Most of us this time of year spend a lot of time in our kitchens so why not surround ourselves with antiques filled with festive charm that makes us happy! After all we have been through these past couple years we certainly do deserve it!!!! This next gathering is filled with an array of exciting Christmas treats as pictured and does include the contents.
A dry grain measures was used as my inspiration to create this flavorful ensemble. The paint color located on the outside surface is hard to describe but is close to a squash green toned down with murky browns. There is wear on the very top edges of the measure as shown in images 8 & 10. An arrow also highlights the front area located at the bottom that reveals a small chip to the overlap as referenced in image 5. This measure is in overall great condition without any cracks or holes to report.
The inside and bottom areas exhibit a dark crushed walnut hue that is delicious! I filled this piece with prairie grass to gain height for the greens, cookie cutters, gingerbread, pine cones, apples and cinnamon stick pleasantries housed inside as shown in images 10, 2 & 12.
The gingerbread was hand made and is not edible. He is enhanced with a wool hat, muffler, chenille candy cane and was decorated with allspice accent features. **Note: After the holidays are over you can just place the gingerbread between paper towels that will cover him completed and store in a Ziplock bag. Keep in a cool and dry area possibly in your pantry and he will serve you well for the next holiday season and beyond.
Two holiday tin vintage cookie cutters were added, one boasting a tree and the other one represents a reindeer in flight. Some surface rust related to age is present on both cutters but overall they are in good condition.
Various pine cones, cinnamon sticks with anise and two small apples dot the landscape laid on top of the snow tipped greens.
This colorful arrangement can be placed on a kitchen table perhaps on top of a breadboard with an old rolling pin nearby or can also be tucked in a cupboard surrounded by apothecary jars filled with peppermint candy, red licorice or dried pomegranates for a special seasoned pantry look. I am sure you will have fun deciding where to place this interesting piece in your home for the holidays! Enjoy!
Dry measure stands 4 ½” tall, measures 6 ¾” across the top opening and measures almost 7” across the bottom. Gingerbread stands 6 ¾” tall and measures 3” across the widest point, bottom (feet area). Tree cookie cutter stands almost 5” tall, measures 2” across the front @ the widest point (lower branch) and is almost 1” deep. Reindeer cookie cutter stands 2” tall, measures 2 ¾” across the front (leg area) and is almost 1” deep.