17 thoughts on “Sitting on the Counter

  1. thechickengrandma May 16, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    I love that collection of stoneware!!! And the rolling pins and the hand mixers!!! I think I would get along really well with your mom.

    • Jessica May 17, 2017 / 6:16 am

      I’m positive you would. 😊😊 Aren’t those bowls beautiful? Probably about 15 years ago, she started picking them up at auctions and sales, now she has a whole kitchen full. I love the hand mixers as well. They are used often for scrambled eggs.

      • thechickengrandma May 17, 2017 / 1:42 pm

        I love the bowls! I have a large gray stoneware one similar to the one on the top shelf. It is great for a large batch of potato salad.

        • Jessica May 17, 2017 / 2:18 pm

          Yum!! Potato salad What do you put in yours?

          • thechickengrandma May 17, 2017 / 4:14 pm

            I actually have two recipes that I blend together…..lots of boiled eggs, mayo, vinegar, onion, mustard, salt and pepper. I also add some celery seed and a dab of paprika.

          • Jessica May 17, 2017 / 4:34 pm


  2. DailyMusings May 16, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    love your collection- the eggbeater brought back memories

    • Jessica May 17, 2017 / 6:16 am

      Oh really? Did you used to have one?

  3. peggyjoan42 May 17, 2017 / 7:48 am

    Great – we should all put things, in sight, that we like and that bring memories to our mind. Faye always has some great ideas. Love the display of old bowls.

    • Jessica May 17, 2017 / 10:49 am

      That’s a wonderful point- for years I had breakables packed away so they wouldn’t get broken. After seeing a neighbor lose her house and all her things to a fire, I got all those breakables out of boxes so I can see them.

      She will love that you like her display of bowls. They recently remodeled the kitchen and painted the dark cabinets white and she took some cabinet doors off to show her collection.

      • peggyjoan42 May 17, 2017 / 2:09 pm

        How great to remove doors and display things. I truly did like the bowls – I knew they were all old and wished I had some like these that use to belong to my grandmother – but others in the family got them.

        • Jessica May 17, 2017 / 2:19 pm

          Oh darn, it’s hard when that happens.

  4. Ruthie's Crafting Corner May 17, 2017 / 11:12 am

    I sure love the collections!! It is artwork on shelves!! I would surely smile and wonder which bowl I shall serve this or that in :)

  5. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy May 17, 2017 / 11:22 am

    I love the idea of taking out something with a memory associated with it – I may have to try that at my house (though some of those things should probably not be left on the counter).

  6. thecobweboriumemporium May 20, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Beautiful post Jessica.
    Like everyone else … I love the display of dishes (and jugs).
    Me .. I collect jugs. But they have to be ones which have a special appeal to me. No one else can buy me one, because there is such a personal relationship between me and a jug. lol.

    I have too many, to be honest, and need to, should, part with some. But which?
    My Custard Jug? No, it was my first jug and my most precious.
    The Bumble Bee jug? No! Absolutely not!!
    The Half Pint Jug? Aw… never. It’s so creamy white and I love the writing on it.
    The Quarter of a Pint Jug? But .. but … that would be like giving the baby away and I couldn’t do that!
    The Chicken Jug? ARE YOU MAD??? I couldn’t possibly part with that one. I got it for such an amazing price…. never!
    The Spotty Jug? Nope. Never seen another one of those anywhere.
    The tall glass, vintage jug which has a stem and a large base to keep it from being knocked over? Noooooo. Bought that in a charity shop when I was passing and they had it in the window …. calling my name, calling, calling, calling! HAD to buy that one.

    What about just one of the others?
    [sigh] … as Fagan sang in the film Oliver …. “I think I’d better think it out again!”
    Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

  7. Debra Farmer May 26, 2017 / 8:43 am

    What a beautiful collection of bowls and so love the beaters! So fortunate to have such a wonderful way to display the bowls. Beautiful memories of loved ones!

    • Jessica May 26, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      Well, hello, dear one. How are you doing? Is your grandson still there? I wasn’t expecting to hear from you for a while. Aren’t her bowls gorgeous? Every time we go there and I am in the kitchen making something, I stand there all excited to get to pick what bowl I want to use. Makes me wonder who ever invented cabinet doors… Ha.

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