Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My Rolling Pin Fetish

I admit I have a problem. I just can't walk away from those beautiful old rolling pins! My husband wonders when the madness will end. Never, I say! As long as there are those brilliantly colored glass rolling pins (I actually have one that belonged to my great grandmother in amber color) and those gorgeous stoneware versions with the painted flowers, I'll never kick my habit!

I've found a great way to display my antique rolling pins. I picked up a wooden antique wine rack cheap, cheap, cheap at an estate sale and placed it on top of my antique ice chest. Instead of wine bottles, I placed my rolling pins in the slots, and it looks adorable! The accordian style racks are the best, as the staggered display allows each pin to be better seen. I've also placed some of my old rolling pins in dough bowls for a cute look, although it's a bit tougher to see the beautiful designs on those in the bowls. I recommend the solid, colored ones and wooden ones for that type of display.

I'd love to hear others' ideas on how to display these great old treasures!!

The photos above are courtesy of CountryLiving.com. The photos below are of my own display and rolling pins at our B&B.

Please share ideas! I have more pins to display!!!



Janet said...

The wine rack is a great idea. If I come up with something else I'll let you know. I love those painted stoneware pins too.

The Boosalis Bloggle said...

Hi Paula,

Thank you for the kind words. I'm sorry to hear about your degenerative arthritis and fibromyalgia. That does sound painful! You're so right...God is good and He gets us through every single thing we can and will encounter.

Maximillian Von Woof is absolutely adorable as is his name! Molly is such a beauty! I'm sure the two of them keep your sweet cats amused. =)

Your B&B is simply perfect! I thought the photos of your rolling pins display were out of a magazine! Everything looks so warm and inviting.


Pajama Mama said...

Paula...I love the old wine rack display. It's so charming! It'd be fun if you could figure out a way to affix some to the wall in a frame shap...then hang plates and other items inside the rolling pin frame?????? Your B&B looks so inviting...

Karen said...

Wow! What a great idea. I too have a rolling pin fetish. My smallest is about 4", and my largest is (from a baker) 27". I collect a lot of antiques like yellow ware bowls, green kitchen wares, train lanterns, yard sticks, marbles and much much more. My husband was glad when I came home without anything one time.....well, the church pew was delivered that evening! Lol. I absolutely LOVE the wine rack idea. I can't wait to look for one....well, many. I have approx 30 pins. Thanks for a great idea.