I remember looking at the feet of the dish and thinking it was the neatest thing I had ever seen. Regular casserole dishes didn't have feet like that and I had never seen one like it anyplace before.
When my mom and dad retired they moved to a different house, and got rid of some of the "old stuff". That old casserole dish was one of the things that had to find a new home. And you know me...... I am a sucker to take in an orphan of sorts and give it a "new home".
I have had the casserole dish for years and years. I have had it on a top shelf in my kitchen for as long as I can remember. I have never used it! How could I? It is priceless and I couldn't risk having one of my off spring break it. It was irreplaceable. Maybe the only one like it in the world. So, it collected dust on a top shelf.
As I was packing my "extra things" getting ready for our move I came across the casserole dish. I stared at it. The feet, they hadn't changed a bit. The darling handle on the lid was still just right for my fingers. I held it. I caressed it. I drooled at the color of it.
That color! I love that color!
It was an inspiration to me. It looks so modern. So hip. So.... "right out of a magazine"!
It is an inspiration for me.
My studio will have this color.
This is it!
What color would you call it?
Take a guess....
Is it green..
Well, I am going to take this dish to the big box store, where they can put it under the little device and match the color. Yep... I am. Then I will have paint this color.
The little sewing machine table this is sitting on is bright yellow. I inherited this very old sewing machine from my Aunt Erma when she died. It is a black 1950 Singer. It is so cool. It does straight stitches and zigzag stitches. Nothing else. Nothing fancy. Aunt Erma sewed thousands of miles on this sewing machine. ( I will take it's picture some day.) The sewing machine is in a nice wooden cabinet which my Aunt painted bright Yellow many years ago. The bright yellow just doesn't do it for me, so I am going to paint the cabinet. What color do you think I will paint it?
Nope,......... because I don't know what color I am going to paint it....but it will look great with this darling casserole dish on it!!!!! It has to be a color to "show off" color of the dish. To make it shine!
All I know is this little casserole dish, which I cherish is going to be very special to me for a very long time.