It seems that lately on my scavenger hunts I have been happening upon more & more vintage
ice boxes encased in oak. No longer functioning, a harbinger to the past when keeping food cool was a true advancement in daily living. For food to become non-perishable or at least to last a bit longer must have given such a feeling of freedom for women of the day.
And so began the habit of - "What's for dinner?" and "Let's see what's in the fridge".
I am so envious of those who have refurbished these & bought them into their home to actually use. Most of my vintage collections are merely items to be gazed upon, except for dishes and silver serving trinkets.
For a sampling of what can be done, check out this SteamPunk kitchen with the most wonderful appliances - they might even make me want to cook.
Visit the Chambers Stove Lovers Website for more stoves to Covet and to possibly find one to buy:
Ramona's Vintage Appliance Forum always has a variety of vintage appliance stories for all of us to drool over. Check it out!
Next time I happen upon one, I will think twice!