While summer is all about grilling, fall is all about baking. The onset of the extended holiday season means the kitchen gets a workout with flour-coated counters, mounds of chocolate chips, and spicy scents wafting through the whole house. For many, baking a batch of pumpkin bread or snickerdoodles brings back cherished memories of spending time in the kitchen with mom or grandma. For me, sitting on the kitchen stool while I stirred a batch of cookie dough in Mom’s giant Pyrex bowl was pure heaven.... Read More
Just as we promised in last month’s Vintage post, we discovered more “new” items to add to our Vintage Housewares collection! Some, in spite of their age, are still functional and handy to have in the kitchen, while others are simply full of character and charm and more suitable as an accessory or display piece.
Several vivid Pyrex Bowls caught our eye. These handy vessels are still very serviceable and will add a delightful pop of color to your kitchen counter. The Vintage Pyrex Yellow Bowl in a 2.5 quart size features the zesty yellow finish from their mid-century Primary Color Line and stands ready for the cookie dough! A larger 4-quart size is also... Read More
It would probably break my mother-in-law’s heart but my favorite kitchen tool is not found in the 12-piece prep and garnish set she gave me for Christmas. I do love that 4″ birds beak garnishing knife for deveining shrimp, but my favorite and most dependable tool to have on hand, especially when I’m baking, is my Granny’s old rolling pin. The smooth wooden roller has spread out many a pie crust, and I feel a connection with her every time I grab hold of those worn handles. Vintage housewares not only conjure up wonderful memories in the kitchen, but these antique treasures are often just as useful today as they were a generation or two ago.... Read More
In our last post, we explored creative ways to add some swagger to your décor even if your calendar and budget aren’t quite ready for a complete overhaul. Vintage accessories are a great way to add a little history and charm to your home or office without gutting your entire space and starting over.
Little touches like a Victorian soap dish in the guest bath or an elegant crystal doorknob are a no-brainer for any DIY wannabe and create instant appeal. A fresh coat of paint — another easy, inexpensive way to freshen up a room — and a few well-chosen details like these can make a world of difference to the look, not your wallet.... Read More
No matter what your age or design style, we all like a little bling in our lives. That special something that turns a head and starts a conversation. Or those little extras that pull a room together and make it pop. Often times, this home dècor bling has a history; a vintage piece that isn’t seen on every store shelf or website.
You can incorporate some history into your own home with Barn Light Electric’s collection of Vintage Accessories that include salvaged and decorative accent pieces. These items are a great way to add some new life to a room without the time, hassle, and expense of a major remodel. If you’ve always wanted to try out a new look,... Read More
Sad as it may be, most homes don’t come with a wine cellar. Much less a wine cellar that oozes with warmth, style, and a moody vibe that lets you know as soon as you cross the threshold that this is a place to slow down, relax, and breathe — just like a good wine. This gorgeous setting is part of a 126-year-old home located in Connecticut’s Pine Meadow Historic District. Known as the Philip Chapin House after its first owner, it is named in the National Register of Historic Places as “an excellent example of Victorian domestic architecture.” The owners have spent decades preserving the historic details of this home and, as you can see... Read More