The Kitchen


In my mind, the addition was built on the house
when the family added indoor plumbing.
The right side of this kitchen is directly below
the bathroom on the second floor, thus adding
running water on both the 1st and 2nd floors


Although the house has electricity, this family
has yet to purchase a refrigerator...they still
have an old-fashioned ice box. I bet Mom
is pushing to update her kitchen with a
fancy new refrigerator!


Note the tongs on the block of ice and the
ice pick resting on top of the block of ice.


Inside the ice box is a jar of mayonaise,
a bowl of fruit and four bottles of milk.


There are so many cool things I can make for the kitchen that I needed more space to display them,
so I made this corner shelf unit from balsa wood. I even cut out the curved top for a little character.


On the top shelf is an oil lamp in the event of a
power outtage. The second shelf holds vintage
canned goods and Morton Salt! The third shelf
has home canned green beans, peaches, beets
and pickles.


The bottom shelves hold more vintage canned
goods, some freshly baked pies and a bowl
of fruit. I am sure more will be added


In the middle here is a pot rack, It has a thick
cutting board and shelves to hold more pots and pans.


These copper pots and pans hang from hooks
on the pot rack. Cute loaf of Wonder Bread,
huh? I have to check, but Wonder Bread was
probably not around in 1900.


These copper pots and
pans have removable lids.


As you can see, the kitchen is not quite finished.
The floor looks like marble and was made with
individual tiles, stuck to the floor one at a time.


This is one of my favorite pieces...a beautiful,
wood-burning cookstove with opening doors.


This is the kitchen sick, including a dish drainer
and a box of Brillo (again, not sure if Brillo was
around in 1900). There is even a small Brillo pad.


Next to the sink is this vintage cupboard. The
top center section was designed to hold a
large amount of flour (see the lid for filling on the
very top?) and a funnel at the bottom that
dispenses flour for daily bread baking.


I filled the four glass, corked bottles with spices
from my kitchen, trying to make them look like
beans, coffee, flour, etc.


Through the glass doors of the center section
you can see mixing bowls of various sizes and
coffee mugs with names on them.


In this photo you can see the flour funnel and the
pull-out pastry board. In the lower cabinet are
packages of sugar, flour and grits. The big drawer
on the right is a bread drawer, complete with a
metal lid to keep the bread fresh.


This kitchen table provides workspace for cooking and baking.
There are also two ice cream sodas on the table and a bowl for fresh fruit.

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