I wanted to share some "new" old things I found over at my parent's house.
These sifters are really old and I fell in love with the blue color, which I am adding here for spring.
I can imagine my grandmother using these little pans for something yummy...
This tin is one of my favorite things! I love the tropical scene...
Enamelware is such a classic.
I also love this old colander that belonged to my grandmother.
Thought I should have a lantern too.
There are several of these vintage baskets here, so I borrowed this one.
I used all these things to change up the corner cabinet my husband built for me from reclaimed wood. Not finished--it still needs doors:-) I am still "channeling" a country store feel as my grandfather owned one here. A lot of these things came from there.
On the top shelf I have my vintage "I Love Lucy" coffeepot, a vintage coffee can and my mom's enamelware coffee pot.
I added this vintage needlepoint, my castor cruet set, and some aluminum trays my dad made in the 1950s. The books belonged to my grandfather, and the photo is of my dad and great grandmother.
I brought in a 100-year-old quilt and some vintage linens to soften all the hard edges. I included my grandmother's old iron, her sewing box, some Watkins liniment, and some empty silver frames to update the vintage overload a little bit!
My mom's home-canned veggie soup and spaghetti sauce. She grows all the veggies here then makes everything from scratch.
The basket is on the bottom with some stone crockery.
I am enjoying changing things out seasonally, although I will be glad to get doors on here! What I really love is that these things are all from my family and not mass-produced at a factory in China.
I have been thinking a lot about really focusing here at Far Above Rubies on what I am passionate about in my home and that is reusing, repurposing, recycling and living a truly 'green' lifestyle. I have found that my dad is an expert in this way because it's how he grew up, so I'm hoping to share some more of his ideas for using things we already have in the best way possible.
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