Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wordless Wednesday -- My Late Grandmother's Cherry Pitter










15 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

So there's the little rascal! How fun to see that cute little utensil. Thanks for posting the pic - complete with doily. :-)

Jenn said...

Sure does make the job easier with that little tool! I love that it was your Grandmother's. Things like that are so special!

mommy2luke2008 said...

Huh! I never even heard of a cherry pitter! Pretty cool!

Miller Racing Family said...

Happy Wordless Wednesday!
Very interesting photos. I always love to see kitchen tools from the past. How it is amazing how things have changed throughout the years. I would love to see a crock pot from the past.
Thanks for linking up today and I hope you have a blessed week!

Keri said...

YM,, this is amazing. At first glance it looked a little gynechological (spell)... Then to find out it's a cherry picker (hey I'm a city girl, what do I know from a cherry picker) I had to laugh and sigh with relief. I don't think I've ever seen one from any era. Always a learning experience when I come to see you. Keri

Michele Chastain said...

Beautiful. I love items like these. I have a soup tureen my grandma made in a ceramics class about 25 years ago. It's shaped like a big head of cabbage and I smile every time I use it.
Thanks for sharing this. :)

Beth said...

I don't think I have ever seen a cherry pitter. It is so great that you have something like this from your Grandmother, and that you can still use it!

Sheila said...

You know how I love antiques...and I LOVE this! :)

Robin said...

All I have to say is that I am thankful that wasn't on your mind when I was asking for words. Cute antique, but what would I say about it? Egads.

The Bartlett Family said...

Never heard of a cherry pitter! I NEED one now!!! =)

Candace said...

That one is way nicer than the one that I got at the kitchen store! I love antiques. Thanks for showing your secret on how you pit so many cherries in the summer!

simply.food said...

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girlichef said...

Oh, that's a cool cherry pitter...I like it better than my newfangled version...it's art!

Ateo said...

Lovely tool, but aren't the pictures a bit of a fake? There is no flesh on the pit. A pitter typically removes a plug of flesh which you minimize by having the stem side toward the end of the tool.

Yenta Mary said...

There is nothing fake at all about the photos - real time, no Photoshopping, no editing. My pitter works beautifully and cleanly, and I never have any "plug of flesh" or problems. And the best way to use it is stem-side up for accuracy in shooting the pits out ....

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