Thursday, November 6, 2008

Spice Rack - Show and Tell Friday

Show and Tell I am taking part in Kelli's Show and Tell. To see more, check out her blog.


This spice rack was given to me several years ago by my Aunt Shirley. When I look at it, I am reminded of her and childhood memories of time spent with her.



This set is cleverly designed to look like books on a shelf. The shelf is made of wood and each spice container is ceramic.


Each "book" has a hen painted on it and has holes on top for dispensing the spices. The name of the spice is painted at the top and Vol.I, Vol.II,etc. is at the bottom.


There are two ceramic drawers with roosters painted on the front. I assume that the drawers are for storing dried herbs. I don't put spices or herbs in these. I have always been afraid of breaking them. So it sits on my shelf to enjoy.


When I was growing up, Aunt Shirley was always fun to be around (and still is!). One of my favorite memories is when they would come to our house for a visit and stay overnight. She would sleep on the floor with my cousins and me. We would talk and giggle until we all fell asleep. I love you Aunt Shirley-- and I treasure all those childhood memories and this treasured gift from you. Thanks for making me feel special as a young girl... and now:)

31 comments:

Chez Nous said...

So cute - and how nice that your have such special memories of your Aunt Shirley associated with it. I love little things in the kitchen or around the house that bring special people to mind when you look at them.

ceekay said...

That is very cute. My mom had a spice rack similar, but I like how yours looks like books.

Wanita said...

Your spice rack is wonderful, as are your memories associated with it.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings,
Wanita

Lisa said...

What a neat spice rack that looks like a book shelf!

I read your post below. Can't wait until gas is less than $2!

To get to the Sassy Cow Creamery, simply take Hwy 19 to Bristol Street and head North for 7 miles. It's a bright red store that you see as you come around the bend. It would be fun to visit again.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

That's so cute that they look like little books!

Manuela

Mam said...

Great post. A very unique item.
Nancy

Carrie said...

I enjoyed seeing your special spice rack. The book-shaped container are great!

Mrs. Miles said...

This is more than a spice rack - its amazing. How thoughful of your Aunt Shirley.

Thank you for taking time to share the story behind it!

~ Mrs. Miles

Jan and Tom's Place said...

How precious. It's very cute.

I see you're from WISCONSIN...so am I originally. I've lived in MICHIGAN now for 3 1/2 years...came here to marry Tom!!

As far as being "brave" to paint my cabinet...it was better than putting the cabinet away (not that we have any storage for something like that - no basement)...or giving it away. It didn't match my new color scheme...so I changed it. NOTHING TO LOSE...EVERYTHING TO GAIN!

~Blessings,
Jan

Melinda said...

This was such a sweet post. I love posts about objects handed down that carry loving childhood memories with them. This one is really cute too, I love that country look.

Elena said...

Such a sweet spice rack. I love things like that too! I'm glad you enjoyed my wedding dress story!

Jen said...

How cute is that! My great grandmother had one similar to this one. But I think the spice containers were round. What a great piece to have. Thanks for sharing.

char72 said...

What special memories and what a special spice rack.
Charlotte

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Linda, what a cute and unusual spice rack...your Aunt Shirley sounds like a wonderful person...it is great to hold on to these memories..have a good week-end.

Rosy said...

Oh, very precious and special spice rack and you're lucky to have such precious memories with your Aunt Shirley. Lovely post!

Susie Homemaker said...

Don't the things we get from family mean the most? Love it!

Warm Wishes,
Susie

hip chick said...

What a great spice cabinet. And, you have such treasured memories with your aunt. I love being surrounded by things that remind me of my loved ones.

Pink Slippers said...

So adorable.
I bet you have some Mommy tips for me.

Gattina said...

That's really very cute !! I also had an aunt who was wonderful !!

Divamom said...

Love the spice rack! It's so pretty! Thanks so much for the info for my blog background! It was sooooo easy! You deserve a hug! Thanks again and God Bless!

. said...

They are so lovely.

Bugzmommy said...

Wonderful spice racked...thanks for sharing that and your memories!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That is a very unique spice shelf. I like the roosters and hens on them!

Katherine

Sharon said...

Linda,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love your spice rack. I collect some dishes that are very similar. They are called Roosters & Roses. I'll post them to my blog next week for Show and Tell.

Scrapdolly said...

that is so unusual and lovely - a really special item and wonderful memories

Lisa Ann said...

What a great spice rack. Special memories to treasure to.

Lady Katherine said...

Oh! How wonderful to have your Aunt to give the spice rack. I love it, very unusal, never seen one! Or I would have had to have it for kichen of chickens. Lucky you!

miss m said...

I really like your spice rack.It is so adorable.I like the little chicks on it. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

Lill said...

Hi Linda:)
Yes it was a christening, and I was her Good mother:)) The baby`s name is Celine:) I am her aunt, and she is a really beautiful girl:) And we had Fathers Day yesterday, so we had two combined events to celebrate:) Your pictures are so nice, and it is so fun to visit your blog.
Take care.
Cheers Lill

Kelli said...

Aunt Shirley sounds like a special lady! Her spice rack is a wonderful treasure!
~Kelli

Niki said...

I love having a treasure that brings you back to a certain time. I have several and they create a sense of peace in a space. Thanks for sharing