Sunday, May 2, 2010

Apothocary Drawer Pulls...

Moma had this huge apothecary cabinet, belonging to the old drugstore. You know the kind; ours had the Dr.'s office in back with the Soda Fountain on one side and the watch maker on the other.  Against the wall,  a bookshelf housed many of my Little Golden Books. Moma bought me plenty, but some I  just enjoyed looking through without purchasing.... The floors were laid with octagonal  white tiles where dainty round tables with matching bentwood ice cream parlor chairs waited, as the man behind the soda fountain, blinded since the war, expertly made my treat.

Healing Powder... Man, wonder why the Dr. doesn't prescribe more of this stuff!

This one has stood the test of time!

Remember when the first thing anyone did before they moved into a new place was put down the fly paper in the cabinets?  Or is that just a Southern Thing?  Well the Green Laws have probably outlawed this stuff, now..
The old cabinet used to be in the dining room growing up. Later, we moved to a smaller place and it was exposed to the weather. Eventually it was all but gone, when Moma saved the porcelain  knobs. And part of the dove-tail drawer fronts.  Now, they are on my kitchen cabinets... I love the memories they bring, not just of the old drugstore, but also my dining room growing up, where most every Sunday after church, we had fried chicken, right down the road from where I sit, typing.  The graphics are wonderful on these old knobs and my kitchen has black counter tops with a lot of  red!                                                                                                                                                

So, all those years ago, they had a remedy for asthma~ There are a bunch of  knobs, each with interesting stories, but my pics aren't any good, sorry. Some of the other knobs say Sasafras Bark and toothache remedy. I just think they are cool, and others  say black or red ink... I've made some things out of the old drawer fronts, too. I might post them at my next party.   Do you have something that has an old story to tell from a prior life?  You should join my PRIOR LIVES  party on the 16th of every month; next one will be May 16th! I would love to see and hear your story!  
  I am joining a party at  Laurie's  
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Tamarah said...

Oh Lezlee you are SO LUCKY to have these Treasures as a visual prompt for your memories....They're LOVELY....THANKS for sharing....!

Tamarah :o)

kimmykats said...

I have the glass knobs from my grandparents home... a tornado destroyed most of the home and was going to be tore down so I went through and rescued them. The bedroom they came from was always my favorite to play in.

littlethings1 said...

What a treasure !! Very adorable & so great when it also brings good memories ! Fun to see !

Coleen's Corner said...

Coolness! Your trip down memory lane sparked many of our little drug store in the tiny town I grew up in (pop. 375)! I'd love to have visuals from the day, but I don't.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those are so great! How wonderful that you have. Loved your memories of Little Golden Books-I read many of those when I was a child. laurie

Linda said...

These are really cool, graphic knobs, Lezlee~ so fun that you have them!

Burlap Luxe said...

Lezlee dearest..
Thank you for your visit, and always welcoming sweet words.
Love coming over here I need to comment you more often, I sometimes pop over for a quick snooping and looking to see what exciting project you are on to.

love every bit of you and your blogs.


WhiteWhispers2u said...

Hello~Nice to visit with you today! They just don't make homes like they used to.I would love to find an old farm house worth sinking the money into it.

What sweet memories and great reuse of the leftovers.~Cheers Kim

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Now that is just downright cool!
Those knobs are utterly fab, what a treasure.

I hope you have a wonderful week!


Rettabug said...

What wonderful memories you have & get to enjoy day after day! Really cool idea!

There is a chest at my parent's home that my sister now owns & it has beautiful glass knobs. I warned her NOT to get rid of that without taking them off & saving them for ME! LOL

Diann said...

those are just totally cool! What a fun set of knobs to have!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a treasure to have! Glad you were able to rescue the knobs and enjoy them in you home.
Thanks for stopping by.

clustres said...

Saw you on Texas Blogging Gals. Love the name of your blog!

Janelle - The Farmer's Wife said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE everything!!!! I cannot wait until we remodel/build/or whatever we end up doing so that I can have a new bathroom!!! We only have one right now and it is not easy sharing it with 2 little boys. I want my own - that I can relax in the tub in and enjoy!!

Cassie said...

How cool for you to have physical reminders of your past! Thanks for sharing your memories!