Part of the fun of adding vintage kitchenware to my shop is finding it in the first place. I travel all over Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont to find these great items, and now that it's spring, it's easier than ever to go exploring. People often ask me what I'm looking for or how I know what to buy, and while I never know just what I will find, I always know it when I see it.
One of the things I find hard to pass up is old enamelware. Why do I like it? Because it has so much character while still being useful. And while I always buy pieces that are in good condition, little bits of wear and tear don't bother me a bit. I love knowing that an object has played a part in other people's lives in the past and will go on to enhance someone's daily life in the future!
So how do you incorporate these enamelware items into your day to day life? I love using enamelware pitchers (I can't keep them in stock in my shop!) for floral bouquets and arrangements. Spring and summer are the best times for taking your enamelware plates with you on a picnic, to the beach, or even just for a meal in your own backyard. They are lightweight to pack, easy to clean, reusable and much better for the environment than paper and plastic.
My favorite colors for vintage and antique enamelware are white and cobalt blue, so when I found the coffee pot and plates pictured above, I couldn't wait to add them to the shop! You can find the coffee pot listed here and the plates and bowls listed here. They are ready to join you on your next outdoor adventure!