This is my kitchen Christmas tree decorated with some of my childhood baking utensils and red and white crocheted potholders. I found most of them at garage sales and auctions. I love how they look on the red tree. You can click on the photo for a closer look.
This little collection is in my coffee table, under glass. Some of the dishes and baking items were mine when I was a child. The green crocheted potholder dress was made by my grandmother and given to my mom as a gift. Grandma stitched a "C" on the left shoulder of the dress since Mom's name is Christina. I used to change the collection with every season, but now I display it all the time - as a reminder of my "vintage" past. Click on the photo for a closer look.
This old crate is hanging in my kitchen. I bought the old coffee tin at an auction, along with other tins in a box. The bottom of the tin is marked, "Old Reliable Coffee". Before I was out of the auction barn, someone had offered me $5 each for a few of the tins. Sold! They were tins I didn't want anyway. I'd only paid $2.00 for the whole box. I found the cute little chicken feeder at a garage sale a few years ago. The old muffin tin is marked "Ovenex" and I've been collecting a few pieces of that since I remember my mom using round Ovenex cake pans for baking. I have her old cake pans and a few other things she used. I love that old stuff.
Vintage can be good!