I can never pass up the kitchen aisle at a thrift store and I’ve been adding to Isobel’s thrifted toy kitchen so I thought I’d give you an update. My most recent finds have involved sprucing up the toy kitchen itself. It’s in dire need of a make-over, in my opinion. These photos are from three different sessions, the most recent of which was after my camera broke so I had to use my tiny point-and-shoot. I’m devastated without my DSLR but in the mean time I’ll have to make do with my point-and-shoot and phone camera. It can’t be helped.
My favorite thing are her new potholders, which Isobel calls “hot holders.” It makes a lot more sense, seeing as how not everything you want to grab happens to be a pot!
I found all of this, including the vintage muffin tin, bread loaf pan, lemon potholder, and pot with a lid while in Reno.
I found a bunch of these plastic, colorful cups for ten cents each. They aren’t vintage, and in fact I’ve seen them for sale at the grocery store. Their colors are so bright and summery that Isobel loves them. Their small size is perfect for serving snacks to a toddler and they come with the added bonus that they are unbreakable.
As far as decorating her little kitchen goes, I was on the lookout for some small landscape paintings that I could put “curtains” around to serve as her window. No such luck but I found two floral paintings and one little watercolor of some pears and strawberries. I didn’t think Isobel would think much of them but she went absolutely bonkers for them. Toddlers are inexplicable, man. I don’t know why she loves these paintings so much be she still, to this day, thanks me for them. You might wonder why you can only see one flower painting in this photo. That’s because she loved the other one so much she put it in her pink purse. Duh.
I bought that small serving tray because it’s the perfect size for her tea set and because it was beautiful. It’s actually Chinese, and if you look closely you can see pagoda-shaped buildings in the distance and Chinese characters at the bottom.
The hammer really isn’t kitchen-related, but it was thrifted.
This strawberry potholder is my most recent find, as well as these two knitted washcloths. We’ve already pretended to “wipe the counters” with the cloths, and I tried not to think to myself, “EXCELLENT! I JUST GAVE MYSELF ANOTHER KITCHEN TO CLEAN!” while we wiped off the laminate surfaces.
The next time I head to a kitchenwares section of the thrift store, somebody stop me. Or don’t, because it’s always wonderful.