I love vintage kitchen stuff! It is a easy and fairly cheap thing to collect. I particularly like old pyrex and corning ware and cast iron. I also have a some great old carbon steel knives and some nice big old farberware pots. I recently had to bulid a kitchen from scratch on a limited budget so I started shopping flea markets and thrift stores and found myself collecting... it is sort of a disaster because I have nowhere to put alot of the stuff right now.
I cant wait to get my kitchen renovated so I can get it all out on display. I dont go for anything too mint becuause I dont want to be afraid to use it....
Not sure if I will go "vintage" on the kitchen itself. My house is a 19th century workers house that probably orginally had no plumbing and just some wood stoves. My current kitchen is a early 21st century home depot hack job with cheap vinyl floors and paneling ICK. It is probably 5 years old and falling apart.
One of my neighbors with a similar house did a totally vinatge kitchen appliances cabinets and all it is sweet but I think I will go with modern appliances. There is no original detailing left in my house and the rest of my reno is sort of a rustic modern
I remember my mom kept her awesome 50s stove with the round window and the separate brolier and a griddle between the burners when she redid the kitchen that stove rocked but eventually the oven door broke and we coldnt get it repaierd so it got replaced with a pseudo commercial GE that is just not the same
I have had my eye on a great old cast iron double sink that is in my aunts old kitchen and they keep talking about removing... I would have to re-enamel though.
I love that stuff. I have a mid 50's Sunbeam mixer from my Mom. It was missing the milk glass bowls but I found a set on Ebay. Rachel Ray has a sweet range on her show. Although I'm not a fan of that pop-up broiler on it.
Sweet.... LeoLady your going to have a clutch kitchen!
Your mixer kicks butter!
Love the Copco too I have the skillet in orange (flea market score at $5) and have been eyeing the little dutch ovens on ebay but have put myself on kitchen stuff moratoriam
unitil I actually do the kitchen.