Sunday, July 3, 2011

Monty Python and the Holy Grail....OR Jess in search of vintage stuff for her kitchen!

So we bought a house, and I now have a kitchen large enough to have an actual theme.  (Our old kitchen was like a linen closet, it was ridiculous.)  I'm into all things antique/vintage, so I made up my mind fairly quickly to go with that.  Deciding was the easy part.  Finding said items, however, another story entirely...

Luckily I have a grandmother who holds on to EVERYTHING she was ever given, and she recently decided to start thinning out her collection.  Win for Jess.   My mother also stopped in an antique shop whilst in Georgia recently and picked up a few items for me as well.

They gave me these cans (there was also an old tobacco can, but I put that one on top of my china cabinet)

and this awesome tiny washboard

They donated some vintage pasta containers, an old spice rack and a simple cookie jar circa 1960ish.  I also inherited a china cabinet from my great-grandmother, so Mom and Mawmaw immediately started searching for unique little teapots and the likes for my cabinet.  They're so great!

Then Hubs, wonderful man that he is, went to a yard sale and found this fabulous old wall phone for me!

So now that I've started a great - albeit small - collection, I'm on the hunt for more fantastic finds.  The stuff I'm looking for:

Blue Mason Jars
Great for soap dispensers!

More tins/canisters

I also want these (available on multiple websites), which are not actual vintage cans, but the advertisements are so cute, and my Mawmaw said these were real brands back in the day:

Bread tin

I also want some new stove burner covers, but have yet to find what I want.  Those are going to be tricky, I think. 

So basically I want anything and everything I can find. The other day I bought these salt & pepper shakers on Amazon: 
They're so stinking cute!

Hubs worries I'm getting carried away, and that pretty soon our house is going to look like one of those places visited by the American Picker guys (I LOVE that show!).  I'm afraid he might be right...


  1. I love it! Even though they aren't actual vintage, I love those ad cans. You definitely need to show us photos when you get things set up!

  2. You know what is funny I was only thinking to myself the other day that I would like to have a vintage theme in my kitchen but thought my family would poo poo the idea but after reading this I might bring it up and see what they say, I love old things and the phone you have pictured is so cool I love it lucky you.....

  3. Awesome finds! How cool that your grandmother holds on to stuff like that. Definitely will give the vintage vibe!

  4. Hi there! I am your newest follower. Congratulations on the purchase of your house your kitchen theme is awesome I specially love that washboard...takes me back to my childhood! Cheers!!

  5. Hello lady! Glad to see you are back! Congrats on your new home! Looks like you are finding some fun vintage items to decorate your kitchen with.