I grew up in a home that always smelled great because my mother was, and still is, a fabulous baker.
Even though I do bake a bit I certainly didn’t inherit her natural talent for it. But I did inherit my father’s natural talent for eating it and appreciating it. 🙂
I have memories of cookies, pies, cakes, cinnamon buns… just to name a few tasty treats. There’s nothing quite like fresh baking to make you feel at home the minute you walk in the door.
Mmmmm! I can almost smell it right now.
Am I making you hungry? lol.
I guess that’s why when I see vintage baking thingies at the thrift store I feel drawn to them. They remind me of my mom baking in the kitchen when I was a little girl.
I used to think it was such fun to sift the flour using a sifter much like this $2 find.
I love it when things have such a great used patina. Love love love the red stripes.
I can only imagine how many wonderful smells this sifter helped to create.
But sifters aren’t just for sifting.
Old sifters can be repurposed into cool projects too… like my vintage sifter and measuring spoon wind chime.
Or my very quick and easy Halloween Jack O Lantern.
And this well worn beauty holds pens, pencils, and markers in my craft studio.
Even though I love all 3 of those sifters.
This beauty is my very favorite that I’ve found so far, and will go perfectly in my aqua and red kitchen.
It’s especially sentimental to me because it was made in Toronto, Canada, and that’s where I was born and raised… and my mom still lives there in the same house.
As a girl I could have been sifting flour for my mom’s baking using this very same sifter, and every time I use it I’ll be reminded of those wonderful smells of childhood.
What could be cooler than that?
I can only think of one thing… still getting baking care packages sent home with us every time we visit. Yes!
Thanks Mom! 🙂
Memories never smelled soooo good.
Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!