This Christmas my lovely Mum and Dad were kind enough to buy me and Rob a KitchenAid Mixer as our present. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever owned and has really got me back into baking. I’ve tried so many vintage recipes that have been on my to-do list forever. I have big plans to share a lot more recipes here on the blog and I’m busy experimenting and getting them to work with modern ingredients, temperatures and measurements, so watch this space!
All this baking left me wanted some new baking bits to present my creations in and so we popped to TK Maxx to see what we could find. I love how they have really quirky pieces as well as well known brands and the discounts are really good. I knew the sort of thing I needed so it was all about choosing the prettiest colours and I wasn’t disappointed. Here’s what I bought…
First up was this enamel cooking pot, I’ve seen lot’s of 1930s puddings that this would be perfect for. I absolutely love enamel kitchenware and this looks wonderfully vintage, and it looks great in my kitchen. I’ve already used this for a recipe I’ll be sharing here next week. This cost £6.99.
Next up was a Le Creuset pie dish. I use these all the time but I didn’t have one this size so it was a great addition to my kitchen cupboard. I found it really hard to choose between the blue and the pink, but in the end I chose this colour as I think it’ll look good in photographs. This cost £12.99.
Then I got this Tala glass jelly mould. I’m experimenting with blancmange at the moment and this is absolutely perfect for making pretty set desserts. It also looks really nice displayed on my dresser with some of my vintage Tala items. This cost £4.99.
My favourite purchase was this beautiful muffin tray, I’ve never seen one like this before and I love all the pretty painted details. I can’t wait to use it! This cost £9.99.
I couldn’t resist this pretty striped baking paper, there were several different designs in store. Although it’s not a very essential baking tool I know it will look really pretty and as I photograph a lot of my baking this will look really pretty in my pictures. This was £1.99 a roll.
As my girls love to bake too I couldn’t leave them out so we picked up this lovely set of princess cookie cutters. I love the idea of creating a fairy tale scene from ginger bread with them. We also got them a pair of adorable piggie spatular to mix up their cakes with. These cost £3.99 and £1.99.
What do you think of my baking buys? Do you ever buy home bits at TK Maxx?
Sweet IcedJanuary 27, 2015 at 1:33 pm
I looooove that muffin tin! It’s so pretty!
hottiesvintageJanuary 27, 2015 at 1:43 pm
TK Maxx often surprises me with the vintage inspired finds! I’ve not been in since Christmas, but I think I need to make a trip now 🙂
I love the muffin tray, although I think I would make use of it as a jewellery display rather than cooking with it!
vintagefrillsJanuary 27, 2015 at 1:48 pm
Yes! It would be so perfect for displaying jewellery, I can just imaging filled with clip on earrings! I actually use an old muffin tray to store my vintage buttons so this would be perfect for that too!
SaraLilyJanuary 27, 2015 at 3:50 pm
Oooooo that cupcake tray is AMAZING! I am impressed you found that at TK Maxx! Awesome find!
Jessica CangianoJanuary 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm
My word, those are some seriously beautiful kitchen tools – and the prices are amazing!!! The LC pie plate would be multiple times that, if you could find it in person to begin with, here.
I love that piggy line of kitchen utensils and have numerous pieces from it. I seem to buy just about every one I come across, unless I have zero need for it. They’re just too cute to pass up! 🙂
vintagemunchkinJanuary 27, 2015 at 8:17 pm
What great finds! I’m heading into TK max this weekend! I have a few vintage Tala bits too, check out this post: https://itsonlyvintagebutilikeit.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/its-only-tala-but-i-like-it/
Alice (Thrifted Treasure)March 17, 2015 at 10:07 pm
Don’t even get me started on Tk Maxx!!! It’s my favourite shop now we’re back in Ireland, their kitchenware section is just fab 🙂 Love your gorgeous finds, I got the same pie dish in pink and really regret not getting the blue when they had it.
vintagefrillsMarch 17, 2015 at 10:08 pm
It’s so good isn’t it. I actually popped in yesterday and got more!