30 April, 2012

All about a mixing bowl.

Yip, that's what this post is all about...random much?
While we were in New Zealand, my Sister-in-law, Monya, had the most awesome, most 'hugest' mixing bowl ever. It had been handed down to her from her Grandmother. So there was no way, I was gonna convince her to pass it my way ;-)

A few weeks back, while browsing through Chefs 'n Icers {seriously, that shop is to die for}...I stumbled across an almost exact replica! Without even blinking an eyelid, or checking the price tag...I grabbed the last of the biggest size, and bought it. It's absolutely perfect...
Now...I know what you are thinking...it's a mixing bowl Hayley! Trust me...I am thinking the same thing...get over it! But when you have close family living so very faraway, we'll take anything, no matter how  small it is, too remember, or remind us about them. Every single time I pull out the bowl {which I now call 'Monya's bowl' in my head}...it reminds me of her, and that her bowl was passed down through her family to her. 
And yes mine is bright and shiny new...but it has some sentimental value already...

And this afternoon...we whipped it out again...to bake my families condensed milk cookies...
You see...it really is the small things...that keep our two little families connected...

17 comments:

SallyJ said...

I have one of those that was my Gran's!!! I love it to bits!

Jenty said...

Nothing better than a good mixing bowl... I need one.

Bo said...

Okay, seriously! My niece must never know you exist. You totally put me to shame as an Aunt! Those biscuits are too die for Hayley!

Nat said...

I have one of those too... they are the best mixing bowls ever!
It's nice that you have that connection with faraway family...

Bailey Schneider said...

This is one of the sweetest posts I've read in a while. It's all about the small things and sentimentality.
Those biscuits look more-ish! :)
Much love Bailey, from Vanilla Blonde

Nicholas said...

Hayley when I first saw the picture I thought you must have taken the picture while you were here... Than I thought hey!.. Are you baking in it?! You really are the best sister-in-law any one can ever ask for. You make me feel so appreciated and special!

Thank you so much I will forever be baking with you when I use my bowl.
Love you and Francois so so much.
Monya

Vanessa said...

OH that mixing bowl brings back memories. My mom has one too - and I definitely want it *one* day. I'd forgotten about it until you showed it and then it was like "Whoosh" down memory lane :)

Shayne said...

I have one too - handed down from Dean's mum - love it!

Lynette said...

My gran had one just like that...awesome. You must be the best aunt in the world to your nephews.

blackhuff said...

I remember my gran also had one like that.

cat said...

Oh this is a beautiful post. Full of heart and soul stuff. My gran had one xactly like this - my mom has it at the moent. I have my eye on it for future use. And I do love your cookies - bought butter nad condensed milk yesterday to make a batch. Never thought of adding some details though

tania said...

oh my word!! i like that mixing bowl,will be looking around for one like that in my family;) oh your biscuits are looking yummy:)

Pamela said...

My granny had one just like it. So often I think back to that bowl and wonder what happened to it. Whenever I see one similar I think of her.

Lovely Light said...

Aw! I totally get it. I brought my mother's old wooden mixing spoon with me to SA. She'd abandoned it, but I had many memories of her using it to make cookies and dinner.

I have a can of condensed milk and have been wanting to use it- thanks for the recipe!

Fiona said...

You're like the best Aunty in the world!

I think your mixing bowl rocks. What a nice find :)

Kirsty said...

My mom has one.... I MUST steal from her... ;) x

Ordinarylife said...

So, I told my mom about this post, and how I often wondered what had happend to my granny's mixing bowl... and no, she did not have it. But her boyfriend has one in his house that he was going to give to a charity shop! It belonged to his late wife and he does not use it. Guess who has it now!! ME! YAY. I am going to pay the charity of his choice what they would have sold it for.
Happy girl.