Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Rolling Pin

Rolling Pin
6" x 6" Oil on panel
$100.00 + $10. s/h

This rolling pin belonged to my husband's grandmother.  It was in the summer home that his grandparents built in 1911.  His parents had the home until the late 1980's.  This is one of the momentos that my husband kept when the home was sold.  I use it whenever I bake pies, usually over the holidays.  The red paint is chipping, but the roller works, and who knows how many pie crusts have been made from this.

16 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

I recognized this immediately as an antique, Pam. I'm so glad it stayed in the family and your husband had the heart to want this piece from his grandma. And it works mighty pretty in a painting too!

art2cee2 said...

I have a very similar rolling pin that I got from my mother. It is heavy, wooden and old and its my favorite thing to use when rolling out any baked goods. They just don't make em like that anymore! Nice painting! :-)

LindaHunt said...

I love rolling pins...such a great subject!!

J Joy Nocifora said...

I too love old items like this wooden rolling pin! I think some of those old kitchen cooking items had green on them too. Beautifully painted, Pam!

Happy Little Trees Studio said...

I loved the story that goes with the painting! Don't you just love using grandma's things. I know my grandmother would be so happy to see me making use of some of the mementos I have of hers.

Kelley Sanford said...

Wonderfully painting, Pam. Always like to hear the "story" behind the painting. I have a rolling pin from my grandmother, unfortunately, baking is not my thing.

Pam Holnback said...

Sherry, Thank you. It is funny the things we choose as keepsakes.

Thank you Crystal, I'm sure that all your baked goods are delicious!

Linda, Thanks. It was a fun subject.

Thank you Joy, I bet they did have green. The ones from my husband's family are all red!

Kimberly, Thank you. Sometimes the story is as much a part of the piece as the pice itself. Can't wait until you use some of your mementos.

Thank you Kelley, Well, why don't you put your rolling pin into a painting?!

Sheila said...

Love the simplicity and the sentiment with this basic baking tool. Great job. I also loved all the shadow play you've painted in the two previous posts Pam!

Ruth Andre said...

I like this old rolling pin chipped paint and all. Good memories

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Hi Pam - very striking painting. love your subtle colors and brush strokes! Also a wonderful story!!

Art with Liz said...

Amazing how such a simple subject can become such an incredible painting!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I can only imagine the memories over its many years, making pastries and pies... So glad that your husband was able to hold onto this kitchen treasure and that you have painted it so beautifully!

Bisous,
Genie

Pam Holnback said...

Sheila, thank you so much! I think that "simplicity and sentiment" are such great adjectives for this and would also make a great title!

Thank you Ruth. I'm a little hesitant about using and washing it as the paint continues to chip. But, if we don't use it, it'll just sit on a shelf! More paint chips add to the charm!

Debbi, thank you. It's kind of like your Oma's pieces.

Thank you Liz!!

Genie, Thank hyou. I, too am glad we have this piece.

Jerry Stocks said...

I have my grandmother's rolling pin that is just like your's and I also have her dough tray. I gave both to my oldest daughter, but I may borrow back to paint. Your painting is wonderful.

Jill Berry said...

This, for sure, proves that you can turn anything into an interesting painting- Great work, Pam!

ps- the warm undertones & cool shadows in the last one are amazing.

Pam Holnback said...

Jerry, Thank you so much! how great that you have the dough tray, too! I look forward to seeing your painting!

Thank you Jill! I just wanted to paint something that was red! And, voila, this is what I found.