Classic culinary antiques possess a certain character and charm that I truly love. Maybe it’s because of all the time I spent in the kitchen with my dear grandmother and my mother, happily whiling away the hours while cooking and talking. Hand crafted wooden culinary antiques where part of our daily life so many years ago in Europe. The material to create them was readily available, and we could buy them at the food market in the city. Country craftsmen would bring wooden bowls, spoons and cutting boards from the villages along with the produce harvested every week. I remember it fondly as if it was yesterday ~ my grandmother drying her wooden cutting boards and stacking them at the end of kitchen table. Now after almost four decades I cherish these old memories which are revived by the patina in the grain of these old, much-used objects.
On my European buying trips I go to extra lengths to scour the countryside to find a great selection of culinary antiques for our stores. My trips to country flea markets require early morning arrivals, some times before dawn. We have gathered a wonderful collection of 19th and 20th century cutting boards in various shapes and sizes that are quite functional and beautiful in the kitchen and entertaining areas of the home. These can also be a stylish addition to your décor hanging on the wall, or just setting on the counter (as my grandmother use to store them). Below are some creative ideas on how to use and display antique breadboards to add patina and texture to a modern kitchen.
One of our Antique Breadboards is also our exiting give away this month. We look forward to sharing this charming object of European kitchens with one of our lucky winners.
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