When it comes to kitchen accessories, I am all over the older stuff. When I say accessories, I mean things like mixing/serving bowls, casserole dishes, pots, plates/sets and things of that nature. To me it seems more homey and genuine when something is made or served in a dish that has been used before and was a part of someone else’s cooking life. The things from the past also seem to have more character and flair than the stuff made today.
Because of my love for “retro” kitchenwares, I go to yard-sales and hunt through secondhand shops to get my hands on some nice pieces. One of my favorite things to collect are milk glass items. I have several pieces in my collection and am always on the lookout for more. Whenever I go and visit my mom, one thing we always try and do is hit up the local secondhand shop to see what kind of kitchen stuffs they have in stock. Next on my list of favorites to collect are mixing/serving bowls and casserole dishes. I love the retro look of those and love using them for cooking. It somehow makes me feel more connected with what I’m doing when I use an older piece.
I’m lucky enough to have a good start on my collection due to my secondhand finds and the things I have inherited that belonged to my paternal grandma (Grandma R) and things that belonged to my maternal grandmother. I also have a growing collection of old timey cookbooks. I adore older cookbooks and love spending my time flipping through them to get an idea of what life was like during that time and figuring out how can I take the bones of a dish and make it my own.
Because of my love for these pieces, I thought that a “Flashback” section on the blog that would feature these things would make for an interesting topic. Sometimes it might be a dish or kitchenware that I have, or it might be about a recipe I found in one of my old cookbooks. Now I can’t promise it will be every Friday but every so often I could post about an item in my collection.
What do you guys think? Does it sound like this would be a fun project to do?