Grandma's Kitchen


Grandma's Kitchen 

Grandma's kitchen was the center of the house-two bedrooms off to the side and a bath that was added after the house was built.  The front room was the living room and another bedroom. But the kitchen is where everyone gathered to visit and share a meal.
  
This is classic southern vintage, from the Tupperware salt and pepper shaker holder to the green Formica chrome dining table and chairs.  The cabinets are all metal and match the two door gas stove.  The pie safe (on the right hand side of the room) now sits in my dining room.

That looks like biscuits left over from breakfast sitting on the table and I bet ya anything she would have next been putting a pot of peas on when the girls finish the dishes, adding a leftover slice of bacon for good measure.   These girls are my aunts- Sue and Judy.  Southern to the core, and sweet as can be.  I think this photo was taken in the early 70's.

I would call dish washing by hand vintage, but that's how I do it...maybe I am vintage, too!

You can read more about my grandmother if you click on the link below the photo.

sharing with ABC Wednesday ~ D  {dining table, dishwashers}& Tuesday's Treasures

48 comments:

  1. My grandmother had metal kitchen cabinets and the metal sink. The kitchen was the center too, except for holidays.

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  2. I love that picture and I love that stove!! Best stove I ever had was one like that one.

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  3. I had metal cabinets in a home i bought, but put them in my basement for storage.I would love to have tried her biscuits.

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  4. That looks a lot like my grandmother's kitchen. Hers was tiny though.

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  5. So many of these items were in my kitchen growing up. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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  6. Add me to the vintage washer uppers.
    Love the look of that kitchen. And the nostalgia in the post. I never knew any of my relatives, and feel the lack.

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  7. classic sweetness. made me smile. :)

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  8. What a fun post! I loved the 70s.

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  9. These are special memories. Yes,I too am 'vintage' by washing dishes by hand.

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  10. Your Aunts are very cute, Terri.
    Your Grandmother's kitchen has a lot of the same details that my Mother had in our kitchen.
    I still hand wash my dishes too. I guess we're both vintage!

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  11. I love this photo. It reminds me of the kitchen I grew up in...only bigger! We had the same table only it was red and the exact same salt & pepper shakers! Thank you for the memory.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  12. What a cool old photo! I wash dishes by hand too.

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  13. Yes, 70's or even earlier. I like old photos that show our day to day life.

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  14. I am also one of those rare vintage girls, even with a dishwasher, we do most of the dishes by hand unless family come to stay.Then that machine gets such a fright!!! Love the story behind your photo.

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  15. Great looking back and I am old enough to do that.

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  16. The stove and sink/counter, reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen. Always a big country breakfast, with leftovers on the table to snack on, sometimes with a white cloth over the food. Love this photo! Looks like something out of a vintage magazine! I still wash my dishes, too. Never liked a dishwasher.

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  17. I so enjoy seeing "older" kitchens!! Thank you for sharing this one. Kitchens are my favorite rooms in the house.

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  18. Great photo of your Aunts. The table looks very familiar, I think we had one when I was young. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  19. That kitchen looks so familiar to me --as a child. It was my my grandmother's kitchen.. It was my Mother's kitchen... (That's how old I am! ha ha ).... I guess I am 'vintage' also since I wash dishes by hand 99.9% of the time also.... ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. Hello my name is vintage and I still wash dishes just like this. My mother had a table much like this one my grandmother's kitchen was not even half the size of this kitchen. I love seeing old pictures and looking at all the things from my past. By the seventies my kids Waring School

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  21. So many memories from this photo - thank you. Also hand wash the dishes. With an empty nest and everyone settled out of town didn't seem any need to replace the dishwasher. (second thoughts when they come to visit ;)

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  22. There is something so charming about an old kitchen like this.

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  23. What fun - though I have to say, that would have been my kitchen - not my grandmother's - oh dear, that is a sobering thought. Great capture of what a day in the kitchen was like.

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  24. A nice nostalgic picture. I feel foolish but I don't remember any kitchens from my younger days. I don't know why. I do remember my MIL's kitchen though---very vintage.
    MB

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  25. lovely photo...and yes i do remember such interiors... part of my childhood...

    Have a nice ABC-W-Day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
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  26. Thanks for your visit to my blog. This picture looks like my old house where I crew up....especially the stove. I remember the ice box and the ice man coming once a week. Pictures like these are just amazing. I just love looking at it. ran treasure. genie

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  27. What a fun picture! I bet they made some good food!

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  28. When we bought our first house back in 1975, I told my husband we could do without a dishwasher (to save money) but he went ahead and ordered one for me. I have never looked back!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  29. What a fabulous historical photo that is certainly a treasure! Love it. I remember that salt and pepper holder!

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  30. Good times!!! Great memories...sweet treasure with the photo too.

    I remember MY grandmother's home...Two Story [actually a 3rd story...an attic bedroom], the kitchen was as you say the busy room. There was no bathroom back then...just an outhouse to the right of the house -in a grove of trees. As I say...LONG ago...like 60 years ago.

    Even remembering my folks home, the kitchen was always where everyone would congregate.

    Loved reminiscing with you.

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  31. Fun post and photo! Vintage is always so intriguing ~

    Happy Days to you ~ ^_^

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  32. Yup, I'm vintage too.
    Delightful Dining table and Dishes with a friend ...or family...always makes it go better.

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  33. They had to have been your "cool" aunts. I think I have been there. Some of my best family times were spent with a towel in my hand after a big family dinner. Wonderful time for easy conversations. Still have a towel in my hands today also.

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  34. Lovely story! I was married in the 70's! This could have been my kitchen, except it would have been the harvest gold color!

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  35. I'm glad you have the pie safe.

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  36. We had a dinette set just like that one.
    Ann

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  37. I love old kitchens. Mine is a small open kitchen and linked to the livingroom. There is a kitchentable and three chairs. I sit there often and enjoy watching the birds in the back yard.

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  38. How neat, the kitchen has always been the center and soul of many homes. The table and chairs are fabulous! Thanks for sharing this treasured look back in time. I hope to see you again soon.

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  39. It's the pie safe that brings back memories..... and the homemade doughnuts it used to harbour....

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  40. This is a wonderful picture! It shows so many things from the past. From Formica to the metal cabinets! We had a metal table, metal cabinets, and I STILL have some Tupperware!

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  41. now THAT'S a picture out of time

    ROG, ABCW

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  42. What a lovely shot. A real treasure!

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  43. Great post and how true, the kitchen always seems to be the heart of the home. Love the photo with your aunts. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog, so very much appreciated :)

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  44. Nostalgia! What a beautiful story and photo of your grandma's kitchen ♥

    summerdaisy.net

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  45. This is a treasure. Absolutely wonderful. You are blessed to have such sweet memories. Hugs.

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  46. I'm vintage, too. :-) The scene reminds me of the first kitchen I know and is still my favorite.

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  47. What a wonderful, old, family photo! It really is like a time capsule capturing a scene of the times.

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  48. I love this post and I have enjoyed perusing many of your others too. Sweet blog you have here! So fun stopping by. Kindly, Lorraine

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