Check out this funny set of vintage measuring cups!
I’ve never seen anything like these before. I tested them against my own measuring cups and they came out way off. I imagined cooks of yore, scooping out flour and sugar with whatever they had on hand. Or those 19th century recipes that just list ingredients – the cooking equivalent of taking the ball and running with it. That’s my favourite way to cook, so these may be the perfect measuring cups after all.
There is also evidence in this picture that I finally conceded to a months-old obsession with a pair of small hunting dog prints. I had to stretch as tall as I could to unhook them from the barn rafter – my belly bumping into a bookshelf full of breakables. It was worth the contortionist act for a little bit of classic lodge style.
I had to get them because they remind me of our own clumsy hunting dog, Bucky. Bucky the Black and Tan Coonhound cross doesn’t exactly hunt, but he has all of the instincts. He’s always staring off into the distance, brow furrowed, in deep concentration. If he spots something, he’s off at breakneck speed, attempting to “tree” a chipmunk or a deer. He has the entire property mapped out, and religiously checks all of his hotspots (i.e. the places he’s encountered animals before) every chance he gets. If he saw a squirrel running the fence line during his window patrol three hours before, he’ll bolt down there as soon as the door opens – just in case.