Friday, November 4, 2011


When I set off on my travels a couple of weeks back, I hoped to return with the inspiration for a story or two. As you know from my previous post the short trip was not what I bargained for. I returned home stiff, tired and a little disappointed.

However, when hubby and I returned to fetch our daughter from camp we stopped off at a little antique store in Clinton. And this is what I found.

My dream is to have a farmhouse kitchen and at the moment I'm about halfway there. I've got pine furniture, open shelves, a collection of old tins and the odd ornamental chicken or cow. And I've got plans involving a stack of T&G wood, some chicken wire cupboard doors and more than a few patchwork creations.

So when I saw this treasure I snapped it up. There's something cosy about those eggs nestled in that lovely warm toned wood, isn't there?

The little metal disc is stamped Northern Prairie Timber Company, so I assume it hails from Canada or USA.

I've never seen anything like it. Have you?


  1. Oh, that is so cute! No, I've never seen anything like it. I've seen a hammock to swing your bananas in - that was a novelty! But I like this better - a cosy home for the eggs. Your kitchen sounds delightful. :)

  2. Thanks Joanne! Hope NaNo is going well :)

  3. I love that box with the eggs in it. Did it come with the eggs? Hope you get inspiration soon.

  4. Clarissa - it came empty.
    I've found a small seed of inspiration - I'm just waiting for it to germinate!

  5. Adorable - and in Clinton of all places! :)