As you know, I have been cleaning out my studio for 2 whole weeks now! It took almost that whole time to go through the magazines I had accumulated over we won't say how many years! I am now into the art supplies and they are keepers, but I have to do some major organizing. In the meantime, I am enjoying seeing some of my antique treasures without so much clutter around them. I would like to put them in the house, at least some of them, but here are two things that are VERY heavy and even if I found 4 men to lift them, where would I put them? Have you ever had somthing you really loved, but didn't quite know what to do with it?
Well, I have my maternal grandmothers little cook stove! At one time, when I was a small child, she had a huge green stove with a warming cabinet on top of it. Whenever you happened to stop by her house, she always had a pan of just baked biscuits on the stove shelf, and almost always soft baked sweet potatoes in the warming cabinet. She burned coal (in Kentucky, you know) and that stove produced all kinds of delicious foods!So about 1950, her children decided she needed a modern electric stove and they persuaded her to trade in her coal burner stove for an electric one. SORRY was the word for that! Her good biscuits suffered; indeed all her good food did, so she bought a small coal stove to sit beside her electric stove and still did most of her cooking in it!!That is the stove I have now! It is probably the treasure that I love most of all the "things" I possess! It would take 4 men to move it! As you can see, I display other minor treasures on it!
Then, there is my old cash register. It came out of the first department store in Harlan, Ky. and is dated 1900. It is made of copper, brass and nickle with a marble shelf over the drawer. It still works and I have used it in 4 different businesses! I had it refurbished to its original glory. It too is very heavy and serves no useful purpose now except to grace my studio and make people catch their breath with they walk in and see it!
Do you, too, have certain treasures that take up room, you really don't need, but oh! how you love them?