Thursday, March 5, 2009

bread box...





i inherited my love for antiques and vintage finds...my parents have taken me to antique stores my entire life. i spent many saturdays wondering around the huge warehouses at lakewood and scotts...unfortunately, i could have cared less at the time...it pains me to think about it. i would kill to be able to go to lakewood now (may it rest in peace)!
for christmas and my birthday a couple of years ago, my mom and dad gave me a vintage bread box and flour tin. i adore them. i have always wanted one b/c that is where we always kept our bread growing up. i can't wait until i have a kitchen with open cabinetry where i can really show them off....but in the mean time, i'll enjoy them sitting on my counter and giving me thoughts of home.
*pics courtesy of purple area, cottage living, bluepint bliss (these aren't old but they're still cute), country living

18 comments:

www.underagreenroof.blogspot.com said...

I agree with you, Lakewood was such a great place! I miss it as well! I also LOVE the third picture down! Those cabinets are so beautiful!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I love the third picture!

Lauren Jade said...

Although I'm young I too think of all the times my mom dragged me to the antique stores and i missed all these fabulous finds. Those kitchens look fabulous and love the look of those bread boxes. I'm torn between modern design and vintage design..I feel my place will be rather eclectic. great post.

The Polka Dotted Owl said...

we have an awesome antique store back home. The women who run it are pros. They actually travel all over the south, east coast, and some out west. Their finds are amazing, and I want to take it all home with me!

Love those cabinets, the farmhouse sink, and that huge
chalkboard....love it!!!

Kimberly said...

Love the dining table with all of the different distressed chairs.

playingelegant said...

i've seen this kitchen on a few blogs, but only one pic, i appreciate the full view, i love the cabinetry

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Oh such fun parents to take you antiquing!

Even though you didn't love back it then it must have stuck with you which is the important part.

Lovely images and so sweet of mom and dad to get you one.

Jennifer said...

okay, I was just about to post about these! I love them! I saw one a few weeks ago, but didn't want to spend the money. I want to say it was $70. was that too much? a good deal? I don't really have a frame of reference on these guys.

susie q said...

My husband and I had our best dates at Lakewood. He still stalks antique stores for miniature chairs for our collection. But the best ones were found at Lakewood in its heyday.

I love the kitchen photos. I want to pull up a chair, pour a soup-mug sized cup of coffee, and hang out all morning!

No.35style said...

i have a new bread box i got at Tuesday Morning a few years ago. It had one tiny dent and I got it for around 11.00...i didn't mind the dent...made it look older! love the 2nd picture of heather chadduck's kitchen!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

what a charming kitchen! i could cook their forever...and i don't cook!
xoxo

Kimberlee said...

loving first image! actually, too hard to even pin down a post or image, all of it just stunning! x

Patty said...

I love that kitchen!....I have a bright red really big bread box that I use in the kids playroom...it is full of alot of stuffed little animals...so little time for antiquing now...kids sport, birthday parties, etc. on the weekend...hope my girls grow up to like antiquing.

duniasisi said...

GOOD your blog

duniasisi said...

GOOD your blog

my favorite and my best said...

great post. these seem to be a hot topic of late. they are everywhere. i have one! got mine on ebay 4 years ago. i just did a post on my blog where i found some really cool black ones!! check it!

la la Lovely said...

I have always loved those bread boxes too... what great images you've found!

MichCherie said...

Great kitchen styles, so true to where these bread boxes would best fit in! Makes me want to go shopping for one. My bread currently has no home and I think it now needs one.