Monday, January 26, 2009

My Masterpiece

These are my two most prized possessions right now. Well except for my family that is but they really aren't my possessions. My dad made these for me. I got the amazing peppermill for Christmas and about had a heartattack! The pictures really don't do it justice..it is the most gorgeous thing you have ever seen. Truly one of a kind and completely handmade. The cutting board I got a couple of weeks ago and Yes Dad I have used it although I haven't wanted to! He made my mom one also and she never uses it and I believe he takes offense to that. I made a point the day after I got it to use it while I was putting my beef stew together but oh how it hurt. I didn't want to put one knife mark on it while I was cutting potatoes but I did it. I think my dad wants them to be used and loved while used and even though we think it's a compliment when we don't use it I don't believe he views it that way. So I've used it...I use it all the time and while using it I keep it in the center of my counter each and everyday so I can see it everytime I look in there. I know there are many father daughter relationships out there but I think that my daddy has got to be one of the best out there! We've been through it! There were years when we weren't very close but I truly believe that in order to gain an incredible friendship you must climb the mountains to get there. We've climbed more than our share and we are now able to reap the rewards. My daddy owns his own truck and that's his business however in the past few months things have been very slow so he's spent most of his time in his basement making things and I've benefited :) Here's two of the masterpieces that he's made for me..the pictures honestly don't show their true beauty but at the time it was the best I could get.



This is my cutting board. Oh how I love this!!!



This is my peppermill. My most favorite thing about this is the knots in it. My dad said that it's a feature of the wood that he used and that he debated about whether or not to fill those knots in or not. I am SO glad he did not!!!

9 comments:

Lori said...

those are too cool and what a great thing to have... you will think of your dad every time you cook now

Windy said...

They are both beautiful! Does he plan to sell these? I would love a cutting board:)

Simple Midwest Mom said...

They're both gorgeous! You are lucky to have A Dad put so much love into his gifts for you. I'm blessed to have a wood working and loving dad as well!

Tami said...

Wow! Those are amazing. He should sell those. I would buy one of those cutting boards.

Alicia said...

Wow! Those are beautiful!!!!!!

What a blessing to share a relationship like that w/ your father!

He And Me + 3 said...

Those are awesome. I would love a peppermill. I think the knots are great too. character.

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

I love that peppermill. Your dad is so talented. I can see why you cherish those two pieces. :)

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Very very cool!

McCrakensx4 said...

How cool! I love the cutting board!