Friday, February 26, 2010

Good old memories

As I walked into the living room I could smell the sweet cookies mom was baking .
She used to make them not for special moments but when she had time to stay home , she was a piano teacher and she worked a lot that time, when I was 5 or 6.
Last week I went to my parents house and my dad gave me this old kitchen scale that reminds me those good old times... Nowadays mom has a new and good one, smaller and lighter. Vintage stuff is what I love and this one means so much to me that now I have it on my kitchen window sill.
And when I look at it, I still can smell the cookies...



Collections...
It may look an ordinary eraser, anyway they are special to me because I like the touch and this salmon colored one looks so... vintage!
The Unbrella ( yes, with N!!!) came from Japan a looong time ago and I don´t know why I have been keeping it, I just like it!
The white one is new and I have to confess, it´s something obsessive , I bought a box with 20 of them!!! don´t ask me why...

Inside the kitchen drawer I have these very useful kitchen towels and I love them for their details, RED details , the embroidered ones that my mother in law made to me, I use them every day so I must treat them well. The more you use them they get better!

Oh, I even don´t know how to draw a decent circle but it doesn´t matter, I love collecting pastel crayons, pencils, watercolour pencils, I adore the metal pencil cases as I open it I can smell those special crayon perfume.

Am I the only one with these obsessions or are you the kind that collect something weird or ordinary or different?
These were just a few to name because I ´ve got lots of collections and maybe I´ll post here any other day...

until then, I hope you enjoy your weekend and try to look around, maybe you haven´t noticed you have collected rocks, bookmarks, old recipes, perfume boxes, whatever... it´s an interesting thing to do, to share with us, with your son or just to yourself.

Comments

4 comments:

Vanessa Maurer said...

Certas coleções começam meio que por instinto, eu penso... num futuro próximo, são capazes de nos trazerem boas lembranças... e recordar coisas boas, é sempre muito bom mesmo!

life in yonder said...

What a beautiful red kitchen scale!

I used to collect rubbers as wells. In all shapes and forms AND smells!

Sweet bug said...

Oh me, oh my...
I have a slight problem with "bungu" too. I buy them. Non stop!! They say... "Mata byouki ga hajimatta!!" I have a box of 100 all colors ball point pen!! And they glitter! Tihihihi!!!

Lori ann said...

I love your collections Mina, and i see a familiar kitchen towel there! it's the same as mine, the pink and blue ones that hang in my kitchen now! I love this post!