So when we went home a couple months ago, my Mum was getting my Granny's house cleaned out as it was up for sale.
She asked if we wanted to go through and pick out stuff we wanted, I grabbed a few small things for some dear friends of mine that I know would appreciate a little something of Granny's. Since we live in Arizona and my whole family is in Canada, it's not as easy as saying "hey I'll take the bed" well we did take an old headboard and foot-board and a few other things we will have to pick up and drive home some time.
As we were in the kitchen, I opened up a cupboard and I saw "it" and my heart went pitter pat. I said "I want the spoon jar, and the spoons that are in it" now to some this would seem silly, I mean who uses a spoon jar anymore. But this gave me such good memories of eating cereal, soup, ice-cream, and hearing the spoon jingle against the jar as you took it out, it is a special memory to me and I wanted it. I have the spoon that was Granny's favorite, she always used it.
And here it is, it's priceless to me. Yeah call me weird, and oh my gosh so I get it home and I am so excited I put our spoons in it too, out of the silverware drawer thing, and a few days later I go to get a spoon and ALL the spoons are back in the drawer and the spoon holder is gone. I totally panicked. Eric can be a brat and well he hates change, and I was freaking out "where is the spoon jar? where is the spoon jar?" and of course Eric is like "I don't know", well he is way taller then me, and I got a chair and I am looking back in the back of the cupboards and that is where he put it. I was so mad, cause if he had of broken it, well it would have not been a good thing.
So he understands now about the jar and he has come to terms with it and he has made peace with it.
So anytime you come over for coffee, icecream, cereal, whatever, I hope you will use a spoon from my Granny's spoon jar and smile.
OK, back to stamping, here is a little 3-d take out box I did for displays, I love the Build a Brads and this stamp set just begs to have one put in the center of the flower, in fact a lot of display stampers had the same idea.
Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Eastern Blooms
Paper: Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Pixie Pink, Green Galore, Basic Black
Misc: Take-out-Box Pattern from SU! website (holler if you want me to email the pattern to you) Build a Brad, Black gingham ribbon, black grosgrain ribbon, jumbo eyelets
So today I ran a bunch of catalogs to the post office to mail out. If you need one, holler they are $5.00 to cover mailing them to you. The catalog is on me. I can hardly wait till Monday to get my first order placed. The phone lines, or online ordering are gonna be smokin'! Sizzle! Sizzle!
Oh I had a couple people ask about the new recruit special, and you can sign up on-line starting Monday, and you can do it through my website. Just holler at me so I can give you the password. Don't forget to ask about my new recruit incentive.
Thanks for stopping in, have a great Saturday.
Yo…mama! I'm a hollering at 'cha….so can you send me the template…- that is too stinkin cute and I need to case it ASAP!!
Chris D says
Your post just reminded me of my grandma who passed away 10 years ago and who kept all of her teaspoons in a pretty glass jar/vase-thing on the kitchen table too. I have great memories of spending the night there with my sister and having ice cream with grandpa before bed time using those spoons and the special glass "ice cream bowls". I was lucky enough to get the bowls, but don't know what happend to that spoon jar. Thanks for bringing back the great memories!
Mary Ellen S. says
I have a spoon jar and I love it! I didn't grow up with a spoon jar but my hubby did and when his grandma passed away years ago I got the spoon jar and have used it every since. I love it and I know you will too! Keeping those traditions are what it's all about.
Jenny Cain says
Jenny from Australia here. I'd love you to email the pattern please. I've just made the Bag in a box and it's cute! Thankyou,
Thanks for the great story. I didn't grow up with my grandmother around…she lived in Trinidad where I was born…and we only saw her on visits there. Which were few and far between with a large family and little extra money. I always love to hear great stories and traditions and tend to "adopt" a friends gran on occasion 🙂
I would love the pattern of the take out box…very cute!
I completely understand about your spoon jar. I don't have one, but I have been given a few tokens from my granny when she passed away and when I try to implement them into my house my hubby doesn't get it. LOL (maybe it's a guy thing?)
Anyway, LOVE LOVE LOVE the take out box and would love to be able to make them. Could you send me the pattern or the link to the pattern. Love your creativity!! Thank you for sharing.
OMG! What a wonderful jar! I LOVE things like that…..old and chock full of memories! My family didn't have much of that but I've filled my home with those types of things and my kids have the memories and, someday, will have the items, too. Thanks for sharing it with us. OH, and……HOLLA!!!!! I'd love the pattern for the take out box… thanks!
Amy Kennedy says
Love the little take out box! Thanks for sharing such wonderful ideas!!
I love this little box -have been looking for one just like it, so I would appreciate it if you could email me the pattern as well.
Diana do you suppose it is a (country)Canadian thing to have a spoon jar?
I grew up with a spoon jar (my mom and her mom) and appreciate what you are saying about eating ice cream, cereal, soup – it was on the counter and very accesable. I am alway on the look for the "perfect spoon jar" but have not found one I particularly like. One day (not soon) I will aquire the perfect spoon jar that shares so many happy memories.
I'd love your take out template!
Jennifer Rohkohl says
Oh my word, that is the sweetest thing I have ever heard!
Thanks for sharing such a great memory!
I stumbled upon your site today, and I love the spoon jar story. It brings back so many memories; I didn't realize that having a spoon jar was a 'thing to go'; I just thought my Grandmother stored hers in this manner! So, I was so happy to read this 🙂
I love your take-out box…very cute!