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.

vintage blue cutlery tray with two sections

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.

vintage blue cutlery tray with two sections

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

vintage blue cutlery tray with two sections

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.

White hemnes cabinet filled with colorful dishes

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.

two old rusted baking pans

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.

Vintage pastry cutter with green handle inside pans

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.

Vintage pastry cutter with green handle inside pans

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.

Vintage cast iron and mini pancake making pan

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

Homemade Peanut Butter and process

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.

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Have a great weekend!

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