Thursday, October 13, 2011

Everything Old is New Again

I have been in the market for a big roasting pan with a lid. I had hoped to pick one up at an estate sale, or possibly buy one new. But today, at the Bellevue Antique Mall, I found one. It is white and green and of indeterminate age, with an enameled surface. It could hold a six pound leg of lamb, or a whole duck. And I am certain it has, for it looks like a pan with a history.It is not unmarred. There are burns and dents that prove that someone used it often. It is a pan that will not die. It has just been waiting for a new home.

And see the photo of the flour sifter. It says "Made in the USA". Could you buy an American made sifter now? I think you know the answer. I used my crank handled sifter the other night. Flour flew. But this one has a squeeze handle, and will be more mannerly. I do not need more help making a mess in the kitchen.

And with the addition of two more rooster salt shakers, I enlarge my ceramic country barnyard.

1 comment:

Out on the prairie said...

I have a blue roaster i have had for years like this, I got mine used also. This one looks real nice.