Sunday, August 26, 2012

Henny Penny

Hi there, hope your weekend is going well. I've been a little side-tracked this weekend, it looks like we may have a hurricane bearing down on us (or some of the family). So, we have to get prepared-get water, canned goods and make sure everything is in order outside.

I am still working on the craft room, I just finished painting this shelf I found a the flea market last year.
But first, I want to show you something I found while cleaning this morning.

One of my very best friends gifted me with Henny Penny about 30 years ago. I love the little biddies hiding under her wings.

I have collected hens and roosters for years, but she has always been my favorite.

My great-grandfather made this rolling pin for my great-grandmother. She passed it on to my grandmother, and she passed it on to me years ago. She came to visit one day when my boys were small and she saw me rolling out cookies with a glass! I didn't have a rolling pin at the time. She said you are going to get my old rolling pin!
I'm sure it's over 100 years old. Many good cookies, pie crusts and dumplings have been rolled with this old pin.....

Back to the shelf I am painting. I'm not the best spray painter there is, but hopefully, it will look fine when its dry!

I have this doll ironing board, I will probably paint it pink or pale blue. And put decals on it, too.

OK, we are back in the craft room now.

We have a ways to go before Wilma and I are finished with this!
I have dolls, cowgirl stuff, craft supplies.......

Still working on it. I know.....I need to have a give-away. SOON.
Thats what we will do.

Not to worry, we have all day.
Dinner is cooking in here.

Things sure have changed since great-grandmothers day.

Hugs from Wilma and Me

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Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

I hope the hurricane misses you.
What a wonderful treasure your rolling pin is, so much history attached to it.

Anna Hanley said...

Hello, I just love your treasures! Supper is looking good too. Anna

Della said...

That rolling pin is a treasure! Your shelf looks nice, and I love that lil ironing board. It looks like Isaac is heading over your way. Stay safe!!!!

Librarian said...

Love the old rolling pin and ironing board! In my kitchen, I always use an old wooden spoon that has been in the family "for ever" - it is probably as old as your rolling pin.
Hope nobody will come to harm during the hurricane.

Trace4J said...

Hope you are safe Friend
Love Henny Penny. She would be my fav too.
What a treasured rolling pin.
Have a wonderful day Friend!

The Japanese Redneck said...

We are in south MS and I'm sending the hubby for 2 weeks of horse feed this afternoon

the mill where we get our feed lost power in Katrina and it was tuff getting feed.... said...

Late last night, in my email, I saw Little Henny Penny peeking at me - so cute and colorful. What a treasure.

I haven't checked the news/weather - hoping everything is stable in the southwest coastlands.

Love the rolling pin! I have an old one myself - not sure how far back it actually goes, but at least to my grandma (mom's mom) and it's special.

Enjoyed your share - looks like you're having some fun getting the craft room set up!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Crock pots are so great! I think you have the greatest craft room. What fun to have a place to put all your stuff and have fun getting creative! I bet that little ironing board is gonna be so cute! I love your little hen, too! She is sweet. Oh my, not sure who ended up with my Grandmas! Mt grandpa made it for her, too. You are very blessed to have this :)
Have an awesome week!

Denise said...

Such precious treasures, thanks for sharing. Praying the hurricane misses you.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hoping you are safe through the all of your vintage goodies. The shelves are so pretty! I love to cook with the crock pot!Stay safe!

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

Here for a visit and enjoyed looking around at a few posts. This one with the antique rolling pin sure caught my eye! How lucky that you have such a precious item from your family!