I'm not sure exactly what it is that endears me to these vintage kitchen items. In this case it might have been the simple child-sized mixer that " operates on a flashlight battery"
perhaps it was the charming graphics on the box portraying a mother and daughter happily baking together in the kitchen... oh, the fact that they are dressed in blue and yellow may have helped too.
But, then again, those words
well, let's just say they also charmed me.
"Happy Family" baking powder.
Despite the rust and other signs of age, it called my name rather loudly on a recent antique shop visit.
It seemed to make Mother and Son smile once upon a time :-).
Now it sits in my kitchen making me smile :-).
I think my "Little Lady" toy stove
and the "Like Mother's" toy mixer
were both made in the 1940s.
When I watch old movies from that time period, the kitchens always look so clean and bright. Despite the fact that the movies are in black and white, the kitchens seem happy. Why even the "Little Lady" stove seems to be smiling.
I guess when people were drinking milk from bottles that said
"Yes Sir! It's good for GROWN-UPS TOO!
they probably weren't all that fazed by the adorable graphics, not to mention fonts on their milk bottle ;-).
This book, published in 1947, once helped to teach young girls
the basics of cooking.
Hands washed... nails cleaned... apron on
Let the cooking begin!
This looks just like a kitchen from those 1940s movies.
Love her pinafore and the sugar canister.
Kitchens have come a long way since the 1940s, but their sweet simplicity holds a special place in my heart.