Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Teapot and The Cane

It sounds like a childrens book, doesn't it? It's not. Because of all of your You Capture comments this week, I decided to rescue the brass teapot and old cane from their seclusion in the basement.

Doesn't this remind you of the end of Miracle on 34th Street?

The teapot has a place of honor on top of the kitchen cabinets.

Cleaning and polishing these things this morning got me feeling a little nostalgic. Thinking about old times back in the old neighborhood when I was a kid. I lived in the best neighborhood ever. I swear every house had at least one kid, but most had more. In summer, we would be out of the house by nine and only came in for meals and finally bedtime. Do kids even get to do that anymore? Everyones mom and dad looked out for everybody else's kids. Parents never worried about their kids and we kids had a blast. Every single day of summer. I hope there are still neighborhoods like that around. I had the best childhood ever.


  1. Oh,it makes me so happy to see that tea pot with character sitting on that cabinet! I can too remember when I was a little girl, riding my bike and running around playing without any fear of a bad stranger grabbing me. I had a fun childhood also. That cane looks so happy leaning against that shelf too.

  2. I am so thrilled that you decided to use the old cane and the teapot in your house. They both have such character! I had a wonderful childhood too. We played outside a lot and the summer months were spent at a neighorbood park. We even walked or rode our bicycles to school. Oh, for those wonderful days of childhood. Love & blessings from NC!

  3. watch out for that cane when little miss is over! :)

  4. That stick is going to have to find a hiding place when Noodle makes her way over to Grammy and Poppa's house :)

  5. I love the fact that you brought your cane and teapot out of the basement and into view for every one else to enjoy.

    My son is growing up just like you grew up (and me for that matter). He loves being outside over inside. In fact he loves being bare foot and outside all day long. He'd live there if he could. So, to answer your question, yes, there are still kids that do that and neighborhoods that watch out for each other. :)


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