I dog sat for some friends recently while they were on vacation in Europe. As a thank you they brought me back an antique English pewter deciliter taster mug. It’s from the late 1800s. I keep toothpicks in it. It always draws questions from guests.
I also have a Griswold dutch oven from around 1905 that a friend gave me for helping her move. She was going to take it to Goodwill. It mostly gets used for baking bread. It’s a gorgeous pot. One (wo)man’s trash…
Finally, I have a vintage 20cm 4 Star Elephant Sab in carbon steel. A friend of mine from Paris brought it back from an antique shop during a visit home a few years back. She said it’s from the late 70s, but I’m not certain. It’s a great little knife. It’s the smallest of my 3 chef knives. I wish it was a touch longer. It’s the knife I let guests use when they are in my kitchen.
What are the oldest things in your kitchen and what are their stories?