Kitchen & Bathroom

Vintage/Modern Coffee Collectibles for the Home

Vintage/Modern Coffee Collectibles for the Home

Without the mental zing offered by coffee, could we have sent men to the moon? Like all the fascinating machines born from the coffee-fueled industrial revolution that now fill museums, the push to create the perfect cup of 'joe' left many intriguing artifacts in its wake. Fortunately, many coffee-related items received the artist's touch in those days of fine craftsmanship. From simple home bean grinders to electric percolators and enameled pots, these beguiling devices, both antique, vintage and modern, serve as wonderful additions to your home decor and are guaranteed to incite stimulating conversations.

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Kitchen & Bathroom

Fiestaware - An American Tableware Tradition

Fiestaware - An American Tableware Tradition

Recently, my nephew moved into an apartment with his girlfriend of three years. Just out of college, the pair are "house poor" and in need of inexpensive housewares. In particular, they were looking for dinnerware that exemplified their vivid personalities. I suggested that they look into purchasing new or vintage Fiestaware.

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Kitchen & Bathroom

Cast Iron Makes a Comeback

Cast Iron Makes a Comeback

In the last few years, there's been a resurgence of using cast iron to cook. Today, cast iron skillets, grill pans, bakeware and cocotte/dutch ovens are often found in today's everyday kitchen. Whether you choose to invest in vintage or today's modern enamel coated offerings, cast-iron can be a great pick to take cooking to the next level with enhanced performance, style and durability.

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