Time Machine~


When I found this humble ice cream maker my past washed over me like a rainy summer night..

Therefore, allowing myself to daydream,I ran smack dab into that seven year old little girl that once played in my skin.

That same little girl waited {not so patiently} on her Maw Maw's front porch for that {oh so good} ice cream! Having those sweet memories, how could I not look past this time machine.

Time has a way of leaving a gentle reminder of good times and giggles on us all.In this case
Rust...a reminder of rock salt that I would sneak to eat
Pencil...an important tool used to unjam the ice
Condensed milk...thank you Lord!

Worn wooden planks and rust are the reason I adore this piece so much,for without them, that would mean.... No rock salt to sneak...no summer nights on the porch...no anticipation for that frozen delight and No condensed milk ..Oh Lordie!

I must remind myself while catching a glimpse in the mirror. I'm the same little girl dancing in the same skin.

Those gentle reminders I see are just giggles that once filled the air, late nights rocking my babies to slumber and loving so deeply it hurts.

So today I embrace those giggles and those babies that are now to big to rock. Today I replay memories of my sister and I playing with summer blooms and how much I love my Brother even more today. Today I will breathe in sweet summer and refresh my soul. For today is a gift and tomorrow is just a giggle away~

On a goofy note...check out my blooper. Yep, that would be me trying to get the best shot...NOT! giggle~ihp9qxnmg3

52 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT. Especially with the towels in it.

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  2. I love your old ice cream freezer but I love your words more!
    Great post..

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  3. Oh Suzie, I think this is one of your best posts yet, girl ~ mind if I borrow a pic and showcase this post on my blog for you? The photos, the words, stirred such memories in my soul ~
    Thanks for this tonight ~

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  4. Susie, this post was so sweet it brought tears to my eyes. And memories of my own grandparents' back porch, listening to that ice cream churning away...

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  5. The post is on my blog ~ make sure I did you justice :)
    and again, this post rocks.

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  6. Yes, we are up WAY too late! :D

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  7. What a sweet post, you have quite the talent for writing Susie. I love the ice cream maker with the hydrangeas in it on the table.

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  8. Oh how beautiful is that! What a great idea girl. So creative. Love the pictures too. Also, feel free to email me directly anytime about the beach questions. (Angie@AngelicaGraceDesigns.com)
    Ft. Myers Beach is good but it's just taken a beating over the years. If you head a bit more south (by 15 minutes), you'll run into our area here in Bonita Beach. It's gorgeous. We love it here. Let me know if you come down and we'll talk more. OK?

    Hugs, Angie
    www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
    www.angieseamanphotography.blogspot.com

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  9. I wish I had just a tiny bit of your creativity!! I love it!

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  10. You make me cry all the time! We had the same ice cream maker at our house. I remember sneaking spoons from the kitchen and mom yelling not to eat all the ice cream. Thanks for the memories! Great ideas!

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  11. I love it when we have pieces around our home that bring back sweet memories.
    We did the homemade ice cream on the front porch too. Good times.
    Enjoy your Thursday.

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  12. Your old ice cream maker is gorgeous, but the memories it evokes are even more special!

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  13. I don't think your 'blooper' is one at all - I think it adds to your words that much more. I think the hydrangeas look amazing in it.

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  14. Oh, Suzieness! This is a precious post! Love your words and that old ice cream freezer looks so lovely - every where you've put it! Keep giggling my sweet friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  15. AnonymousJune 25, 2009

    I followed this post from Nancy's blog. Thanks for those sweet words, and bringing back those great memories. When we are children, we don't realize how much we will treasure those fond memories of our childhood. Thank God for Condensed Milk - is right! But seriously, Thank God for loving parents and grandparents who took the time to show us the simple things, like homemade ice cream. Have a great day.

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  16. Not sure why my above post posted as anonymous - so reposting w/ my link.

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  17. Beautiful thoughts. I remember those days well. Jackie

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  18. Awwwwww. What a sweet post! And I even thought, "Oh, I like that picture with her legs and feet barely in it." And then I read it was your blooper picture. After such sweet words, I just really thought it was a good picture. A glimpse of you and your memory making "Time Machine" :)

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  19. Love it ~ brings back fun family reunion memories at our lake house.

