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Heirlooms

  • October 29, 2009 - 10:57 am
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No, not the tomatoes although those are amazing, I’m talking about quality objects that are passed down through the generations.  I don’t think we really understand this concept in our disposable society .  We buy cheap with the idea that once it gets worn out we can just buy another cheap thing to replace it.  What is missing from the equation is sustainability.  When you buy quality, well made things they last and don’t end up in landfills.  I think I am finally embracing this concept it was the hardest for me to really grasp as I love Target, Old Navy and Ikea and I still will buy certain things from those stores, but for larger purchases I am trying to look toward the future and buy as high of quality as I can afford in a style that I won’t hate in five years.  I find that accessories like pillows, candles and the like really help to make a very basic, well made piece of furniture reflect my own funky style.

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In the spirit of the heirloom I want to turn you on to these amazing aprons made with love by Ice Milk Aprons .  I am including a picture of my favorite one and Christmas is fast approaching, hint, hint.  The beauty of these aprons is the ability to put a monogram on the apron with the idea being that as you pass the apron to the next generation they too add their initials and the history of the women who cooked in this fine apron is preserved.  I hesitate to mention the fact that these are a little more expensive than your average apron, but as someone who loves to cook I can assure you it is a gift that I would continue to love over the years and would remember the person who gifted me with this heirloom each time I took it out to cook.

51This is the Rollings of Cinnamon Apron that I fell in love with – all the aprons have equally clever names BTW.

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    December 10, 2010 @ 2:13 am

    I’d come to see eye to eye with you on this. Which is not something I typically do! I really like reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to speak my mind!

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