Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Antique Rolling Pin and Treasures and Trinkets Thursday!

Today I wanted to share my old glass rolling pin, my mom gave me.  It has such a curvy, feminine shape and I love it!





Glass rolling pins were used in Victorian homes, and were sometimes given as a gift to a young lady from a serious young man, when he was wooing her for marriage.





These rolling pins originally came filled with baking powder, vinegar or cocoa powder.  They were later emptied and filled with cracked ice or ice water to keep the dough chilled while working with it.  I fill mine with a pretty pink potpourri to put in my pretty
pink kitchen!




Ok, that’s my treasure for the week…what’s yours?
Link up something you love, a project, or whatever your heart desires. I would appreciate a link back to my page, if you know how to do it.

Have a great day!
Hugs
Missy

17 comments:

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I have never seen one of those before! I have heard of them but not seen one. Interesting facts about what came in them and all. I love the flowers in yours...makes it so pretty to display in your kitchen! Hey....I am LOVIN this weather! Hope you are too!~Hugs, Patti

Fairfield House said...

Missy,

I love your antique glass rolling pin. I always imagine who my antiques belonged to when they were new and picture them using it.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Sherri said...

Missy, I have an antique rolling pin just like that! I have antique glass marbles in it and I have it hanging on the wall!! I love it! I'm thinking I need to change out what I have in it more often.

Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

I love that rolling pin. I've never seen one before (and am now thinking how genius a pin you can put ice water in actually is). It looks gorgeous with the potpourri!

Kathy said...

This is lovely! I have a few rolling pins I have collected! Wish I had a clear one like this!!!
Will try to join your party soon!
Kathy

Victoria said...

That is lovely! I'd be afraid to use it, it's too pretty!!! I keep meaning to link up to your party, I have such a bad memory these days:(

Diann said...

Hi Missy!
I would love to get a glass rolling pin. My grandma always used for filled with ice for her pie dough.
How is your hubby doing? I hope he is great!
Have a wonderufl day!

tinajo said...

How sweet, I´ve never seen one before! :-)

Kelly said...

Wow, I've never heard of these! That's pretty clever to be able to put ice in them. But I can't imagine a girl today liking that as a gift from her boyfriend! :)

Kelly

Patty@sewingseeds said...

I have never seen such a pretty rolling pin before. I agree that I would be afraid to use it. Thank you for my pretty card in the mail. You made my day!

clarizzamarcelo said...

what an elegant rolling pin. i might opt not to use it myself ^_^

Linda said...

That is so special, Missy...I haven't seen one like it before!

aimee said...

i just learned something new! i have seen glass rolling pins before, but had no idea what was used to fill them. the next one i see is mine! thank you for the info. your rolling pin is so sweet with the flowers inside.
blessings,
aimee

afistfullofweeds* said...

If I ever get wooed with a rolling pin, Unless, its George Clooney, I would probably bonk him on the head with it!!

Sandy Ang said...

Thanks for sharing this. I've never seen one before. How clever to fill them with ice to cool the dough as one works it.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This rolling pin is so unique! I have never seen one like it. I love the idea of being able to fill it with ice water to keep the dough cold.Really like your blog!

Joanne said...

I tried to link up a picture, to no avail :o( But i did really enjoy your post! Blessings, Joanne

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