With sunshine streaming through the windows now, it's hard to believe my last post was on our snow day. The weather since warmed up and we've been enjoying plenty of time outdoors in the sunshine. All of us had a major case of cabin fever - Justus and I so much that we immediately embarked on a spring project: putting in a fence around our garden! The fence is a time-consuming job but is essential this year with our chickens foraging around the yard during the day.
Now you're probably wondering what a fence has to do with pudding basins... but since the fence is not presentable at the moment, I thought I'd share a recent favorite purchase.
As you know, I have a love for anything old, but occasionally something new will draw my eye too. Such was the case with these Mason Cash pudding basins. Although new, these are the traditional white basins, the design said to be unchanged for over a hundred years.
When I first saw them, I knew they would make perfect mixing bowls. (The thought did cross my mind... A pudding basin? What's that?) After a little research I discovered that the bowls are called pudding basins as their original and intended purpose was, in fact, to be used to steam puddings with, the rim itself even being useful.
I justified this purchase in my mind by listing all the reasons this would be a very functional purchase.
But, in all honestly, I was really just picturing how pretty the bowls would look lined up on my open shelves, their simplicity and classic design a perfect fit in my mind. (wink)
Have a wonderful week!