Monday, January 22, 2007

Our House - Part VI

We're back!! Thanks for the kind comments left over the weekend. Time with the parents was very enjoyable. This posting is quite a bit longer than usual, so I appreciate your time in reading it. There's a lot to see in this part of the house!Today's room is the kitchen, as you have probably guessed. The wall behind the refrigerator is adjacent to the dining room (floor plan). The island separates the cooking area from the table/pantry/laundry area, as seen below.This pie safe belonged to Hubby's grandmother. It sits on the wall adjacent to the living room, across from the kitchen window. The china sets on display are antique, but not family pieces. I found one set at a garage sale, and the other was a gift from an elderly friend. The glass in the doors makes it an excellent display case.
Most people call this cast iron, but we call this our 'wedding china'. As newly-weds, we went crazy in the Lodge cast iron factory's outlet store located in Tennessee. It's durable, easy to clean (non-stick), and easy to keep heated (stove/oven or grill/smoker). We even have plates & bowls!! Also pictured is our second favorite cooking material: stoneware.My collection of enamelware. The pattern I prefer is rather simple: one solid color with a colored band. White seems to be the easiest to find, but the bands vary: black, blue, red. One piece (from my grandmother) is cream colored with a green band. Also shown is my collection of antique baking utensils.There are many reasons people collect chickens/roosters, but I chose this collection because it represents my family heritage and honors my family name. The cookie jar in the top picture, left corner, was made by my grandmother. The plate in the bottom picture, right corner, gives you a hint as to my family name!

6 comments:

Petunia's Gardener said...

Hmmm... do you have any relatives in the area you haven't mentioned? I wonder if it is the name I'm thinking of. Such fun collections!

photowannabe said...

You have so many beautiful collections displayed. i do love your home.

mrsnesbitt said...

I love your enamelware!
I am catching up today too, it is snowing so I am stuck in the house.....lovely!
Dx

Clare said...

Gosh, it looks like some serious cooking happens in your kitchen! Love all the chickens by the way!

Libbys Blog said...

I think the chickens and cockerals are gorgeous!!

Christina said...

Your house looks so cozy, warm and inviting! I LOVE the all the antiques, but I am partial to the ROOSTERS! Fun!