My most highly valued vintage possessions are items from my Great Grandmother's kitchen ... her name was Elizabeth Rowland ... to me, she was Nana. Below are my some of my favorites ... I have numerous recipes written in her own hand ... and a simple scoop made for her by her husband, my Great Grandfather.
Included in my vintage collection are her rolling pin and various tart/biscuit cutters. The rolling pin only has the faintest touch of red paint left on it's handles ... she used this pin and also my grandmother, mom, myself and now my daughter ... I think that's pretty special to know that five generations of hands have baked with this one rolling pin.
The other items I have are on display every day in my kitchen are... her old tin measuring cups ... I use them as scoops for my sugar and flour ... vintage Fire King measuring cup ... various plates and bowls.
Today I started baking ... for Saint Valentine's Day
sweet treats for my Sweets ...
I made cupcakes, a layer cake, sugar cookies and a few different types of icings. This weekend I will spend time decorating with the kids...we'll have a bevy of goods done for Monday.
Here's my challenge for you ...
A Valentine's bake-off !!
What is your inspiration?
Bake it up, take a picture, post about it and link up to
"The Porch Club" HERE on Monday, February 14th.
There will be a prize for the winner!!
ready, set, bake!
I'm linking up today : )
Wishing all of you a weekend full of sweet romance ... and BAKING!