My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Caught Red Hand(l)ed!

Hello, and happy Monday.

This morning I was wondering, what is it about old red handled kitchen items that make me (and many others) go all Lady Ga-Ga?

The minute I spy one I am picking it up and tempting myself to take it home.

Last Friday a new item found it’s way into my heart.  This old red handled strainer.

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I wanted to see what other items had tempted me so I began pulling them out.  I have been picking them up for years.

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How can something as simple as this sweet little knob on this sifter be so tantalizing?  Does anyone know what the little tool with the serrated edge was used for?  I didn’t know, but somehow it didn’t matter.

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I love this chopper and masher!  Who cares if a bit of the paint is chipping off?

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I mean really, look how my pastry blender only has one chip of red paint left.  Still it managed to tempt me.  Oh and I must be ever so careful every time I wash it.  It would be tragic if that last piece was to vanish!  The little scoop holds the perfect amount of laundry detergent.

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Even a red handled potato dicer.  Not sure what it really is called.  But still, it couldn’t escape me.

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Just look at them.  They look so sweet and innocent.  But oh how they have a power over me!

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And now my attraction has even gone over to the dark side.  The men’s side that is.lol!  How could I resist this red handled tool?

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I was just about to end this post when I realized that I hadn’t included my sweet red handled rolling pins.

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How about you, do you ever get caught red hand(l)ed?

Hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Knick of Time Tuesday

Knick of Time Tuesday Party Image Large

It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday

33 comments:

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

They look sweet all clustered together. If it is old, it tempts me...red or not!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

They look sweet all clustered together. If it is old, it tempts me...red or not!

Ruby and Arthur said...

Hi Jann, I love your post today! I'm a green handle girl but the red ones are great too. I great collection of rolling pins, Jean

Sarah said...

Simple things, simple pleasure.........it's fun to know there are others who enjoy such things. I don't have a group of these myself, but I can relate. ;-)
Wonderful seeing them all together, especially the rolling pins.

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

Your collection brings back such sweet memories of my grandmothers kitchen.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a great collection!

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh, yes, and green handled too! I have an old yellowware bowl on the shelf over the kitchen sink filled with some of these great old wooden handled tools. I love them but I don't use them. Some are too rusty and fragile now. Fun collection Jan!

The Farmers Daughter said...

There's just something about red, huh, Jann? I'm right there with you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They catch my eye, too! I just got an old cheese grater...red handle! Love all of your great collection!

Katherine Wolak said...

Hmmm I dont have an idea why, but they are TEMPTING indeed! :) Your collection is so pretty!

Hugs,

Ellie VanCaster said...

Whew do those call up some kitchen memories-LOL

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I think we are drawn to the older red or green handled utensils as it brings back memories of the kitchens we were raised up in. Thanks for sharing your great collection.
Hope you are having a great week.

NanaDiana said...

I love the old red-handled ones but I don't have any pieces of it. My Mom had several things with red handles and I wish I had them now. I do have a few pieces with the green from that same era. Blessings- xo Diana

Shelia said...

I love seeing your red handles! So many you have and I would be glad to take a few off your hands! Happy New Year!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Cindy said...

I don't think I've bought any of those red handled temptresses, but they call my name every time there is one around. I LOVE them too, and one day I will have my own collection, but I have to have a bigger house first.
I really enjoyed seeing your red-handled collection today.
Hugs, Cindy

Maureen said...

There's something so wonderful about old kitchen tools. They just remind me of Mom's and Grandma's kitchens and all the good things that were made in there!

AnneMarie said...

Great post! All those kitchen utensils remind me of my Mums kitchen when I was growing up. I still have some of my Mums red handled kitchen bits and bobs, love using them and thinking of her! Lots of love from a dull old England! xx

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Oh yes, I would be there too! Lovely collection, the rolling pins look great on display all together!
It's the red, it will get you every time...
All the Best,
Christine

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Never cared for red, was a green girl. That was until I bought 1515 and decided to do opposite of what I do at my house!
Great pieces.

cynthia lee designs said...

I have several of the same pieces with red handles. Right now, they are in a box waiting for the new shelves to go back in my newly remodeled kitchen. We are hoping to get them up this Saturday and I can't wait...they have been in a box for 6 months.
I love your collection!!
~Cindy

Susie said...

I am liking all those red handles. The little ceramic stove is adorable. xoxo,Susie

Rose L said...

You opened my eyes. I never noticed handles and such before. Had to go look and most of mine are green or black. Oh well...

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Jann!
I'm on my sons laptop and having some fun visiting all my favorite blogging buddies tonight. I'm so glad I discovered your RED post! You know me...I love red, too!
You have some darling vintage kitchen tools. I love the wooden handles and farmhouse looking gadgets. Your touch of red gingham is the perfect background for each cheerful item.
I'm so glad you stopped by. I appreciate your generous comments about my miniatures. If I remember correctly..You made several miniatures before you started making big quilts. My poor family is still freezing to death begging for more big quilts.
Have a sweet week, my dear!
Carolynn xxx

xinex said...

Oh how adorable! You are so creative and talented! Love the vintage kitchen stuff too!...Christine

LV said...

You have a great vintage collection of kitchen items. You should share them on Vintage Thursday as well. I have a few of my mothers like these.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann I'm all tempted by them also! Oh my and the chipper the red the better. It's an illness I tell ya!

hugs, Linda

Mary said...

Loved them all but for some reason the red knob on the sifter really caught my eye!!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love this post Jann and all your darling red handled kitchen utensils. I'm so sad, I inherited some from my mom but our house is so very tiny that I couldn't keep them. WAH! I did take photos though, so I do have the memories of them for always.

Happy Rednesday and Happy New Year!

Winnie said...

I think it's a ver nice collection! And I like red in my kitchen :)

Debra said...

Oh I love this post :)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love red and red handles but I also pick up green ones too.

ThrifterSisters said...

I love all of the red handled utencils best when they are chippy. It just shows how well loved and used they were:-)

Happy Rednesday!

Erica

AllyJo said...

I have an aqua kitchen and love finding red pieces for it. I have several red handled rolling pins. Thanks for sharing all your pretties.