    Jo

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  20. "Therefore, allowing myself to daydream,I ran smack dab into that seven year old little girl that once played in my skin."....I thought this was brilliant until I kept reading. This whole post tugged at my senses...my heartstrings, my love of creativity (love the uses you thought of for the ice cream maker!!) and my love of beautiful photos. Girl, you did good~

    Suzanne

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  21. Susie, what sweet sentiments to recall what you enjoyed as a young child. And I like that you have now put to good use the source of those memories... Sue

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  22. gotta love the legs shot.
    that's the reason i lingered over here a bit longer....cute toes btw!
    xo

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  23. Oh, Susie, that is the cutest!!! We still make the homemade icecream and love it. There is nothing better.

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  24. That was such a sweet post! I love the ice cream bucket and all the uses you found for it!

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  25. What a super find. I love that it's brought back so many memories. And it looks great with hydrangeas.

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  26. Great pics and good memories...is there anything better??

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  27. Ahhh, what great memories!

    ~ Sarah

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  28. It's amazing how vividly memories can surface from something as simple as an icecream maker. And isn't it amazing to realize that underneath we're still the same little girls we were years ago?

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  29. Love Love Love this post!

    But, I gotta ask.

    What color is the wall and the trim in the photo with the fireplace? I'm not sure if it's the wood or what, but I was struck by such a sense of peace with this photo that I must ask. For I am in LOVE.

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  30. It's so wonderful to have a piece that brings you back to your childhood! Nice legs btw!
    ~Michelle

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  31. We had one of those!! I have no idea what happened to it, but I sure remember the best tasting ice cream ever!

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  32. Good morning from one salt sneaker to another! Mmmm. We've been making homemade snocones around here but it is NOT the same!

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  33. I love it! This post brought tears to my eyes and memories to my mind. We did the same thing with my Grandmother as a child. There were 9 of us grandkids and by the time we all got through, the churn was empty! It could never churn fast enough!
    Now, for my kids, we only have a plastic one, but I hope it is churning up memories for them:)

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  34. Beautiful!!! :) Love the blooper shot--too funny. :) My dad loved the old crank kind. I remember it took waaaay too long to make that ice cream. ;)

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  35. Oh girl...you got me all teary eyed and sentimental! You have a way with words. And of course...I LOVE that blooper shot. I do that all the time!

    ~Amanda

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  36. I just feel like smiling right now.

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  37. Who'd a thought about the versatility of an old ice cream maker? LOVE the possibilities!!

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  38. You brought back "sweet" memories!
    Thanks, Susie and I love the old freezer.

    Mandy

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  39. Oh, I love that! I loved it on your table with the pears and hydrangeas!!! Beautiful!

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  40. What a beautiful post, you have certainly grown as a blogger. Yes I do know what sadness this week brings and I too am looking forward to our weekend of giggles, tears and being that grown up silly where you laugh till you pee your pants. Ya could control your bladder better in your seven year old skin.LOL LOVE YA...

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  41. Love it! I have one also but it is not a wooden but it is the one that takes forever to make...Gosh it was my moms when I was little...

    Love the different ways you changed it up....Cute in the bathroom!

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  42. What memories were made in that old wooden bucket. It's beautiful and would be a shame not to display it. Great job.
    Happy Twirls

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  43. Now the big question is where are you going to put it? I want one!! It looks great in every room.

    I have always said the greatest gift we can give our children is...memories.

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  44. That is a beautiful ice cream freezer! It looks perfect in both spots, you'll have to keep moving it around :) Beautiful Hydrangeas, they are my favorite flower!

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  45. You've found so many uses for it! How nice to have something meaningful to be useful at the same time =)

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  46. Hey Miss Thing...I saw this post when it first went up in the weee hours of the am. What do ya know i forgot to comment. Silly me :)-
    I'm in love with it! I remember my great aunt making us homemade ice cream almost weekly. The sweet taste i will never forget. In fact i've been eyeing the new homemade ones and deciding if i should get one. I'm jealous of your eye for detail. You know exactly where to place each object. Looks amazing hun. Thanks for your sweet comments. Have a lovely weekend ♥

    {{hugs}}

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  47. Sweet post! I have fond memories of an old wooden bucket on the ice cream maker of my grandfather...except I am so old that I remember the hand-crank on it!! Our grandfather would cover the ice with a towsack(?) and my sister and I would take turns sitting on it to hold it down while he cranked!

    An the ice cream was delicious!

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  48. That looks fantastic!!

    I actually have one just like that. It was in a shed here when we moved in. I of course kept it, but am using it in a less than stellar way. It's holding wrapping paper rolls. I might have to rethink that!

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  49. We used to churn our own ice cream...I can remember trying to taste the salt.......and oh the finished product! yum!

    nice to meet you btw....

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  50. Oh that is too cool! Love it with the towels!

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  51. Such cute ideas! LOVE all the ways you use it! LOVE your blog!!

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