Today's cupboardscape is a Winter memory.
While my mom was here for her last visit,
we reminisced about this.
My mom's mom which I call my gramma B
had a two story farmhouse.
Although she had electricity,
there was no running water or heat inside.
The upstairs did not even have any insulation.
Thus in the Summer in was very HOT.
While the Winter months it was COLD.
When we would spend any Winter evening,
my sister and I would get into our pj's downstairs.
We wore footed pj's until we outgrew them.
Then we would wear our slippers to bed.
Before going to bed, my mom would take
a soapstone by the handle and place it on the wood stove.
(gray soapstone similar to the one above)
Once it was hot enough, she would grab
a heavy towel, grab the soapstone from the stove.
Then she walked upstairs and placed it in between
the feather bed and sheets in our bed upstairs.
Mom always came back down and waited a bit.
Then she would bring the soapstone back down,
and we quickly ran upstairs and jumped into a warm bed.
We never got out of bed until morning.
However by morning our noses were cold.
We really did not want to get out of bed...
but we did.
When I say there was no insulation,
I meant just that.
You could see all of the wood joints in the walls.
There was no drywall on the walls or ceiling.
Just a wood floor.
Very primitive indeed.
This was life in our gramma B's farmhouse.
My gramma made all of her feather beds
with feathers from her geese and ducks.
We also had feather pillows.
I added in the black sad irons because these are
also what my gramma B used.
She would also need to put these on the stove
to heat up before ironing.
The big blue tick fabric hanging is an actual
casing for a twin feather bed.
The person I bought this from thought it would
sell faster if she removed all of the feathers from it.
I wish she had not done that.
You can also see other blue tick patterns in some
of the pillows I have.
In other news.
Today is my sister's 60 birthday.
I will call her in a bit and tell her she s an old lady now. LOL
We are also in store for either another 5 inches,
or a wintry mix this morning.
I just hope we have customers.
Well if not, I will be working on finishing up
my hooked eggs.
Then if I have time,
will work on a poodle skirt ornament.
This will be part of one of my vintage trees.
Am going to have a 1950's themed one.
My mom helped with this.
Am getting excited for this theme!
What's on tap for the remainder of your weekend?
Winter Memory Blessings To All!