Hello everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Dan had to work this weekend so I spend a lot of time working on projects and catching up on things around here. One of the things I worked on was this layout done with elements from my new AccuCut Die and Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage papers and stamps. ( Papers from the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD and the Kitchen Classics Clear Art Stamps
Boy do I wish I had more photos of my grandma's house... but thankful for the ones we do have. As I was looking at the photo below, I was thinking about how the kitchen really is the heart of the home. We always laugh about how everyone ends up in the kitchen talking long before the food is ready. I think about how many times mom was trying to prepare a huge meal on holidays, and had to work around a kitchen full of people. lol Lots where helping of course..but it was defiantly a gathering place. My mom was a wonderful cook.. as was my grandma.
The die VC103NHCSJ , is actually an album , but the elements can be used for any project. I just the silverware, napkin, salt and pepper, tab and background piece on the layout above. You can order the scallop album shape (that looks like a place mat) with or without the holes. You can see all the pieces below.
Crafty Secrets has so many cool "Kitchen and Cooking" themed products that will work so well with this album. I used some of the papers and stamps on this layout , but they have tons of great images also!
I used this set on my layout Kitchen Classics
In the photo below you can see the napkin, knife, spool and tab from the die.
My grandma served many meals, not only from the kitchen, but in this case ..the dinning room. She made gorgeous cakes for family celebrations also.
( photo below) my Grandma is on the right with my Great Grandma Minnie next to her)
I also notice the Jadeite cups on her table. I love these that my sis gave me.
I'm so thankful these things like cooking, gardening, canning.. ect where things that our family has passed down through the generations. Things that were important to them , and now are to us.
Mom never stopped teaching us. This photo was just taken in December when she was showing us just how she does it :) Although these photos brought tears to me pretty quickly.. I'm SO thankful I have them !
We used to have a large garden, and I loved canning and freezing veggies. We have a garden anymore, but luckily my Aunt and Uncle always have a huge garden so I still get to can some.
I love this photo of my Uncle Al showing Neely things in the garden when we went to SD to visit them.
I'm just so glad that now we get to do it because we "want to", not because we "had to" out of necessity. I think about how much work they put into gardening and canning. wow ( and no dishwasher to stick the jars in .. like we do now). I cant image how much time they spent in their kitchens.
HERE. Thanks Traci!
I hope you all have a fantastic day! Thanks for coming by!