Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cutting Boards

I was doing my usual blog reading this morning and saw that Marty talked about a couple of her cutting boards.  I told her I would show mine also....
It isn't that I have cute boards...she has me beat on that! But I have a memory story on one of them.

 This cutting board is about 18 years old.  It is probably one of my most precious possession!  ???
When my daughter was about 11 years old, she was in 4H.  One day while I was at work, and Dad was probably watching TV!  a friend of hers came over and they worked on making a floor mat for one of the fair competitions.  They had to nail pop bottle lids on a piece of board.  They used my cutting board that I had to go under the nails....and it ruined the cutting board.  My daughter was all upset, thinking I would be angry, which I might have been to be honest.  She and her friend, got on their bikes and went about 3 blocks to a Pamida store, like a K-mart.  She took her piggy money and bought me this cutting board to replace the one she damaged.  Seriously, it brings tears to my eyes as I tell this story.  I cherish that memory.  I don't cut on it sits under my oil and salt and pepper bowls by our stove.

 This apple cutting board, my husband saw at CB and wanted to buy it for me...I love the little apple knife.
 This little cutting board is really about 30 years or more.  It was a gift from Ro and it had a chunk of cheese on it.  It slices cheese.  I tell you, I love this thing...cuz, I love me some cheese!
 This is the board I use whenever I am cooking.  I bought it when we moved into this house at Ross.  I like that it is round.
And this knife was handmade by the Amish in Michigan.  My friend Kathy gave me a whole set last Christmas and I think they are wonderful!!

Well, you didn't know  I could make a post out of cutting boards...but I did!!  Do you have any favorite cutting boards??

Joining Charm of the Home for Home Sweet Home and Flaunt It Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

CK, I love your boards and the story about your daughter just brought tears to my eyes. How precious is that. Hugs, Marty

Nancy said...

Ceekay, I was just at Marty's admiring her cutting boards and here you go making me want more of them! I love your collection...the apple shaped one is adorable!


p/s I love your header too!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Ceekay,
You have a wonderful collection of cutting boards. I have two boards that are very special to me..and I still use them. Our youngest daughter Bernadette made them for us in wood shop while in the 7th grade. She is now 32 and loves that we still have them and use them, so I know how you feel about the board your daughter bought for you..
very precious in deed.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

NanaDiana said...

I love that your daughter had the heart (spirit-whatever you want to call it) to get you a new board. How sweet and dear is that? That's a girl that loves her Mom!

I have an old pig cutting board from MyHero's grandmother-with the green paint around the edge...that I don't actually cut on anymore. We also have a little cheese slicer...big hits in Wisconsin,you can bet!

I love that you made a whole post out of cutting boards. How about one on used nylons?;>) xo Diana

Olive Cooper said...

The story about your daughter is so touching and sweet. I have one that was my husbands when I met him and I use it to cut fruit and vegetables.

Susan said...

CEEKAY, your cutting boards and knives are awesome!!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story about your daughter. It reminded me of when our youngest son David broke one of my pretty porcelain eggs. He got a piece of wood and whittled me the funniest looking egg ever but I love it!

As to my signature thing- it's just my way of saying "God Bless You" and since I am a beekeeper I added the e to be- silly I guess.

bee blessed

Blondie's Journal said...

Your daughter is a darling...that's how much she loves you!!

I have some fancy KitchenAid cutting boards made of some type of plastic, but I still love my wooden boards the best!


Cottage Rose said...

Hi Ceekay,,, I just loved the story of the cutting board,,, sweet of her to buy you another... I can see why you treasure it... I like the apple one a lot....


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a sweet story Ceekay and those are memories you never forget! That little apple cutting board is so cute! Martina

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh...I love this story about your daughter and cutting board. Very sweet and tender....WAHHHHHHHHHH

I also love Pamida. They have them in Nebraska and we just went to one in Mr. AGPMan's hometown!

Girly...just want you to know you bless me with your visits and for always leaving me such nice thoughts and words. You are so affirming and so encouraging. I needed it today.

Love, Rebecca

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a sweet story, those memories are priceless. Your cutting board collection is one of honor...I'll have to think if I have any unique ones... hugs ~lynne~

Liz said...

:) I just commented on Marty's blog... I am shocked at how many I have. I really love them.

The story about your daughter is so sweet! What a wonderful memory. :)


Jann Olson said...

What a sweet little daughter. Spending her piggy money. She really knew that if "momma aint happy, nobody's happy." Must admit, cutting boards is about the only thing I don't collect. LOL! Sure, I have 3 that I use, but nothing special.

Cozy Little House said...

I only have one cutting board. And I don't cook much, so it seldom gets used. I do love cheese though!

Anonymous said...

I love your cutting board post and the stories that go with your boards. I love that cheese slicer board cuz I'm a big cheese fan myself. :)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Ceekay,
I just love the cutting board story about your daughter. I can just see her going to purchase you a new one. Such love and heart she has. What a darling girl. I enjoyed seeing all your boards and how creative to do a post about them.
I have to say, I love me some cheese too.

Thank you for stopping by. I am always so happy when you visit.

Your color guess is close!!
XOXO Celestina Marie

Sherry said...

What a sweet story that you daughter got you that cutting board. They are all very nice and such a practical item that looks good too. Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

Kathleen said...

Nope, I use the polystyrene kind that can be cloroxed and put in the dishwasher. DH had a maple one.
Loved your story, that shows a responsible child wanting to replace what she damaged.

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