Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I remember my Mom had an iron skillet and an aluminium skillet. They were medium sized pieces that were used to cook most of our meals. She also had a small, med and large cooking pot. Space was at a minimum so we did not have all the different sized pots, pans and gadgetry a modern kitchen would have today. It’s amazing how easily we got by without all the extras. I found this skillet in a local thrift store. It was on the bottom shelf with other pots and pans on top of it. I first saw the wooden handle, I had to stoop down and pull it out so I could take a better look at it. Its fluted edge appealed to me. Such a simple design with a little decoration on the edges won my heart. Something about the pan seemed to convey that it was tired and had given up on having a useful life; it was used up and no one would want it. Well, how wrong could a pan be? I painted it with a simple design by Terrye French. I added a tag, fabric bow and a vintage cookie cutter to perk up its old tired bones. This used up pan ended up with a new life after all. I think if pans could talk this one would say “thanks for seeing something useful in me”.