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Our Top 15 Favorite Kitchen Collectibles!

Kitchen collectibles have long been at the top of many people's lists of favorite vintage items to collect. We are no exception! The great news for vintage lovers is that many kitchen collectibles are very inexpensive and are great fun and easy to search for at almost any local flea market, garage sale, or thrift store!


We LOVE Kitchen Items!


I have mentioned in previous posts that Sister and I inherited a lovely 100+ year old house that was a virtual treasure trove of antiques and vintage finds from our mother. While our mother had eclectic tastes and had a great eye for unusual and one-of-a-kind treasures, her true love was all things kitchen!

Sister and I most definitely inherited her love of bright, colorful, and always cheerful vintage canisters, shakers, mixing bowls, cookie jars, etc. If you have ever visited our booth at the Cedar Chest Antique Mall in McGregor, Texas, you will notice that we always offer a large selection of these items.



Our Favorite Items:


While there are very few kitchen related items that we don't love, there are some that we nearly always gravitate to. I am going to list them here. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, and I feel quite certain that I have missed some. Also, these are not listed in any particular order, so here we go...!

  • Salt and Pepper Shakers- If you pay any attention to our booth and/or our Etsy shop, you will notice that we offer TONS of these! We especially love the cute figural and anthropomorphic ones!



  • Aprons- Vintage aprons are easy to find and come in all styles! We especially love all of the hand sewn aprons that are readily available and can be found in any color/style imaginable!



  • Canisters- Our favorite types of canisters are the colorful and wonderful old metal ones.


  • Pyrex- I have written previously about Pyrex. We love it, and while it is still possible to find Pyrex at affordable prices, be aware that it is very popular and people might fight you for it! :-)


  • Kitchen Utensils: I am including many different types of utensils here. This could mean rolling pins, egg beaters, biscuit cutters, potato mashers, etc. We love the old red and green wooden handle utensils!


  • Tins- Many people love to collect old kitchen tins. This could include spice tins, biscuit tins, coffee tins, etc. Sister found a really cool old potato chip tin recently at an estate sale. You will see it pictured below.

  • Bread Boxes: Bread boxes are another popular kitchen collectible. They can be found in wood and metal versions. Again, we love the colorful metal bread boxes!


  • Cake Savers- Vintage cake savers were very popular back in the day. They are most commonly found in plastic and metal form. Cake savers are not quite as easy to find as some other items, but they are out there!


  • Recipe Boxes- These are really selling like hotcakes for us right now! They are usually found in both wood and metal. It is especially lovely when you find one that is already filled with wonderful, old vintage recipes!


  • Mixing Bowls: Mixing bowls come in many forms. Many people like to collect Pyrex, Jadeite, and other stoneware crock-type bowls. We love them all!


  • Cookbooks- Oh how we love these! We love them so much that one of our first blog posts was dedicated to them. Old cookbooks can be found everywhere!



  • Teacups/Saucers and Teapots: I have collected teacups and teapots for most of my adult life. I loved them even before I became an antiques and collectibles fanatic.



  • Drinkware- Vintage drinkware can include many things. We tend to stock primarily old glass tumblers and juice glasses in our booth and Etsy shop. Swanky Swigs are some of our best-loved items. We find that they are always some of our best sellers.


  • Flour Sifters- Flour sifters may initially sound rather dull...but they're definitely not! Some of the old metal flour sifters are amazing and quite lovely. They also sell quickly, so you have to grab them while you can!


  • Cookie Cutters- Cookie cutters are still very inexpensive and can be found everywhere. We like to collect holiday related and wooden-handled cookie cutters.





Final Thoughts:


There you have it! The items above are some of our very favorite kitchen collectibles. I feel quite certain that I missed a few, but my hope is that you can, at a minimum, appreciate the variety of items available and that maybe you'll even decide to begin a collection of your own!


FYI... Almost of the items above are from either our booth or our Etsy shop. A few are from our own personal collections. If you love vintage kitchen collectibles, don't forget to check our Etsy shop frequently for newly added kitchen treasures!


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