Raise your hand if you love the soft gleam of tin and aluminum kitchenware. I would have to raise both hands and wave them wildly.
I was cleaning out a shelf (yes, I really was!) and unpacked some of my vintage kitchenware and thought they would look nice displayed out of the kitchen into the rest of the house.
I picture the collection with its silvery glisten for a winter mantel and tablescape. (No, I have not gotten that far, but I will show you when I do.)
There is a mixture of totally random pieces of both tin and aluminum. Here are an iron resting plate ( well, that's steel), biscuit cutters, a mayonnaise mixer, and a sprinkler top for a bottle. Raise your hand if you even know what the use was for that. (I will reveal the answer at the end of the post.)
I see all kinds of projects using funnels, but I just don't have the heart to do anything to these. Some do have holes for hanging if needed.
I have several of these half-round graters, and there are some of my cookie cutters. My favorite of this bunch is the horse.
Have they ever been used for cookies? No, just for crafts.
Two aluminum colanders with ready-made hanging holes. I have a definite plan for these.
Two salts and one pepper - a useful threesome when crafting.
Love molds - here are large and medium ones.
Are you beginning to see that wintry gleam?
Yes, the four medium molds above are marked JELL-O.
An assortment of many molds: bells and several different swirly ones. I might just downsize these. I honestly had not taken them out of the bag!
BUT the collection of measuring cups and egg poachers are definite keepers.
Now I have started a plan of how I will use these. If it stays cold for several days and I do not have to drag out my shorts again, the winter decorating will commence. I know I am weeks behind some of you, but I am slow. I will get there!
(The sprinkler top attached to a cork was inserted in a soda bottle filled with water. You would sprinkle the water on your clothes before ironing.)
Meanwhile, it has actually been cold enough to have a fire. Chucks patiently taught Willie how its done. As intense as Willie was, I think he could do it. If only dogs had thumbs!