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Old 02-28-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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I Have Been Busy!

I have been collecting decorative vintage kitchen accessories!

I find the colors/patterns cheerful. What do you think?














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Old 02-28-2012, 08:13 AM   #2
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Lovely! I don't collect vintage, but love seeing it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:14 AM   #3
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I almost forgot this little beauty!

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Old 02-28-2012, 08:15 AM   #4
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Decals? I usually have to strip paint of the wooden handles off of old stuff do to checking, peeling, cracking, and flaking. I then treat the wood with oil and wax.
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I love the yellow, red and blue. I have my kitchen decorated in those colors, I do my best to get my small appliances in those colors, if not those I go for stainless.
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Decals? I usually have to strip paint of the wooden handles off of old stuff do to checking, peeling, cracking, and flaking. I then treat the wood with oil and wax.
Nope! These aren't decals. They are 1950s painted pieces. I found them in thrift shops and online.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:27 AM   #7
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I love the yellow, red and blue. I have my kitchen decorated in those colors, I do my best to get my small appliances in those colors, if not those I go for stainless.
Me too! But I don't buy blue small appliances, I get yellow, red, white or stainless.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
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Me too! But I don't buy blue small appliances, I get yellow, red, white or stainless.
I have so few blue pieces, it's the color I look for first. I also have dragons and teapots as objects and pictures in the same color scheme. I should group my Tea with Dragon pictures and post a pic of them. Very charming.
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Back to my childhood. My mother had so many of those things in her kitchen. Thanks for the memory.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:57 PM   #10
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I have the exact same sifter!
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Old 02-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #11
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I have the exact same sifter!
Great minds think alike!
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What a pretty collection, Leolady!
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:39 PM   #13
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Thank you!
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:07 PM   #14
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I am ashamed to admit that I bought 5 more canisters today, and another wastebasket.





I now have a total of 13 canisters! What am I doing with so many canisters you ask..........?

Well, there will be groupings of canisters near the refrigerator, range, and the sink -- all holding kitchen utensils. And there will be a few small canisters in the windowsill holding potted herbs in plastic liners. I won't use any of them to hold food because they all have some degree of rust.

The hinged lid yellow topped bread box will be used to hold those common tools, screws, and stuff that usually clutter up a drawer or two in the kitchen.
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lovely to look at, aren't they? thanks.
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I saw this matching dustpan online, but the owner won't sell it. Now I am searching for one high and low!

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Ooh, pretty, shiny. What is that last thing that you almost forgot to post?
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Ooh, pretty, shiny. What is that last thing that you almost forgot to post?
Oh! It is a wall mount matchbox holder.
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