who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?

IMG_8432 Little Red Riding Hood now graces our counter.  Little Red graced my counter as a child.  And Little Red graced my mom's counter as a child.  Interestingly, neither my mother or hers actually kept cookies in her!  She was purely for show and cookies were stored else where.

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Every time I see her from the living room I have a flash back to the yellow gingham curtains, dark cabinets, and soaking fruit cake jar by the corner counter from my childhood home in the south.  And now Little Red has a new story and new life amongst thoroughly thrilled children.

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Little Red is from the 40s, from when my grandmother married and began her collection of housewares.  She has been passed through a long line of admirers to me.  And my mom knows that, since I always mention I want it put in her will for me. (And the little crank music box??)  Most gratefully, she's letting me love and use her now.  I reassured mom that Little Red would always be filled!

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Ane tonight she is for the first time ever! Icebox cookies by request fill her tummy and tonight for family night, ours, too.

the sleepy time gal