I can't seem to get my head out of the kitchen these days. But besides the obvious, the kitchen also holds some of my favorite vintage things. I enjoy the mix of nostalgic old essentials next to smart new kitchen ones. All with a layer of vintage linen underneath.
It's natural to be drawn to the heart of the home in the heart of the cold season. And having the scent of an old fashioned classic like French onion soup wafting in the air feels like the ultimate indulgence for so simple a dish.
I enjoy the still-life quality of kitchen goods that elevate the ordinary to art. An old enamel pitcher or ironstone jug just has a certain vintage beauty. But my inspiration today comes from the artful cookbook Seasons, by Donna Hay that I found at Anthropologie.
The chapters are divided by seasons. The photography is gorgeous, and uses a lot of vintage props, so the images look as yummy as the food.
This, and the following two photos are from the book. The objects are wonderful and beautifully styled. The food is beautiful too.
Unfortunately, more than inducing me to cook, or to take pictures, the photos make me want to EAT!
Donna Hay is an Australian, and her talent reminds me of that other Aussie foodie/photographer Katie Quinn Davies and her blog What Katie Ate found here. But you'd better eat before you go take a look!
I used to keep garlic in this old enamel pot, but recently changed to a new one with a French country spirit by William Sonoma.
Here you get a glimpse of three hard working cabinets in my dining room and hall. If I had my way, all of my built-ins would be replaced with free-standing vintage pieces for storage.
Vintage textiles lend so much to a beautiful table. This old French cloth displays the owner's mark as shown in the final photo of this post.
Vintage in the kitchen can help make the plainest of food look beautiful. . . .
Now I have to find some crusty bread! What's cookin' for you lately? Hope it's cozy!
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