BRINGING OLD THINGS TO NEW LIFE...
The Vintage Kitchen Shop is an online retail rest haven for a curated collection of vintage and antique kitchenware that has gracefully withstood the test of time. Classic, functional cookware mingles with one-of-a-kind art pieces and antique flatware. Treasured cookbooks sit alongside tea towels, tablecloths, and dishes from decades past. Vintage barware stands ready to party once again...
Hello, dear shoppers!
I'm Katherine - chief storyteller and curator of the Vintage Kitchen shop and the blog inthevintagekitchen.com
This vintage kitchen business was born out of a love of cooking that started when I was a small child growing up in New York. There, I used to stand on a stool so I could reach the counter and make cookies with my grandpa, and my mom, and my siblings and anyone else who could tolerate a four-year-old's sense of baking technique.
In my growing up days, I was a world-traveler and a kid-connoisseur of cuisines from around the globe. I learned about history from old buildings and old bowls, from small vegetable gardens and large lengthy dinners, from food I couldn’t pronounce to places I couldn’t predict. Monte Carlo, Morocco, the Ivory Coast of Africa... those were the places where memory began.
I'd like to say that when I reached college and life as an adult that I acknowledged and respected those significant childhood passions and went straight to cooking school or to a position at Sotheby's or lived the expat life abroad. But I didn't. I worked in publishing and real estate and public relations and tried my hand at painting and photography and film production. I lived in over a dozen cities around the U.S., in the North and the South, on both the East and the West coasts.
Interest in cooking and collecting tagged along on all those other career path travels. Every new city brought a new layer of depth and understanding when it came to food, history and me. In 2012 I began selling antiques for all rooms of the house but quickly discovered that the most interesting and engaging stories lay in the details of cooking spaces.
There in the kitchen, more so than any other room of the house, history feels tangible, intimate and still very much useful. Objects, recipes, and procedures transcend time, culture, language and land in the most personal of ways. A 200-year-old teacup. A plantation house dough bowl. A factory worker's lunch box. A recipe from 1967. Simple objects reveal important stories.
Here in the Vintage Kitchen, we offer a collection of history-fueled inventions, innovations and whimsical items that have traveled through time with the greatest of relevancy. I hope you find your next prized possession and find joy in its treasured story.
Cheers and welcome!