Friday, August 13, 2010

Junk Count Down #16 Miss Flour Sifter

And here we have miss flour sifter. She is a tool that many have forgotten. You may ask yourself "who needs to sift flour anymore anyway?". Well my dear friend, I bet there are many blue ribbons at the fair sitting proudly next to a beautiful chocolate cake, that would have never even been considered into the ranking if the light fluffy delight had not been created with such a practical tool. I love that the handle is turquoise, a little pretty added to make a task, such as sifting flour that much more enjoyable. I like to imagine that a young bride in the mid 1950's received this as a gift with excitement! Out-baking the ladies in the bridge club for years to come, and always being the envy at the fall bake sale. Baking cakes and treats for her boys' birthdays even when they were grown because "no one makes a cake like mom!".
Yes indeed, this gadget changed her life! Who knows it may just bring the same magic to yours! Find her waiting for you at The Funky Junk Antique Show!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Junk countdown #17 My friend Owl Napkin Holder

I Love finding stuff and giving it a new life. Take for example my friend here, Owl napkin holder. Imagine the many years he has spent on someones' dinning room table, a simple owl napkin holder was witness to many conversations, laughs, last minute school projects finished at 3 in the morning, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Most likely many lingering long talks over coffee while the dishes wait to be washed. A night of card games, knowing who was going to win and who would loose. Broken hearts that couldn't sleep and Christmas mornings when little ones were up way too early! New faces coming and going, Babies being born and added to the table and older ones whose faces have become fond memories. He was a useful creature; always keeping a supply of needed paper necessities to clean up a spill, blow a nose, take a note or wipe a tear. Only to be packed up for the yard sale. Just like that no longer a member of a family, now an outcast. My heart breaks for Owl Napkin Holder, and then leaps with hope for this little fellow who was laying in the "quarter box" and at the end of the day becoming the "free box". I scoop him up with glee! I myself have no use for a napkin holder presently. I wish I did because he is beautiful. But somebody, somewhere is waiting for him. This someone either collects owls, or has a stack of loose napkins waiting for a home. Just like my friend here. Come find him at the Funky Junk Antique Show!