Today I feature my first
cupboardscape of the year.
When I was thinking about what to display
for January, I immediately thought
of my snowy excursions on my
maternal and paternal grandparents farms.
This antique sled reminded me of the times
we would sled down gramma H's hill.
Her farm was situated on top
of a pretty good sized hill.
It was tough riding up it in the Summer
on our bikes.
However in Winter, we loved sledding down it.
Gramma B would always tell us to take
our wet boots and socks off right away.
She would then hang them on the clothesline
she had in her living room above the wood stove.
Along with our socks, she also hung our mittens and scarfs.
Yes she had a clothesline in her living room.
Only in the Winter months though.
She strung it from hooks on the wall above
She did not have a furnace.
At home we would lay our wet socks and mittens
on the furnace vents.
Speaking of home,
every Autumn my dad would mound up a portion
of the garden into an ice rink for us.
He would fill it with water and once it froze,
we would ice skate outside at our house.
The skates shown here are antique ones.
I did not have any clothesline to add to my display,
so I added these socks to my dolly washer.
Can you imagine skating at night
using one of these antique lanterns.
How romantic it would have been.
When we came back inside from having fun,
gramma B always had hot soup broth ready for us.
She always used enamelware,
so she would put broth in a cup like these
for us to warm up with.
Over at gramma H's house,
us cousins always made snowmen and snow forts.
Gramma would provide us with a carrot,
pipe and scarf for our creation.
Now even though there were sugar maples on
gramma B's farm, she never tapped them.
The white bucket here is a firkin or as other
folks call them a sugar bucket.
I added this faux tree only because gramma B
had lots of pines on her farm.
We use to cut down one each year for
our own Christmas tree.
I should say my dad cut it down.
More socks and a pair of mittens hang from
my tobacco rack.
I always look at the back of quilts I purchase.
This one I really love because of the
cream and blue stripes.
The pattern on this enamel cup
is called snow on the mountain.
This pattern is getting harder to find.
That does it for my first cupboardscape of 2022.
Hope you enjoyed it.
In other news, the ice has come down the river
fast and furious.
Our ferry to the island has already shut down
twice this past week.
Two freighters also got stuck,
with two Canadian Coast Guard cutters
cutting the ice to free them.
Which now caused a flood watch for our
coastal area because the ice shifts more to land
when they do this.
This had caused damage to our dock
two years in a row and hoping not a third time.
Please send your thoughts and prayers to
our friends or even family that are bring
affected with the Nor'easter this weekend.
I heard up to 3 feet of snow
with winds up to 70 MPH.
Bob and I enjoyed a Lebenese dinner made by my FIL.
He made Kousa which is stuffed squash.
It is similar to stuffed cabbage,
however you need a special utensil to hollow
out the squash and the tomato sauce has allspice in it.
I also made a Lebenese salad and we had pita bread.
What are your weekend plans?
January Snow Blessings To All!