I enjoy using old kitchen tools. If you asked me what my kitchen's theme is, I'd probably answer "eclectic." But a better answer might be, "1930's or so."
In this photo are some of the old kitchen tools I use on a regular basis--just some of them. I have quite a few others, and I love them. Old kitchen stuff is sturdy, made out of real stuff like metal, glass, pottery and wood. It's usually hand-powered so it's not likely they'll quit working unless I do. I find satisfaction knowing I am cooking with hand tools that have been used for years before me by other cooks.
For a little January fun, here's a pop quiz: How many of these items can you identify? Some are easy, of course, but can you also tell me the brand name of the cannister, the maker of the mixing bowl and little orange pitcher? (I count 21 items in the photo--is that right?)