Friday, December 21, 2012

Have You Ever

Have you ever gotten  rid of something
that you wished you had not?

A lifestyle change for One Woman.
The cupboards were filled with items
from different lifestyles.
 Each child going their way,
 old farmhouse sold
and a huge yard sale is planned. 

Way too much stuff for one who is seeking
a simpler lifestyle.

Have never missed anything that sold
except a little container that could be used
for keeping items warm and as an ice bucket.

It sat on the table for over 20 years.
Held biscuits, corn bread and kept rolls warm.
Sometimes used for ice.
All of children remembered it well...

Sitting on a  big table at the yard sale and was gone in an instant.

I remember many times looking for this container in my cabinet
 and then
realizing it had been among yard sale items.
Mentioned this many times to my children and have never
seen one similar.

Well - I just received from a special daughter in Michigan
one of these warmers for Christmas.  She found it in
an antique mall.

As the box was opened ....
I smiled
there it was, an item so simple but missed.

 It is placed on the big table where I have meals.
I will not part with you again
and my heart says
"Welcome Home"...

19 comments:

Sky said...

great news for you! :) i have a similar item from my grandmother's home, a container that sat on her stove, always filled with leftover biscuits and/or cornbread. i wanted it because it reminded me of every visit to her home when i was young.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Oh Sky, you make my morning. I love this little warmer and have missed it over the years. We have something similar :)

mel said...

Oh my goodness! My mom used to have one of those! I wonder what happened to it?

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Mel, that is something. We all have memories. Take care and thank you for commenting :)

Lynn said...

And a very good morning it is . . . wonderful journal entry. Ernestine, it’s not only practical but brings beauty to your table. Your daughter has a “good eye.” Enjoy!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

That is so wonderful for you! I'm glad your daughter found this. It's lovely. I've not seen anything like it.

Love and hugs to you,
FlowerLady Lorraine

Tabor said...

My in-laws owned this very same container! I do not know what happened to theirs. Glad someone in your family remembered how important that was to you!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Tabor, surprised at how many had something similar. It sure is handy. Lynn and Lorraine, thank you for visiting..

Ugich Konitari said...

It sat
preening
amidst a full table,
watching
a little one carefully slurp the soup,
someone else,
effortlessly cut the meat,
and someone else
struggle to catch
the truant piece of glazed carrot.

Like the children,
it kind of grew up and moved away.

And then one day
in a Antique shop
in Michigan
it noticed some one walk by,
stop,
and walk back.

She was much much older,
but it harked back
to its memories
at the dining table.

It was uncanny,
but she noticed it too,
and held it close,
vowing to restore it back
to its rightful home .

Back through the woods,
a slightly different house,
but
when the corn bread
came back
to sit,
the tatste and look was familiar.

It was home
for Christmas....

Cape Cod Kitty said...

How wonderful, Ernestine. I don't think I've ever seen one of those wonderful items before. Now I will be on the hunt!

Merry Christmas to you!

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

What a thoughtful gift from your special daughter. The menu is made for our Christmas dinner and Woodhaven's Waldorf salad is there again! Best Wishes and Happy Holidays to you and Callie!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Marcia and Mary, thank you.
Suranga - oh my - I need all the poems you have sent me in a little book :) You make me smile...

lil red hen said...

Incredible! Such a nice surprise! The poem, sent your way, just said it all!

judemiller1 said...

Yes--my grandma had one. I think I gave it away when I was clearing out stuff in her house. Your daughter went to a great deal of looking to find it--must mean she loves you oh so very much.

Balisha said...

I remember those. Such a handy utensil.
I did the same as you, when I moved here. I only miss my cookie cutters. I had a collection of the really old ones.I remember those every Christmas.
Balisha

Wisewebwoman said...

Oh you made me smile and I thought of a similar item I had in silver, it was called a "muffin warmer" but I mean the english muffins. there was a container within the outer shell and one would put boiling water in that and it would keep the muffins warm. It was made in England, and you know something? It might be in a box in my garage having survived a few moves.
thank you Ernestine and her lovely daughter.
XO
WWW

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, Balisha, Charlotte, thank you.
WWW, I smile, I love English Muffins and Crumpets. This little container I put warm water in to warm before using to keep things warm.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Love this...so incredible that she was able to find one. Such a thoughtful gift!

xoxo

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Jamie, think I mentioned this through the years to you and sisters. What a surprise Mary found one :) and thought of me..