Sunday, 16 May 2010

1950’s kitchenalia



I have collected things ever since I was a little girl. Some would call me a hoarder and say that my house was full of clutter although I prefer to see myself as a bower-bird and the treasures I find in my travels feather my nest, so to speak. I am not exactly sure of why I collect the things I do. My Great Grandmother Dorothy Kelly does have a small part to play - as her kitchen and her china cabinet remain forever burned in my memory. Sometimes I start a collection almost by default – like my more recent vintage apron collection which came about because of my souvenir tea towel collection…..anyway I’m not going to write much today about my 1950’s kitchenalia collection I thought instead I would show you a few photos of things from my kitchen which will give you an idea of the kinds of things that make my heart sing!





6 comments:

frankie and ray said...

Morgan, I love your collection! I've started collecting souvenir spoons as a result of my own tea towel obsession! We'll be elbowing each other out of the way in the op shops soon!

zofia said...

Oh lovely! I love the woman amongst the vegetables.
My mum has that Nutbrown set. Ahh, you've taken me back to childhood memories of her making biscuits, and the wonderful shapes you could make with the different attachments.

Rebecca Alker-Jones said...

oh hell yeah honey...what is this "hoarder" word of which you speak...???? i only know of my love of everything beautiful and interesting...!! feathering my nest is a busy and full time job!! yipee!!!!

Sophia Koulbanis Artist / Designer said...

I stumbled across your blog and its lovely! Love the 50's kitchenalia!

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Jemma said...

Oh I love your kitchen collection. I have my grandmothers salt & pepper shaker collection and I just love some of the retro bits and it and your collection reminds of them.

Panda said...

OMG I have the Tala Icing Set, and my mother has that red apple whateveritis with the handle: sugar bowl perhaps? Plus you have the dining table of my early childhood.

Me and you in on an opshop spree might cause a black hole to form.