Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vintage Kitchen Treasures

We had originally planned to spend the weekend painting the bedroom but I started going through "estate sale withdrawls" so plans were changed to allow for a morning of treasure hunting. So here I sit, posting to my blog while Dear Handyman (my wonderful boyfriend) is painting the bedroom. Did I mention that he is a sweetie?

{Just to clarify so that you don't think I'm horrible to leave Dear Handyman working while I went off playing: he came with me to the estate sales. Afterwards he painted while I posted. And after I posted, I painted as well.}

So today's hunting was filled with a lot of vintage, metal kitchen treasures. My favorite find is this metal sifter with red tulips.

On second thought, my favorite find is this pair of Catherine Holm enamel bowls. We found these sitting on a top shelf, overlooked by everyone on the second day of a sale.

I also found this yellow, metal kitchen container.
And this Cake tin.
Remember the Fuller Brush man? What a strange concept today to think of someone going door-to-door selling brushes. I found this dust pan and brush that is marked Fuller Brush. The brush appears to be boar bristle.
I also found another metal dust pan (that needs some serious cleaning). I thought the cheery red pattern probably made sweeping chores a little nicer.

I guess I better go check on how the bedroom painting is going. Knowing my Dear Handyman, he probably has it completely painted and put up the new wall covering as well.

This is linked to:
Apron Thrift Girl, Blue Creek Home, Brambleberry CottageCherished Treasures, Chic on a Shoestring,  Coastal Charm, Common GroundCreating a House of Grace, Finding FabulousFrench Country CottageHer Library Adventures, Hey What's For Dinner Mom?, It's a Very Cherry World, My Romantic HomeSavvy Southern Style, Tales from Bloggeritaville, The Colorado Lady,  The Shabby Chic Cottage, The Shabby NestThe Thrifty GrooveThe Thrifty Home and Very Merry Vintage Style

33 comments:

  1. love your finds! they would all look great in my kitchen!!

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  2. What great finds! I'm so jealous ;)

    I'm a new fan from the blog hop, and a new follower via GFC. I would love it if you would follow me back!

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    Thanks :)

    ~JB

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  3. These finds are awesome, Lynda!

    The enamel bowls from Cathrineholm (Norway) are named "LOTUS" (the patterne is a lotus flower/bud). I just L-O-V-E these bowls and have a few of them myself and a teapot (all white w/blue lotus flowers) .

    May I ask how much you paid for the bowls? They are VERY expensive here in Denmark, of course depending on the condition (with/without chips etc.).

    Lucky girl! I want to go on estalesale-shopping in the USA too! :-D

    Happy Sunday to you!

    *HUGS*

    PS. There's a new Competition / Give Away on my blog, and you're welcome to join. Anybody from all over the World may join. (I'm working on a brief summary of the rules in English).

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  4. PS. The Competition / Give Away URL is:
    http://lisbetll.blogspot.com/p/konkurrence.html

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  5. I love your finds, kitchen items are my favourite!

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  6. Oh My goodness! You lucky lucky girl to find such wonderfulness!

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  7. Perfectly wonderful kitchen treasures!!! Great finds!
    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  8. loving those tin cans:)

    http://www.diyandmore.com/?p=643

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  9. I love enamelware but there is something about Cathrineholm that makes it the perfect enamelware. Just lovely!

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  10. These are amazing finds!I have never seen such a beautiful sifter or dust pan before! And I love the tins. Fabulous!

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  11. WOW completely jealous of every thing you scored!

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  12. I still use a dust pan similar to the one from the fuller brush mans. I think we ordered it on line. But I do remember the Fuller Brush Man, ouch, that really dates me.
    Fun blog post.

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  13. Ooh, your finds are wonderful! Wish I could find such cute things like that more often! :)

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  14. Such a cool dustpan and great colour! I've been pining after Cathrineholm finds for a long time now... Here's hoping to good luck!

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  15. Of all the posts I've ever seen on Thrift Share Monday, I don't know that I've seen a more fabulous haul (and there are always amazing things to be found)...congrats and thanks for sharing!

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  16. wow, i love all your finds! estate sale-ing is so much more fun than painting!! ;)

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  17. Oh I really like that dustpan!! You found some great things!!
    The Fuller brush looks like a nice one.

    Your DH must be a sweetie to let you go play while he worked!!

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  18. great finds! especially the flour sifter ! my mom always used one when baking now you don't see them used much This one is so adorable
    KAT

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  19. Love your bowls! They are just too cute. I wish they were mine.

    Happy Vintage Thingies Thursday!

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  20. I love it all! The flour sifter and the yellow tin are my favorites.

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  21. Blue one is very beautiful, its white leaves are very simple but unique. It looks very stylish.
    buy my car

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  22. Not sure how productive your boy friend was on paining, but you certainly had a good day. All those things are definitely vintage and real keepers.

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  23. Lovely items--I like that red dust pan--crazy over vintage red for my kitchen!

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  24. My favorite is the little yellow tin... sweet! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!!
    Mary

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  25. He painted the bedroom while you posted???? You are one lucky lady!!!
    Love everything you got-I do love that sifter.
    Thanks for coming to THT
    Rhonda

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  26. What great vintage finds! Love every single one of them!

    Jeanine

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  27. I absolutely LOVE the sifter! And the cake tin is great, too! Lots of fun finds! ♥

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  28. Love your recent vintage kitchen finds! I'm not sure which one is my favorite. Great finds all of them. Thanks for joining TTF and have a fantastic weekend!

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  29. Sweet kitchen tins! Aren't estate sales the best!

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  30. I wanted to thank you for linking up at my party last week. I enjoy reading your blog and checking out all of your finds! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday and great week!

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  31. mmmm, i'm very jalous of your Cathrinholm bowls, they are gorgeous. I love the design of these pieces and I was very fortunate to find one just last week, I was so thrilled to find it. Great finds, well done!! xx

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  32. Great finds. Very vintage for a kitchen!

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