May 11th, 2011
There are so many products in this shop that we had in my parents’ kitchen growing up, and frankly most of them are still in their kitchen. That is a testiment to their quality craftsmanship, which we need to remember to value in our disposal society.
What are my favorite flashback pieces?
My mom used to make rosette cookies at Christmas every year (before she decided they were too tempermental) and this Vintage Nordic Ware Rosette Iron for only $16 would allow me to continue that tradition with my kid(s). Or I could just borrow my mom’s. But if your mom doesn’t have a set to share you could buy this and start your own tradition!
My mom picked up a saucepan similar to this Descoware Saucepan in Berlin when they lived there in their 20s. She got it for a steal because it was meant for a left handed cook. 40 years later it’s STILL difficult for us right handed cooks to use. Not sure if that’s worth 40 years of frustration, but it still performs very well.
Thanks to this shop I now have a brand name to go with this iconic mixing bowl. You might recognize this vintage Texas Ware Confetti bowl from Rachel Ray’s 30 Minute Meals show on the Food Network. Unfortunately the bowl we had was used for a very different (but necessary) function. There was a lot of throwing up in my childhood, and it’s helpful to have a designated bowl for said function if a person wants to be able to lie down with an emergency backup system. This bowl was our designated emergency backup system. Sorry if that’s too much information or if I ruined your memories of your favorite pancake mixing bowl. Every family has it’s stories, and that’s mine.
So go and check out Pot + Pantry and find some beautiful new or vintage pieces to incorporate into your own kitchen and start some new stories of your own.
Photo credits: all photos courtesy of Pot + Pantry.
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