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Monday, September 23, 2013

Vintage Rolling Pins


I brought these home from the auction last week.
I really wanted the milk glass one for myself...it would be fun
to use and look great in my grey and white kitchen!
And when they put the other three in a group and the bid
was low, I took those, too!  I love the Springerle Mold one.
You roll out cookie dough, then roll this mold over the dough,
which creates little squares with the designs.  Then just
use a pizza wheel to cut the squares into pretty little cookies!


The lovely Lauren didn't have a rolling pin yet, so she chose
the pretty dark wood one.  It's carved from one piece of wood,
very smooth and beautiful!  

I love thinking about their history, how many Thanksgiving
pies they made and how many generations they were
passed through.  They also look right at home with my
grey marble rolling pin, which I got as a wedding gift.
Hmm....it's probably considered vintage, too!
I guess I officially have a collection now!




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    1. aren't they beautiful? Better than any new one...I love the old!

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  2. First!
    Take that
    Pat
    You must
    Eat my dust!
    Lol!

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    1. Yay for you.
      Pat will say Boo!
      ha.

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    2. And you rhymed, too!
      How clever of you! ha.

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    3. Pfffffft I will say
      At your bay

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  3. I like them all, too. But my fav is the one with the molded designs in it. Especially like the rooster design. Old rolling pins have such character and history. And like you said, they could tell many stories. Great purchase!

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    1. I can't wait to try that one! Someone at the auction said it would make a pretty design for the top crust of a pie, too!

      I'd love to know the history...kind of sad that someone ended up not wanting them! But you know me....I take in all things unwanted...animal or not. hahaha.....

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  4. I love these all Betsy, it's always a good idea to have rolling pins!

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    1. haha...yep, and that big one is huge and heavy...I could use it as a weapon! lol....

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  5. You now have vintage weapons at your sea
    Don't want to mess with thee
    Like the design one the best
    Could give one a tattoo as you whack them in the chest lol

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    1. HA! A tattoo marker! Why didn't I think of that!
      Would be easy to find the guy who attacked!

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  6. and a wonderful collection it is, I just saw a rolling pin rack, I think it was on Pinterest, it would be nice to display them on! I love Laurens choice, it would have been mine as well,

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  7. I love these vintage rolls pins Betsy!

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    1. reminds me of the picture you had on my wall the other day! I think the very next day I got these and thought of you!

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    2. Yes Betsy I put this picture because I love old things especially to bake I dont know maybe reminder my grand mom anyway I love the white of course I was thinking in have other one only I have a wood pin so normal but I would love have other really old is so pretty.Thanks by think in me lol

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  8. wow that one with textures is pretty cool...
    i take it that is for cookies?
    what would you mark with it?

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  9. I think it's a great collection! And how nice to share one with Lauren. Now she has the start of her own collection.

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    1. well, I know she'll want to make cut out cookies at some point! Now she's ready!

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  10. Very nice collection! My mom has a couple of the ones to make designs but I don't remember her ever using them, they look really pretty in a big basket on top of her fridge though.

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    1. I have mine in a granite ware bucket so I can enjoy them while they aren't in use. Too pretty to hide away!

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  11. My favorite is the milk glass one. I've seen clear glass ones, of course, but never milk glass!

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    1. It was my fave, too! I'd never seen one like it! If you lived closer, I'd bake you a sugar free pie! :)

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  12. Happy belated birthday Betsy! Those are beautiful rolling pins. I was at a swap meet years ago and saw a really large rolling pin. I picked it up and the lady told me she called it a 'man tamer'. Yikes. I'll never forget that and hope your Lauren doesn't need the rolling pin for that! I got the etsy pin in from you and it is gorgeous. thanks! Taria

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    1. Thanks, Taria! Glad your pin arrived safely! Thanks for shopping in my shop! So fun to send things to people I 'know'. ha.

