Friday, January 4, 2008

Collections, collections...

Let's see...I think I met Tiff @ Folded Gingham about 30 years not really, but at least a year ago...we'll say that since I suffer from CRS!! I don't remember what route I took to find her either but I can tell you that I fell in love with her blog immediately and loved her style. The more I read and the more pictures she shared, the more I saw that we had so much of the same tastes in our collections. One in particular caught my eye. She had a lot of old red handled utensils which she had displayed in an old juicer and had them on an old hoosier cabinet. I had a bunch of the utensils and had wanted to figure out a cute way to display them together. I emailed Tiff and commented on how neat that was and if she didn't mind I wanted to copy her idea!! If you go here and enlarge the picture of the hoosier you will see it. Being the sweet girl that she is, she didn't mind at all!! :)

Then one day she had a giveaway on her blog. I was so excited and immediately left a comment and I WON!! The prize was a little quilt and a little bird, both handmade by Tiff. These are my prizes that I will always treasure:

Tiff quilt

Then yesterday she blogged about her enamelware collection and had displayed some of it on a hutch. She also informed me that she has more to show!! Well, not to be outdone, I have to show you my little collection too.

enamelware collection

I love the red and white. Notice the little green pan? You can also see that one hanging on the backsplash in my header picture. I think that one is my favorite because I'd never seen a green one before. If you don't already know, green is my favorite color!! I also think this little black and white double boiler is so cute:

double boiler

I also noticed that Tiff had several chamber pots in her collection. At least I think they are. Forgive me, Tiff, if they are bean pots instead! Tomato...tomahto.. lol You never know!! :)
Anyway here's mine:

chamber pot

Now here's where I think I'm one up on Tiff....I actually used one of these when I was young. That's right, in the cold winter I parked my little butt down on that cold enamel many, many nights. Hey, it sure beat going outside and down the path to one of these:


Anyway, if you haven't visited Tiff be sure to go over today. Tell her Hope sent you. She's a very busy girl with a big family--SIX beautiful children! She is also very crafty and is always rearranging things in her home. :) It makes me tired sometimes just visiting her and seeing all that she does in a day's time! (And while you're there, take notes on all the cute little displays she has so you can come back and give me some more ideas that I can copy!!)