It's just a mixing bowl or is it? Are there objects in your life that remind you of happier times? Of treasured people in your life?
Whilst wandering around a local auction house at an estate sale last week I came across a lot of 5 boxes of mixed sundries. Bundled up amongst this lot was this mixing bowl. The exact same bowl that my grandma had. The bowl that she would flip onto it's side and hand whip butter to a cream. The bowl that so much homemade goodness came from.
I just had to have it. I bid probably far way more than I should have but it was all for the bowl...... I am now the proud owner of it and even though it didn't belong to my grandmother she had an exact replica.
So now everytime I use it I will be reminded of her and inspired to create as much goodness as she did from hers. It was wonderful for mixing up a double batch of rissoles at the weekend and also for baking a 4 tiered rainbow cake for Miss Mia's second birthday.
But I had help. My daughter Sam has been unwell so both Tom and Maddie came to stay with me for the weekend and helped me bake Miss Mia's birthday cake. Maddie loved doing the dishes.
Look how proud she is of our accomplishment.
She made me cups of tea and cake all weekend from her delightful little wooden tea set.
Isn't it just the cutest little set you've seen? And apparently just $10 from K Mart if you are inclined to get yourself or a little person in your life one.
Hugs - Fee X