Wednesday, March 27, 2013

♥ picnic basket ♥


this is my grandma's metal picnic basket
i keep it up high in my kitchen,
where i see it all the time.
i think she used to keep it up high
in her kitchen, as well.

i'm doing some serious spring cleaning up there,
so i brought it down to dust.

do you want to see what's inside?

my grandpa & grandma, my mom's parents,
forrest & catherine

my grandma had the most amazing collection
of costume jewelry.
lots of old pieces that i think she kept
specifically for her granddaughters to play with.

lots of embroidered linens
{all are family-made, many by my great-grandma}
and a few of my grandma's
collection of saccharine boxes.
this one looks like an antique phone
they each have their own tiny tongs inside

my grandpa's rain gauge {how he loved weather},
his leather case that he carried on his mail route,
and just one
of his beautiful, handmade baby booties

and this little print
that used to hang on their refrigerator


4 comments:

Pam said...

these are treasures. those saccharine boxes are beautiful! i used to love going to my nana's attic.

Emily said...

I would spend hours going through my Mimi's home as a kid. It never got old. This box is filled with the sorts of things I love! And the metal picnic basket is so darn cute!

Anastasia Egorova said...

Darling treasures...
.It's intresting - what that phrase about the berry should mean?..

catie said...

anastasia ~ i think that phrase is sort of a play on words - tricky even if you are fluent in english...
my kids wanted me to explain it, too.
doubtless means certainly.
it means that if god had wanted to make a better berry, he could have.
but he didn't.
so it ultimately means that the strawberry is the best berry ever created.
hope that helps ; )

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