A few years ago I found this antique farmhouse kitchen cabinet at a garage sale for a song. The woman was moving into assisted living and drastically downsizing her things and was very happy that I was very happy with finding it.
I brought it into the house, set it here and it’s never moved. It’s just about the most perfect piece of vintage goodness known to man and I want to hug it every single time I walk past.
I love the utilitarian look of it, the cool to the touch enamel top, the bakelite knobs, the wire cooling rack on the inside and even its chippy exterior. Although I’m not sure “chippy” really belongs in a kitchen setting.
What can I say, I love my cabinet.
I also enjoy knowing that countless woman have used this cabinet in their kitchens. Rolling out pie dough. Cutting out biscuits. Mixing cookie dough.
And having no idea that some crazy woman in the future would be showing it off on the internet to thousands of people. To be fair, they probably would have no idea what the internet was.
BTW, the yellow bowl is a vintage McCoy fish scale mixing bowl I found at a yard sale for $4. It’s one of my all-time favorite finds.
I also have a pink fish scale one.
And what do I store inside this cabinet of awesomeness, you ask?
Maybe a stack of vintage mixing bowls? Wooden handled cookie cutters? Ironstone pitchers and plates?
Sorry to disappoint, folks. But in real life, it holds camera gear.
I find it very easy to just grab my camera backpack and tripod as I run out the door, since they’re right here. Sort of like a mudroom for camera gear.
Did you notice those amaze-ball wooden utensils I’m making cookies with?
Polder’s Old World Market sent each of us Farmhouse Friday bloggers a few of their handcrafted kitchen utensils. I received the Best All Purpose Spoon and Basic Cookie Spatula, both in a yummy cherry finish (you pick the wood used to carve these).
And guess what? The people at Polder’s are giving away a $350 gift card to their store!!! You can enter to win through May 29th.
Go ahead and stop on over and see some more Farmhouse Friday inspiration over at:
Some other posts here that you may be interested in:
How To Update An Enamel Topped Table (not this cabinet, an actual table)
If I don’t see you again this weekend, have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! Buy a lot of stuff at the garage sales, eat a few hot dogs and, most importantly of all, honor our military veterans who didn’t make it back home. Because that’s what it’s all about.