Some years later I got a set of canisters at an auction that matched the cookie jar; I still have them too. They were worn and battered but I liked them and kept them and still use them daily. They're still worn and battered but then so am I! Last week I found a small shaker set in the same color and pattern. The addiction grows.
Over the years more kitchen items from the 30's, 40's and 50's have crept into my kitchen. Vintage plates replaced more modern dishes. Crockery bowls, red-handled utensils, cast iron, Fire-King and Hazel Atlas fill my shelves. The dishwasher was removed when I realized that most of my kitchenware could not be washed in it. The everyday sinkful of dirty dishes looked more and more like a vintage shop window. Now I buy nothing to cook with or eat from that was made later than 1970. I didn't plan it that way, but that is what my kitchen has become, and I love it.
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