Friday, 14 June 2013

flea friday: sunny yellows

In my general experience, a quick nosey around the junk store usually ends up in at least one item for the kitchen. It's either because the kitchen is very easy to find things for, or because our kitchen is still quite basic (meaning one frying pan, only two saucepans, only four of each type of cutlery, etc, and a big bottle of washing up liquid...).

Funnily, I've also been finding kitchen things in bright yellows, and all of them most of them <as Bodum is Swiss! edited 05/04/2014> with a connection to Germany. I also reckon they are all from a similar era, from around the 70s.

I think this little teapot is from Bodum - it has no marks but has all the details that point to it. It probably had a sticker somewhere on the glass once that washed off during the years.



Then there was this set of mandoline slicers in popping colours shining out from a dusty old box, and I thought we can definitely give these a new home. The grip proudly states that they are a product of West Germany. The knives are super sharp (still, after all those years of use), and that's great but slightly terrifying too. Even the cashier lady at the junk shop commented that these are lethal for fingers. Don't worry, I said showing off my hands complete with the full set of digits - my mum had a set and we used it all the time as kids... Having said that, I am very very careful when I slice my veggies, mandolines are unforgivingly sharp.



Next, an absolute joy. An old Dr Oetker kitchen scales that found its new home with us too. It's a cute little simple one, perfect to measure out lentils and rices for our staple dinners. I love watching the dial turning smoothly as I pour the grains into the measuring dish. The measuring dish also becomes a cover when the scales are not in use.

What have you thrifted lately?

Sharing on A Living Space and on Sir Thrift A Lot.

12 comments:

  1. Lucky you, what beautiful things you found!! I absolutely LOVE the teapot and the scales!
    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. My son's being drawing (and reading about) dinosaurs for years, he's a bit of an expert ;)..
    Have a lovely week-end!

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    1. i too like certain dinosaurs - not sure why but very drawn to the stegosaurus and the swan-necked one, apatosaurus maybe? (used to be a nanny for two little boys years ago so had my fair share of godzilla pretend play, dino bedtime stories and even dinosaurus top trumps :)

      hope you will have a great weekend too!

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  2. i am jealous for your finds :P
    all in such a good condition!
    and have beautiful vibrant colors!
    enjoy them!

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    1. thanks Evdokia :) you are right, the colours are very vibrant! i photographed them on a very sunny morning and had to tone done the colours quite a bit after :)
      have a lovely weekend ahead! x

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  3. I love the bodum teapot - the colour is great!

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    1. thanks Nicole! :) it's a little cutie

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  4. They are useful and go really well together. Your kitchen must look pretty cool!

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    1. it's starting to look like a real kitchen, just about :)

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  5. The scale is really great. I know one of the granddaughters of dr. oetker, I used to work for her. (Not in baking ;-)
    My mum also has such a slicer it is sharp and you always have to use the vegetable holder!!! I have a big scar on my thumb from not using it.
    Have a nice sunday!
    Steph

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    1. Ouch, that scar sounds very painful! I love the job the slicer does on the veggies but yes I always fret it a little when using it...

      Wow, what a connection :) I wonder what you worked for her as.

      Hope you are going to have a lovely warm weekend - this weekend is starting early in Finland with friday for most; you probably remember the midsummer Juhannus celebrations :) So happy midsummer to you too! x

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  6. What great colours! Love the scale. I've had my thrifted scale for 2 months now and I swear its made me a better cook :)

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    1. there is something very nice about the functioning of old and retro scales. something the glass top precision scale will never muster :)

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