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Friday, January 11, 2013


I visited the Henry Ford Museum recently and
of course, I was drawn to the display of kitchens
through the years.

I wish I could have been a Kitchen
Anthropologist, I love to research
all the gadgets and wares of the various
time periods.

Though I wouldn't want to live with
a pump and a dry sink, I still like the
look of it.

Looking through these displays, I realized
I own or have owned some of these pieces.

I loved the 1930's kitchen,  I would not 
want to cook in this in my busy life I lead
everyday but if I had a cottage I could escape
to and spend hours whipping up meals,
this kitchen would be perfect for me.

That sink is one that got away for me...
Years ago before I had a house, before I
was married, I saw that sink on the trash
pile of St. Mark's Church in my hometown.
I said to my sister I want that to be my
kitchen sink someday!  We tried to pick it 
up and even though we were young, healthy
and strong, we could not move it an inch.  It
weighed a ton!  I still dream of having that
sink ~ someday...


  1. Yes ... but there was no countertop for pies.

    1. Okay, you're right. I'll add a pie safe for all the baked goods!

  2. Definitely need a pie safe. I have most of the stuff in the 30s kitchen except for the fridge. I, too, love that era of kitchen furniture. I used those same chairs for years and years. Bought them at an auction with 42 layers of paint on them. Think I still have two somewhere.

  3. Hi Mary, I had those chairs too. I bought them at a garage sale with an enamel top table many years ago. We used the chairs until they fell apart. When we moved to Indiana many of our wooden chairs split or fell apart at the joints, it must have been the change in climate. I still have the table, I changed the legs on it and it is now a tallish coffee table in my family room. We work on it, eat on it, the kids did homework on it, there were tea parties on it and I used to sew on it. I love furniture with history!

  4. Interesting that the '30s kitchen is handicapped accessible. It's the cabinets that get in the way. Still, I would not like to do without them. Thanks for this display. Makes me greatful.