I often wonder at what point a set of things becomes a collection. There are lots of lovely vintage things I keep an eye out for when I’m out vintage shopping but not many I’d actually consider myself to be collecting. In fact collecting as concept scares me a little, I don’t like to own things that I’m not using and never want to become a hoarder! However my recent enthusiasm for vintage kitchenalia is definitely becoming a collection. I’m also completely happy with it as I use most of it all the time.
The other day I cleared everything from my vintage dresser and arranged some of my lovely vintage kitchen items on it, I then decided it was high time I shared some pictures of my little collection with you. Throughout the post I’ve linked to individual post about the items or the event where I bought them.
My precious Tala icing set was the first vintage kitchen piece I owned and it was bought from a house clearance. I love that Tala stuff is really common and very affordable. You can get these icing sets on Ebay for under £15 and they look really lovely on display.
Two other Tala pieces in my collection are my egg slicer which I bought a few weeks ago at a vintage event and my cookie cutters which I bought at the Classic Car Boot Sale last year. They are pictured with my precious box of Elizabeth Craig recipe cards from 1937.
I absolutely love anything made from glass so vintage jelly moulds have always been something that has caught my eye. I have such a huge list of vintage set dessert recipes that I cannot wait to try and now I have so many moulds that I can do them all at once. If you have one why not try my milky jelly or blancmange recipes.
My collection of vintage recipe books and advertisement booklets is getting pretty extensive. Ever since I started regularly trying original vintage recipes I’ve bought them whenever I’ve seen them. I have big plans for the baking side of the blog which I will hopefully be sharing in the new year. Find lot’s of vintage recipes in the Baking section of the blog.
I see these vintage quality street tins all the time, I bought both of mine for under £1 at car boot sales and I’d definitely like a few more. They’re really colourful and fun. Vintage tins are definitely something I’d like a few more of so I can keep useful bits and bobs in them.
I also absolutely love Mason Cash mixing bowls. They have been produced consistently for over a hundred years and are such an essential part of any vintage kitchen collection. The second two in the picture are both Mason Cash and the first one is a 1930s Gripstand mixing bowl which is much rarer.