Tuesday, March 25

For the love of Vintage

I recently received an invitation from a flickr group called From kitchens past...The Vintage Kitchen. You don't have to ask me twice. When we purchased our Craftsman Bungalow our goal was to restore it to it's original look. Bungalows are modest creatures, but full of history.

My prized possession is this General Electric 1952 Calrod stove. I know the color is unusual, but since our kitchen was black, white and stainless, it fit perfectly. We found it at a great used furniture store on our way to the Pine Barrens.

The stove is amazing, double ovens, working clock and lights, warming bins and a functional rotesserie. Atop the stove is a set of anodized aluminum tumblers in a wire caddy.

I've been thinking lately how we have all this great stuff that has stood the test of time, but I don't use it very often. So, starting today, I'm dusting off the shelves and incorporating my favorite pieces into everyday life.




10 comments:

tatsuko said...

Oh. My. I love your stove!

Caroline said...

I am jealous of your stove!

High Desert Diva said...

Fantastic stove!
Love it!

Mixed Species said...

Now THAT is a cool stove! We have the same glasses. Why does cold water taste so much better and colder out of them?

jcnStudios said...

I love vintage appliances! That stove is great:)

woolies said...

I WANT that stove!!!!!

SuperMOM said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that stove!!!!!!!!

Nodin's Nest said...

It's just beautiful!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

So completely and awesomely jealous.

We went house-hunting once, and were looking at older houses, and the realtor was apologizing for the teal double ovens in the wall, not noticing that I was SALIVATING over them.

And my friend TOTALLY blew her kitchen budget buying a brand new (but looked like vintage) huge teal refrigerator. Had to go with a cheaper floor because of that fridge, but it was totally worth it.

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

I'm in love with your stove and your tumblers.

I had an adorable 1952 lemon-and-red vintage stove in the house I had to leave behind in Australia. I hated losing it, but when you're moving to a new country with only two suitcases, the oven can't come too :(