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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Vintage in the Kitchen

I do love the idea of being a master chef and domestic goddess in the kitchen.  Sadly, the execution rarely lives up to the dream.  Many's the time I stared in shock and horror at burnt pots, reeled backwards blinded by spiraling columns of smoke, poked in dismay at cakes that were inadvertently molten within, crispy without.  Thus, I turn to vintage kitchen ware for inspiration.  I think of all the wonderful cooks who prepared meals for their families over the years using the same tools and hope that a little of that knowledge will somehow wend it's way to me.

A kitchen isn't complete without a vintage Mr. Rooster and his wife to oversee meal production.

And of course a vintage recipe card box filled with carefully composed, tried, true and tested family recipes is a necessity.  I am a little embarrassed to admit I'm a bit old fashioned in certain areas and still like to handwrite recipes on index cards.  It took many, many years for me to wrest my mother's pancake recipe from her and now it is faithfully recorded and stored in the recipe box.  Do you have any family recipes that have been handed down through the generations?

In fact, a flock of roosters serving up an apple a day (to keep the doctor away) is just the thing.

I still dream of swanning about the kitchen, serving up delicious meals in a state of graceful composure.  Until then, I will sip my tea from a vintage mug and be inspired by meals long since eaten and welcoming family gatherings of yesteryear.

I was featured on Knick of Time. Thanks so much!  Click here to read my featured post, Orange Days.  Angie is hosting a fabulous giveaway...be sure to check out her blog!


Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hello! I am hopping over from Brenda's blog to meet you. I have enjoyed visiting you at your delightful blog. Have a wonderful day! Twyla

MelMel said...


Came over from welcome wagon day.....oh your vintage homewares are lovely1

Your blog is a fab place to be!


Debby said...

I am here to by way of Brenda's Cozy Little House. Welcome to the world of blogging. Your pictures are beautiful. I had a typewrite like yours........should have kept it.

Vintage Gal said...

I just came over from Brenda's cozy Little House. Welcome to the world of blogging. I absolutely adore vintage and love your blog ~ ;-)

Vintage Gal said...

By the way ~ I am definintely a follower ;-)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I came over from Cozy Little House also and enjoyed this fun post. I will be reading more of your blog for sure! Hugs, Linda

Suffia said...

Hi, love all your photos. Mr Rooster looks great in the photo.
Visiting from Home Sweet Home linky party. Have a beautiful weekend.

Helen Philipps said...

Just popped over from Brenda's blog at Cosy Little House. You have a lovely blog! I love the red rooster, and all your photos, and smiled with recognition at your description of some of your culinary exploits! Have a happy weekend.
Helen x

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Such fun vintage pieces!


PS i have a really fun throw pillow giveaway going on. Come on over and enter if you'd like! I would love it :) xo

Cathy @My 1929 Charmer said...

Love the vintage, roosters, recipe box, eggs. Found you at Brenda's Cozy Little House, and your comment. Following as of now!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Great vintage rooster items! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am now a new follower!

Have a lovely weekend,

Erin said...

You have an admirable collection of vintage kitchen wares--though I must say I always have a soft spot for chicken paraphernalia since I keep a flock of hens. I too like to think about the histories and stories we'll never know that come with pieces like these. They are items to be cherished!

Take care,
Erin @ Carolina Country Living
(visiting from Feathered Nest Friday - link #34 - stop by, I'm holding a giveaway through Sunday!)

Aimee said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment about my table setting!!! I LOVE everything vintage so your post was all eye candy for me!!! I'm your newest follower and am excited to explore your place more!!!

Aimee @ ItsOverflowing.com

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Your photos are lovely - adore those vintage pieces! :) Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


P.S. Thank you so much for leaving a kind comment on my blog post. :)

The French Hutch said...

Love your vintage in the kitchen. The canisters and the roos are fabulous. Congratulations on being featured.
Great blog. I'll be your newest follower.

Hope your week is great.

The French Hutch

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your vintage items for the kitchen are fabulous. I am with you, I love to imagine how many wonderful cooks and meals were made using some of the old items. I hope you have a very Blessed Thanksgiving and thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

chrissy said...

your vignettes are absolutely gorgeous! such bright colours - just perfect for a kitchen! what is the story behind that lovely little egg holder?

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