How to Score Gems at Paris Flea Markets, According to a Parisian

“I love that everything you buy in a brocante has a story,” Jackie Kai Ellis tells me over the phone. “You really get a snapshot of history.” The Vancouver native, who has a design background, moved...

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Help identifying vintage cutlery

by Korson 4 years ago

I bought these knives in a set of three about 36 years ago at a surplus auction of recovered train wreck deliveries. They once had black oxide lettering on the side, I want to think it was Sweden a...

Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

The Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale is coming up, March 4 & 5, 2017. https://whiteelephantsale.org/ A source of kitchen gadgets, vintage tablecloths, cookbooks and more, the annual sale is ...

Need help identifying stemware

by alofaiesu 4 years ago

Hi! My aunt bought two crystal stemware from an antique store. She would like more but we don't know who made them. Does this look familiar to anybody? Sorry I loaded the picture in the comments...

Mom's wok

by PiperBob 4 years ago

In the early 70's Mom bought a wok and a book as a set. The book was Oriental Cooking The Fast Wok Way (Heriteau, 1971). I remember her using it back then, and I remember being unenthusiastic about...

Gross black spots (freckles) on cast iron seasoning

by sweetcinnabon 5 years ago

I searched through lots of forums and could not find anything posted on this particular issue. I bought a vintage Griswold on ebay and have spent the last 3 days trying to season it. First I trie...

Help needed re vintage turbotiere found in attic

by oregonhomecook 5 years ago

In the attic, I found a vintage turbotiere (see attached photos). The mark on the bottom says "Bon Gourmet France". I'm trying to learn more about the piece, including its composition (tin-plated...

Antique plates or kitchenware?

by pamalamb 13 years ago

Is there a place in Boston (or not too far from the city) that sells antique/vintage plates, silverware, and kitchenware? I've been amassing a collection of pretty plates, etc, for food photograph...

Looking for info on this copper pot

by AOchaley 5 years ago

I've been thrifting up a storm lately, but I think my husband one upped me today! Due to work, he found himself in an area we don't frequent, and he found this copper pot. Can I just add that I've ...

What's your best yard sale or thrift store cookware find?

by visciole 11 years ago

Vintage 1960s aluminum cake carrier with handle and the clever little latch on the bottom at the local thrift: $1.99. I LOVE this thing! What's yours?

What are these stamps on my old frying pan?

by aero1310 5 years ago

Hi there, I just recently bought this copper pan at an auction and could use some help identifying all the stamps on it. The internet has only got me so far and I found a page where they recomme...

Kitchenaid (Architect Series) Questions

by AOchaley 6 years ago

I've been fortunate enough to receive a Kitchenaid Architect Series 6qt stand mixer as a gift. I am beyond thrilled about it, but now I'm full of questions. I've never heard of this model before, a...

Can I drink this or should I sell it?

by harpoon 6 years ago

Hey all, I just received two bottle of wine and a bottle of cognac from my dad. He found them in a corner of his backroom. I just need to know if they are drinkable or, even better, sell-able. ...

Help buying a stand mixer, vintage Kitchenaid?

by vueclaire 6 years ago

Hi, I'm looking to buy a home stand mixer for pie and bread dough mixing (and other uses). I've been reading that the vintage Kitchenaid mixers are much more reliable than the newer ones so have be...

Info needed! Tell me about this "old school" saucepan.

by JTPhilly 6 years ago

So i came across this guy here. In the " style" of old copper pans with cast iron riveted handle but made of what looks like chromed steel. Is this whst pre-war restaurant ware looked like in the U...

Bringing Antique Copper Back to Service - Need Advice

by JTPhilly 6 years ago

So I decided to scratch the itch and get me some copper pots- for my aesthetic preference I went with old stuff. Two of the pans I have purchased will need retinned and will be sent off. Three of t...

Cleaning your vintage cookware finds

by AOchaley 6 years ago

I love "rescuing" old cookware, and judging from the all the posts about vintage pieces, many of you do, too. For me, it started with cast iron. Cleaning and seasoning cast iron is pretty strai...

What are the treasured items in your kitchen?

by Jpan99 6 years ago

My treasured items all belonged to my mother. I have her Robot Coupe food processor from the 70s. It's clearly a work horse. I have to be careful because the bowl handle is broken on the bottom ...

Vintage Kitchen Dishes and Cookware

by Ruthie789 8 years ago

Inspiration from this came from another thread and we got to talking about vintage kitchen dishes and cookware. Well you might note that I like vintage kitchen bowls, based on my avatar. I am wond...

Vintage All Clad query

by Ninevah 6 years ago

I was passing through my local Goodwill today and happened upon a piece that raised a lot of questions for me. It's an 11 inch skillet, aluminum on the outside, stainless inner. It has the All Clad...

Grandma's Pots : Keep or Throw Out?

by ktcolt 14 years ago

Ok here is my dilemma. I am moving at the end of this month and I found a box of pots that my Grandmother had given me. Worth keeping or throw out? Here is the list of brands: San Ignacio - Made...

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