Can’t operate without my dusty black-board in the kitchen, an utterly indispensable item for lists & reminders, the ongoing ‘To Do’ list, grocery list, phone numbers & other ramblings. Sometimes it’s home to other notes and ephemera. Sometimes, if there’s room, I doodle. Who can do without the basic necessities of life like these old kitchen needfuls? Hanging… Read More Old Rustic Kitchen
I love the old, the antique, the collectible and the rustic. Naturally, our kitchen is rustic and worn in style, finish and colour. Sharing some vintage love around today in these bits and pieces including the old scales with weights and some old crockery mixing bowls, a few utilitarian things you might find in… Read More Vintage Farmhouse in the Kitchen
Who doesn’t love the old wood stove, the cook stove, the cast iron wood oven used by our mothers and grandmothers every day of the year? This built-in cast iron wood oven/stove takes pride of place in our kitchen. This is an older photo before the brick alcove was finished in a charcoal… Read More Ironmongery And An Old Wood Burning Cook Stove
Vintage barrels. Just a peek into the kitchen and family room at home where we have an assortment of small rustic wine barrels on top of the large old dresser. Our plan is to make some of the walls in the kitchen/living space darker as it’s all too white and anaemic. We… Read More Primitive Wine Barrels Steeped in Character
Many lawyers have left the law for another career and/or gained fame as something other than being a lawyer. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826 Paris) did some of that. While he didn’t leave the law and ultimately became a judge of the Court of Cassation appointed for life by Napolean Bonoparte under the new post-Revolution rules, he became… Read More A Lawyer Who Changed Hats: The Father of Gastronomy or the Story of a Judge and his Stomach.
Here’e a part of my small collection of ironmongery, of cast iron cooking pots and pans. Antiquated orphans when I found them. Unwanted and discarded trash. How could I not take them home? Just leave them there? What is it about these old objects, these simple vintage household goods? Solid cast iron made to… Read More Cast Iron Cooking. Rusty Ironmongery. Rustic Kitchen.