Friday, July 25, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!

The wonderful Kelli over at "There's no place like home" has started this friday feature, here's what she had to say:

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, a new antique find, an old love letter. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

If you would like to join in, all you have to do is post your "Show and Tell" on your blog, copy the post link, come over here and add it to Mr. Linky.
So I'm going to tell you about something that brings a smile to my face and wonderful warm fuzzy feelings to my heart. This is my bread bag. I know, who uses bread bags nowadays???
But growing up I remember there was always one present in the house and before I left South Africa to move here to the States, I was given this one and I just LOVE it. It's not new, it's an old family one, it has the random fabric yellow stain that you find on old material and you can see that the stitching is very old.
As a matter of fact, if I remember correctly, this bag was used at home in Mozambique, which makes it definitely very old, at LEAST 32 years old.
The word on the front says "Pao" which means Bread in portuguese.

I remember growing up, my greatgrandmother would take the bag and head on out to the bakery, bright and early. She would come home and the smell of warm out of the oven bread just permeated through the house. I remember going to the bag, opening it and just staring at the wonderful portuguese bread that awaited me. The rolls were my favorite, so I would grab one of those for a snack.

Everytime I look at the bag, it reminds me of my wonderful childhood, and who doesn't like having those great memories around huh?


Lulu said...

what a wonderful memory...Nothing like fresh bread to warm the soul.

Barbara H. said...

What a neat memory. I can almost smell that wonderful-looking bread!

Mari said...

That's really cool. I have to tell you, I have never heard of a bread bag until now.

Melissa Wertz said...

Lovely story! And what a treasure! My cousin is career air force. And his wife, and AF wife. ;-) I bet, somewhere along the way, y'all have met!

Dianne said...

I never knew! Makes perfect sense and to use it in this day and age would be a good thing.
I was cleaning up stuff and ran across a bread warmer block you heat up and put in a basket with your bread.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Patty H. said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'd never heard of a bread bag before, well, except the ones you get bread in from the store. This is so neat and what a great memory. I can just smell that bread. Sigh!
Patty H.

Cris said...

Hehe, the advantages of having the best of both worlds! We still have those here, maybe as a decor item nowadays, but I find them so cute! My mom makes them. Beijos Sandra e bom final de semana!

ceekay said...

Never heard of such an item, but it is a good idea. How nice to have one with such memories.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Sandra,
What a neat Show and Tell. And I love your mention that it brings a smile to your face. I loved seeing it and hearing your story.
You have a new look too. It is pretty and springy. I really like it.
Thanks for coming by. Stop in tomorrow and see my Sings my soul entry and Daisy's Bloggie Doggie friend.
Have a great weekend.

Berry Family said...

What a treasure. Have you ever thought about framing it in a shadow box?

Brandee :-)

Kathy said...

What a great post!
Kathy (

Charity said...

What a neat keepsake, such wonderful memories attached to it! :)

A Hint of Home said...

You are so right, there's nothing like childhood memories. That is a very pretty and unique bag. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Angela said...

The bread bag is a very special keepsake.It would be neat to have one of my own.


Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Sandra, what a beautiful bloggie home you have! I can't wait to come back and look around :). What a wonderful post, I have never seen a bread bag, I would love to have one, perhaps this is one item that should make a come back :).

Have a Fantastic Friday!
Kathi :)

Danielle said...

I like that one. That's cool.

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Sandra,

What a neat childhoold memory!! Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Oh I love this story! It's the little things that stick with us.

Lisa Ann said...

That is so cool. I am like everyone else I have never heard of these either. Great post!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Yum! I can almost smell, and taste the bread! I love fresh baked bread! I've never heard of a bread bag before, very interesting!


Thru Pink Curtains said...

Hummmmmm that is a very good idea, i will make one for each of my ladies for christmas with a loaf of bread in it. thank you for the idea!!!!!

Kelli said...

What a wonderful show and tell, Sandra! Your bread bag is a sweet treasure and I enjoyed reading about your special memories.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

You know Sandra I have never heard of a bread bag! But warm out of the oven bread...that I know...and love!

Great choice for Friday show and tell.....I think I can smell fresh bread as I looked at your pics!