Monday, July 27, 2009

Chop Chop



While at the lake house this week....I have been cleaning up and cleaning out...
I thought you might enjoy looking at some of the collections stashed here....



Back in the 70's when Rob and I were selling collectibles and things at shows...I was a big collector of kitchen ware.....having been a Home Economics major in college....it was an interest of mine....cooking...baking....etc.....



These are just a few of the different choppers we collected.....it is amazing how many different shapes and sizes were produced.....and of course...some were hand made.



Wonderful wooden handles....



Warm and comforting, I find these old utilitarian things.....it is fun to picture the people and their homes who may have once used these old items to fix their family's dinners....



I am writing this post from the local library which has limited hours so I will be catching up on reading all my favorite blogs next week....



In the meantime....I hope you all have a wonderful week....





Think I will chop up a few vegetables for dinner....I'm in the mood.....



Happy Days! Vacation fun.....family fun and lots of good food!
Be well, Laura

16 comments:

Jenny said...

Nice in their simplicity, yet with their grays, they almost look industrial! Reminds me of an opportunity I had to buy several old choppers for cheap and I didn't. I regretted it, but I've more than made up for it in buying other things! Thanks for sharing these pictures.

Lisa said...

So cool--I just inherited a bunch of my grandfather's pastry and pasta-making supplies and equipment which go way back to about 1945.

Annie said...

Again, your photos are fantastic, as is you subject matter. Love this post, with it's old tools.

Floss said...

Those are incredible, especially the worn handles. We have a not dissimilar modern herb chopper which I bought as a present for my husband on 9/11 - in the shop we had all been listening to the news as it came in and I was in tears. Chopping herbs often brings this back to me - perhaps it's good to have a reason to remember. Sorry for that strange conncection!

ITALIAN PEASANT said...

OH GREAT & I COLLECT CHOPPERS :) GIO

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

The handles are well loved and worn. Happy vacationing!
xo~Tracie

Waterstone by Lori Plyler said...

What great photos and what a great collection. Love the old wooden handles.
~lori

Nancy said...

Oh! I love your collection of cooking items! I have a few of my Mom's "tools" and love them! Smooth wood and nice weight. I also have those old trivets that used to hang in many kitchens-so heavvvy! Your photos are beautiful.
~Nancy

Alicia said...

What a great collection!! Does this make you a "demilunatic"??? Couldn't resist...I'll blame the margarita...
Im such a vintage kitchen freak particularly the reds & greens that wore down & got such great patina. One day I'll find a way to display all my utensils, etc.
And by the way..I'm a full lunatic :)

Sammy Girl said...

Laura -- they are wonderful! While I don't collect choppers, I taught home ec. at middle school for a few years and it was a fun excuse for collecting vintage kitchen items.
Thanks so much for sharing!

Les Cotrions said...

What a wonderful collection of old kitchen tools! They're so lovely! Enjoy your holidays!
Warm greetings
Vale

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

Now that is alot of choppers!!! Anything metal, I love it all!! Blessings, Janna

Jacqueline said...

Isn't it lovely to see the worn handles and to think of the people who used these implements Laura.... and who would have thought that they would make such lovely photographs ?Well , you would !! XXXX

jade said...

Dear Laura,
so many wonderful treasures - it`s like a museum!!!! Thank you for this loveley pictures and have a fantastic week full of sunshine,

Hugs Jade

Annemary said...

très beaux outils !!!!bisous et à+

Julie@beingRUBY said...

The aged wood is is beautiful. Would certainly love a collection like this. Might look a bit sinister all hanging in one display :) .. Have a great vacation. Julie