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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Friday, July 11, 2008

YUM......COPPER...COTTAGE? NO, BUT WHO CARES!!!


This pot rack hangs in my kitchen over my island and is loaded with?........yep, you guessed it: COPPER!!!!!!! My absolute favorite pot and pan. I started collecting copper when we lived in Greece back in the early 80's. We lived on the island of Crete, and when we traveled to Athens, I would hit the back alleys for all the great copper I could carry. If my husband was lucky enough to travel to Turkey, he knew the one thing in the world I wanted, (besides his safe return) was a piece of copper. Men would line the streets with liquid tin just waiting to line the inside of a pot or pan so it could be used for cooking. What fun this was.
Polish you ask??? Are you kidding me!!!! This happens about twice a year and I hate it. Oh, not the polishing, but the effect that copper has when it's cleaned. All nice and shiny, just like new. That's NOT for me. I am a patina girl, and love the look of a dark, rusty orange copper pot that looks like it's been around for a long time. A pot that has been loved, and used to cook great family meals....lots of memories. I not only have pots hanging in my kitchen from the ceiling, but also on the walls in my kitchen, dining room and family room. I think like antiques, it's the hunt for a great piece, one you can't find anywhere else.
I inherited my grandmothers Paul Revere ware, you know, the ones that are stainless and copper on the bottoms?! When my husband and I first were married, we bought our first set of Revere ware with copper bottoms. There is a huge difference between the weight of my grandmothers pans and mine. You can absolutely tell the difference between the old and the new. I haven't seen revere ware with the copper bottoms in years. I have no idea if you can buy then any more. I cherish grandmas pans and hope my children will see, in time, that a pot not polished shiny bright has value hanging for all to cherish and enjoy.

10 comments:

gail said...

Hi, how have you been.. Just stopping by to say hello. Are you staying cool enough? It was a great storm last night though..
I love your copper. How exciting that you lived in greece! Happy creating...gail

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Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I was just thinking today that copper will be the next hot metal for today's kitchen... I could be wrong, but what comes after stainless steel and brushed nickel? Yours looks great!
Patricia :o)

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lachambrerose said...

Rome, NY. Revere Ware was produced there. A man from our church developed the adddition of copper to the bottom of those pans. The old Revere Ware is the best! When we were kids, we knew we were back home when we could see a huge neon Paul Revere riding to warn the colonists high above the factory. Hmmm...wonder if it is still there. Of course, my mom only cooks on Revere Ware. Love all those copper pots!

someplace*in*thyme said...

I don't see pots anymore with the copper bottoms. I think copper is just way too expensive now. When we bought our set many years ago, it was much lighter than the set I have from my grandmother. What a shame really.....I love my pots and that is what I cook with everyday. I wouldn't trade them for anything. What a wonderful memory you have of Rome, N.Y. Thankyou for sharing it with me.

Amy-Razz Pizazz Boutique said...

Just beautiful, all of that "aged" copper... I love the tunscan effect it has on your kitchen.
Just wanted to say thankyou for entering the give-away at Aged Vintage Papier.
Have a fabulous week!
Amy

Rhondamum said...

I have always wanted to have a huge pot rack with copper pots. This is a picture of exactly what I would want. Wow! Thanks for sharing, very beautiful!

Paper Cat Designs said...

This is beautiful! I understand what you mean by the well loved copper cook wear! I do like the greenery in this too!

Cheers! =D
~Kellie

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