Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Second Chances.

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”.

9 comments:

kathyvintagegirl said...

I just love this!!!

basketsbyrose said...

Love it, love it! New life for an old pan!

Sheila said...

I love it when we can take something old and give it new life! Simple little painting pattern that make such a statement.
Wonderful job.
Have a great day~

The Crafty Crow said...

Very nice, I love it...I will look differently at old pans now.
Blessings,
~Ronda~

Beansieleigh said...

Love how you turned an old pan into something so sweet! ~tina

Brenda said...

That is so cool!! Love it!

Brenda

Patti said...

I completely agree with you..love the folk art painting by Terrye French

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Love this Willa.....I just found a massive cast iron skillet that I plan to paint on but its gonna be a "keeper" for me!
Hugs,
Lynn

The Old Cupboard Door said...

LOL Lynn, are you sure you are going to keep it? I often say I am going to keep it and then end up giving it away or putting it in my Etsy shop.

Awww Ladies, you are simply the sweetiest gals!

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