Items used for canning back in the old days.

CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – In the Kitchen

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

Then

The feature image is included in this gallery as well. I’ve provided you with some then (back in the day) and now kitchen item. These items from yesteryear are on display in the Fort Christmas, Florida museum. The thing is, many of these items were in my grandmother’s kitchen and still in use in the 70’s when I was a kid. She did have a gas stove as far as I can remember, but her old stove was in the smokehouse out back out of commission. My grandmother was a big canner. She canned all kinds of vegetables from their 1 acre garden to get them through the winter.

Black and white photo of an old wood burning stove and oven used in the 1800's for cooking.  This stove is on display at Fort Christmas, Florida.
An old wood burning stove with enamel cookware.
Black and white photo of baking items on a hutch style cabinet with wooden rolling pins used in the 1800's for baking.  This cabinet is on display at Fort Christmas, Florida.
Many kitchens had a baking station with wooden rolling pins & a pastry cutter.
Black and white photo of an table with Mason jars, fruit, juicers and dutch oven used in the 1800's for canning.  These items are on display at Fort Christmas, Florida.
Canning was a means of survival back in the day. I can Strawberry Freezer Jam every year.

Now – In My Kitchen

Modern refrigerator plus freezer.  The unit is two separate units that go together.  They measure 72" across.
Modern convenience! Full size freezer on the left, full size refrigerator on the right. Measures 72″ across.
Utensils, mostly spatulas in a crock on the counter.
Must have utensils!
Pantry filled with canned goods, graham crackers, condiments and Blow Pops.
Canned goods in case of a hurricane. Guess we need to stock up!

Of course I have a bird toothpick holder! Would you expect anything less? You may be wondering why my engraved cutting board has a big “G”. It’s because Frank’s last name is Good. I never changed my last name when we got married. We are coming up on our 4th wedding anniversary as you can see. The other photos is my bowl of onions and our grains & nuts in the background.


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32 responses to “CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE – In the Kitchen”

  1. John Avatar

    You’ve made a nice upgrade. 😊

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Um…yes we did. When we remodeled the kitchen in 2011, we had the space built in when Frank found the units at Sears. It couldn’t have worked out better. We love them! πŸ™‚

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  2. Frank @ Beach Walk Reflections Avatar

    Nice touch with the colored fruit!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks Frank! πŸ™‚ They stood out in the color photo so I knew they would give great contrast. πŸ™‚

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  3. margaret21 Avatar

    That’s an interesting selection. And I love that b/w photo with the apples picked out in colour. Clever stuff!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks Margaret! I wasn’t on much yesterday. We had tornadic thunderstorm. I had to unplug for several hours. I’m back on today catching up. Those fruit stood out in the color photo so they naturally called to me. LOL! πŸ™‚

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  4. ghostmmnc Avatar

    Love those old timey kitchen photos. I know my grandma and my mom always canned fruits and vegetables every summer.
    Such a cute little bird toothpick holder! πŸ™‚

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      I know. Doesn’t it remind of what could have been and once was? I remember my grandma had an old icebox in the kitchen but it was used for storage. I’m talking about the one that took a block of ice. LOL! I don’t know where I found that toothpick holder but I just love it. πŸ™‚

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  5. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Lisa, these are marvelous kitchen photos for this week. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks Cee! A little old, a little new. Something borrowed, something blue….wait! Never mind! LOL! πŸ™‚

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  6. Jim Borden Avatar

    canning seems like a lot of work…

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      It is and that is why I only do strawberry freezer jam. It would take all the women in our family all day to set up 100 jars of whatever when my grandmother called them to the house. That is after my grandma had us out on the porch shelling beans, peeling potatoes or hulling pecans. Oh, those were the days! πŸ™‚

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        your grandmother seems like she could have been a successful CEO!

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        “I’ll tell you what!” That is something she used to say. By the end of the conversation, you were roped into something. She never drove, never got a driver’s license. She was a week shy of her 92nd birthday when she passed away. She would feed a dead dog if she thought it would save him. πŸ™‚ Epitome of the word “Grandma”!

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      3. Jim Borden Avatar

        Yes, indeed. She sounds like a wonderful person…

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      4. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        πŸ™‚ She was!

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thanks Leslie. How’s the new book coming?

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      1. nananoyz Avatar

        Thanks for asking! I’m hoping the romance is out by the end of April (maybe even mid-April), and I’m closing in on the end of the first draft of the sequel to Mayhem. Still have to figure out some of the finer points, but I’m nearing the end. Then comes the β€œfun” part: editing. Makes me want to curl up in the fetal position.

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      2. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Wait, are you writing two books? Editing is almost an endless pain! I’ve been writing things in my notebook for my books as I get them, but not actively writing the chapters yet. Working on the outline for the first book and scenes for both. πŸ™‚

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      3. nananoyz Avatar

        I’m writing the sequel to Mayhem and revising the romance as my editor sends her suggestions. It’s a good trade off. When I get stuck on the sequel I can work on the revisions.

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      4. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        That is a great deal! I think that is an awesome balance. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait for the next book!

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      5. nananoyz Avatar

        I too the weekend off to read a draft of a friend’s book. I’m loving it, but I’m itching to get back to writing.

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      6. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        It is amazing how reading another book, even if it is to edit it gets the juices flowing for your own work. I’m back to reading on a regular basis and it is helping me with writer’s block. πŸ™‚

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      7. nananoyz Avatar

        It definitely helps! Sometimes it’s just a single word that can push you forward.

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      8. Lisa Coleman Avatar

        Absolutely. I woke up at 5 this morning and had to write something down. I fell back to sleep and overslept until 8. Hard times get going today. 😊

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  7. Amy Avatar

    I love these images of the kitchen. They tell stories. πŸ™‚

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you. Especially the ones from yesteryear. 😊

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  8. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Lovely site Lisa and love your pictures. Thanks so much for the kind follow.
    Nice meeting you. I am now following you as well.
    I’ll see you around.
    πŸ™πŸŒ·
    Cindy

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    1. Lisa Coleman Avatar

      Thank you Cindy! It is nice meeting you as well! πŸ™‚

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        You’re so welcome Lisa,
        It’s my pleasure!πŸ’–

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