Oldies But Goodies

I’ve become obsessed with old things lately. Keep me away from ebay, etsy, and thrift stores.

My latest purchase is this vintage pine cutlery tray with original robin’s egg blue paint from the early 1900s.

I bought it online so didn’t know exactly what it was going to look like in person until I received it in the mail.

I could not have been more pleased when I opened the box.

I love the patina, charm, character, the color; the whole thing. Like anything artsy, one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


My plan is to keep over-sized spatulas, serving spoons, long-handled wooden spoons, and other random (vintage) finds in it.

It fits perfectly on the bottom shelf of my new cabinet.

It’s a re-used picture of the cabinet, but the blue box fits like a glove on the bottom shelf.

Next up, new baking pans. Can’t wait to whip something up in these!

Kidding. Photography-only pans.

More rust and dirt character and charm.

The baking pans, and this vintage pastry cutter, were sold as a lot of three.

I wonder how many biscuits, scones, and dough were made with it.

I wonder how many hands touched this handle.

And how much butter this pastry cutter has cut. My guess is more than a stick or two.

Between my vintage cast iron, the blue box, the pans, and the pastry cutter, I’ve had a good week.

Am I done?

Not even close.

I’ll have to put away the dirty pans for a minute because among other things, one of my Friday kitchen projects includes making a batch of Homemade Peanut Butter

Have you bought anything old, vintage, or something with some charm and character recently?

Yes, I’ve had my share and then some, from dishes to 150 year old desks.

Do you collect anything in particular?

I don’t know how to answer this one because I don’t know if I “collect” anything in particular (like some people are into owls or some people are into keychains or old spoons) but after looking around my house, there’s an increasing amount of dishes, both new and vintage, and antique kitchen tools and knicknacks.

If I wasn’t a blogger, wasn’t into photography, I’m not sure if I would have ever just “decided” to pick up a rusty pastry cutter; but I am, I did, and I love it.

Thanks for the Capresso Espresso and Cappuccino Machine Giveaway entries

Have a great weekend!

60 comments on “Oldies But Goodies”

  1. great buys!! I need you to take me shopping, I need new things like this for my kitchen and pictures.

  2. Awesome. Today I bought two old pewter, antique serving trays from Budapest, so gorgeous ans early 1900’s.

  3. You’re going to need another cabinet soon! lol If you’re like me anyway. I started with one… and then another, and another. Dishes need space! Like, a warehouse amount of space, lol.

  4. Fun post, love the vintage goodies. I haven’t bought anything old in awhile, but I have a few neat pieces on display in my kitchen, like a really old minor’s lunch box with an old soda bottle.

  5. I love vintage/old things. My favourite vintage thing I own is a vintage diamond ring that I bought in NY this past April.

  6. Oh wow, I love all the vintage stuff! I try and get vintage cutlery and milk bottles from thrift stores when I can find them!
    But your cabinet? Now THAT is amazing! I am so so jealous of the beautiful cabinet and all your amazing props!

  7. I’m having prop/thrift store find envy!

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