      Lauren and I were laughing at that really big rolling pin on the left...it weighs a ton! We were calling it a weapon. lol....it doesn't look that big in the photo, but it's a monster!

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  13. I do like the one that makes the pattern!! How inventive!! Take care
    x

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  14. hahahaha hard to think of oneself as vintage but I guess so. We all get there after 25 years.
    I have a metal rolling pin and I love it the most but I like the one with the square designs too.

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    1. almost married 30 years, so I guess it's official then! haha.

      metal? Now I want to see it!

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  15. They are beautiful!
    I have two wooden rolling pins, one my own and one from my mother's house.
    They have made many a pie and truckloads of cookies!

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    1. love that.....lots of love rolled out with both of them!

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  16. Great buy, Betsy...
    I have 3 rolling pins...
    One of my Moms...and 2 that came with the cottage...
    The cottage ones are painted on the ends...one is green, the other red...
    Perhaps shortbread rolled out and patterned with the fancy one!

    Enjoy your day!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. well, how fun that two came with the cottage! I'm sure that was the selling point. lol.... Love that the handles are painted!
      Shortbread...that's an excellent idea!

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  17. The patterned rolling pin is lovely. I never saw one like it before. It reminds me of some patterned paint rollers I saw at an exhibition. The artist picked the rollers up for a song in a market as they are no longer the fashion but they were used all over.... Romania was it? Maybe Poland or Czechoslovakia? to decorate walls. And old fashioned version of rag rolling perhaps. One whole wall of the gallery was decorated with these rollers. Very pretty.

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    1. well, I think that should back into fashion...that paint technique sounds lovely!

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  18. Lovely old rolling pins! It's always fun to begin a new collection.

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    1. I didn't really NEED a new collection! ha. ;)

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  19. I love these! My sister *not Velvet* is a rolling pin freak. She loves old rolling pins and makes all her own pie crust. Yes. I buy mine. haha.
    She like you loves the history of rolling pins and got her love of them from our paternal Grandmother who was a master at baking, canning and sewing. There wasn't anything the woman couldn't cook, can or sew. Some of our dads, and aunties clothing in old pic's are unreal. I didn't
    really realize how many ruffles little boys wore back in the day. She even sewed their sunday suits. One amazing Grand.
    The milk white one is perfect. I couldn't let it go. The carved one would make such pretty crust and/or cookie dough.
    Nice find!

    JaG

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    1. wow...amazing Grand is right! How very talented! I know..had to have the milk glass one! Can't wait to use it!

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  20. History, love, unique, useful, artistic and vintage.
    Sounds like they are all keepers to me.

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    1. Yep...and the big one can be a weapon if I ever need it. ha.

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  21. You do find the coolest items at your auctions. Sure hope you managed to stay warm today...that wind was a bit nippy for sure.

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  22. I love all of these Betsy. I collect rolling pins too ~ my favorite is the one I inherited from my Mom. It's got such a nice patina from years and years of use, it looks almost identical the the dark one-piece one that Lauren chose. Lot's of good memories when I use that one!

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    1. She did choose a pretty one...it had a really nice weight and feel to it! How fun that you collect rolling pins, too!

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  23. Lovely pins Betsy, especially the little one for the cookies. I see that you are already ticking things off on your fall list - way to go! Your comment about the waterproof keyboards on your what is happening now made me smile inside. It is amazing that you can find the way to smile through this, I really admire you for this. I find it so hard dealing with my elderly father in law who (thank goodness does not tape stuff down!) gets up to all sorts - leave the freezer door open to melt everything!! - and I find it so hard to smile, so you I will try and picture your keyboards and smile.

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    1. Oh, you have to smile, Amy! ...otherwise, it would be way too hard to deal with. :) I am sure you can relate in little ways with your father-in-law. ...and we've had a melty freezer a time or two! ha.

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  24. Hi Betsy .. those look just wonderful and how great that Lauren needs one of said pins. Couldn't agree more about the patterned one - how lovely to see ..

    Cheers Hilary

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