so remember Mother & G'ma using their mismatched items all the time ... the memories of each 'gift' came fore as they used these mismatched beauties.

Have a great day!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Georgia,
Love Pink Friday shopping. Your treasures are so pretty and I love your blog. Your music selection is wonderful and so inspiring.

Thank you for stopping dear one and your kind comment. Good luck with my giveaway.

Blessings, Celestina Marie