Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A woman's work is never done...








A trip to Manley's Antiques is always a feast for the senses. As you stroll through the beautiful vignettes, Leeann has delivered, you have a sense of a woman's world at the turn of the century. Everything implies some sort of drudgery to keep her family well fed and comfortable, as best she could. Beautiful cupboards filled with dishes and the necessities for the home, as cupboards on the walls were nonexistent. The wood-burning stove, heart of the home, wore it's crown, the tea kettle, while socks were laid to dry on it's handle and smells of fresh baked breads waft through the house. Kitchen tables where many a nourishing meal was served or an occasional game of cards was played on a cold winters eve.

Do you remember these things as a child, those little comforts that your Mother or Grandmother served up...I certainly do and those memories have a precious nook in my soul, memories I will serve up in my old-age, as life fades from being. Listen children, these are the stories of 'back in the day' you will tell your children and grandchildren.

8 comments:

trash talk said...

Don't forget drying your hair with the oven door open with the socks! It might have been more work, but I think souls were more free and being tied to a stove just might be better than being tied to a laptop.

My Shabby Roses said...

Thanks for sharing memories of the past. Love your pictures!
Have a great day!

Rosebud Collection said...

What fun pictures..Love looking at cabinets/stoves and things of the past..We do have a "Hoosier" cabinet in the kitchen and just love it..

Amy Arnaz said...

Love your scruffy dog. And love your pink cottage. Yes, what are we going to do with this one precious life we have?

Anonymous said...

I like to think that the "good old days" help form how we live today. The way we are caring and giving to our loved ones. Thankfully, it isn't as hard as it once was. Although, there seemed to be more time to smell the roses when we were growing up and just starting out. Maybe it's because of all the modern day "time savers", we just cram so much more into our day and actually get nowhere. I like your look on things..very refreshing. Patty.

Lady Jane Vintage said...

Like my Mom making us wear "empty plastic bread bags" over our socks inside our winter boots "to keep our feet extra warm and dry"....:) Thanks for the comment about my "Ruby" Red Dining Room Walls....Maybe I "won't" change the paint color in there just yet...:) Jen

vikki said...

just love, love, love manleys! i knew where your pics came from, before i got to your posting! leann has such wonderful taste & talent for decorating! a step back in time... my fave ~ the ol'timey stuff! have a good one. hugs, vikki ♥

High Desert Diva said...

I love your photo tours