I am not a big fan of shopping. About the only two types of stores I care to go to are those that sell antiques or kitchenware. So when I find antique kitchenware I often end up taking something home!
I’m sure the cooks of yesterday only had need for a single drawer to hold their tools versus the drawers full that most cooks have today! The items below aren’t in a drawer at all – they are scattered about or hung up as décor where I can enjoy seeing them every day.
Pastry crimpers hold a fascination for me. Maybe it’s the moving wheel or the fluted design. (As a child I once ran one across my mother’s cherry dining table in spite after not getting my way. It’s amazing I’m still here.)
Despite being a rotten child my mom is really kind to me and brought me this one home from England last year.
I just love the hand carved bone and little metal pin holding it in place. Amazing that someone went to the trouble to decorate something so utilitarian with a few carved bands.
This two-ended one holds open a cookbook published in 1913 promoting Crisco.
I love the graceful handle on this one. I’ve never used any of them but I bet this one works well.
Cookie cutters are another item I have a weakness for.
This is a shape that I wonder about. A bear? For some reason I also see it as a beaver.
And who is this guy? A baker with an apron on? Any ideas?