Friday, March 16, 2012

Rolling Pin Collection



Mary, thank-you for reminding me to do this...it is a long ever-due promise I made to Megan, at Lilacs and Lavender. They used to be in baskets...as you'll notice on the last few photos, I have moved some up on top of my cupboards where they don't need to be dusted quite as often:)See comments for further explanations on how this came to be...:)

12 comments:

  1. Love your HUGE collection!! What an original idea to display them as a window valance too... Puts my little collection of 3 to shame ;) On a side note, I'm thinking about how best to answer some of those questions from last evening... hopefully I'll get back with you on that soon!

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  2. Megan, first off I reiterate ...play the game ONLY if you want to:) No pressure at all:)

    Yes, my rolling pin collection is a bit ridiculous but I've come too far to stop now:) Watch out! I began with 3:)

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  3. I am truly impressed with this collection. What an unusual thing to collect. Never heard of collecting them. Are there other rolling pin collectors that you know of? Where do you get most of them? How old is your oldest one?

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  4. Mary, I was intrigued by a collection in a Martha Stewart magazine...I think Matt was the baby, so I've been collecting them for a little over 13 years and I don't really know which is my oldest rolling pin. I have one that an antique dealer told me is from the late 1800's to early 1900's, but most of these rolling pins come from thrift stores and flea markets. A few from yard sales and a few from Winner's/Home-sense.

    In a Country Woman magazine a few years ago they showcased a woman's house from PA. USA and she collected rolling pins! So I am not going to be in the Guiness World book of records as the only rolling-pin collector:) She had wonderful ways of displaying them, but there is no carpenter in my family to build special holders etc, for them.Thus it is what it is. I know there are more out there that I've seen and simply cannot afford;) For now there are other more pressing needs which take my dollars:)

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  5. Thank you, Janet. I have enjoyed reading about this collection!

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  6. How many, Janet?! I'm intrigued, how long did it take you to collect these? Are there any that were hand me down from family?

    As I said, I'm interested!!

    Such a cool collection, Janet!

    Smiles to you!

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  7. Oops, I should have read your comment first! :)

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  8. Amazing Janet! I love this~ I collect tins and cookie cutters~
    These photos are wonderful...I so enjoyed this journey and learning more about you~ (Thank you for your kind words) I will comment tomorrow...you touched my heart; thank you so much~ @>-----

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  9. Isn't it interesting to find out what people collect? Ella, I have some tin cookie-cutters. Is there any I could send you? If I get your address (facebook, maybe) I could send you one as a surprise someday:) I decided a girl can't collect everything she likes...no room in my house so I chose the rolling pins:) Tin cookie cutters would be much more compact but oh, Well:)

    Hannah, I'm hoping as time goes by I will get some family hand-me-downs. I guess I didn't start collecting them early enough to get my grandma's and the rest of the families still use theirs:). Hannah. i hope to add more info on my collection on the post. I should have done that right away, but yesterday and today are quite busy...maybe tomorrow:)

    Thank-you for your interest and your comments!

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  10. This caught my photographers eye... what an incredible and wonderful collection.

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  11. Impressive! Does that mean you like to bake?

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