Friday, January 6, 2017

CAST IRON TWINE HOLDER

2nd Family gave us the neatest Christmas gift and we just had to share...


It's this cast iron vintage (reproduction of course) twine holder.  The ball of twine sits around a post in the middle...

Cast iron twine holder
...and because the post is hollow, it has a pair of scissors stored in it.  "J" said when they saw it, they just knew our little farmhouse needed it. 

For those new to the blog, 2nd Family is what we call the family that lives at the property attached to the front of ours.  They are "Ma's" daughter, son in lawn and granddaughter, and they have lived there about 20 years.  They helped take care of Ma until she sold the land and house to us and moved to Florida.  We call them 2nd Family because they are like each of us having a second family in addition to our own families.  

We think it's a wonderful gift and we appreciate them so much!  We just wanted to thank them and acknowledge them for all they do for us.  


22 comments:

kymber said...

it's a most perfect and awesome gift for the farm! it's nice that in addition to your own families - you have a 2nd one, too!

sending much love to you both, as always! your friend,
kymber

Linda said...

Perfect!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i've got to get one of these! i have a bunch of twine holders but none work as well as this one would. perfect gift!

Colleen said...

What a thoughtful and Awesome gift. That will get much use there on the farm I'm sure.
2nd Family; You Done Good. :}

FionaG said...

Oh, I want one of those!!!

Gemmagirl said...

What a thoughtful gift. Enjoy using it.

Mike Yukon said...

Once again the old stuff is proving to be the best stuff. Lucky you! :-)

Anne in the kitchen said...

What a nifty gift and what lovely neighbors! You are truly blesses.

1st Man said...

Thank you sweet Kymber!!! They are pretty awesome and we're lucky to have them.

1st Man said...

Thank you!

1st Man said...

I looked online and there are lots of styles. Amazon had quiet a few.

1st Man said...

It will DEFINITELY get use at the farm. Thanks for that, they'll appreciate it!!

1st Man said...

It's neat huh!?!? Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Thank you, it will be used for sure.

1st Man said...

LOL, it is the case isn't it? Sometimes (more often than not) the old ways are the best ways!!! ;-)

1st Man said...

Awww, thanks for that!!!

Jason and Michelle said...

That's a great gift!

Colleen said...

My twine holder is small plastic coffee can with hole in the center of lid to bring the twine through.

jessie said...

I always thought 2nd family was 2nd Man's family! How sweet you all are close. Good neighbors are a blessing. And what a lovely gift!

1st Man said...

They really knew us well, ha. We love it. Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Ah, yep that's why I wrote that too just for people who might have missed it over the years. We just figure I have my family, he has his family and then we both have them as our own 2nd family. I guess maybe we should call them 3rd Family huh? I'll have to think about that, ha. Thanks!!! They are truly a blessing and help out with so much. They are also a great place to go for referrals (plumber, fencing, electrician, etc).

1st Man said...

Hey, that works great too!!!