Thursday, 2 October 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday

It is Thursday again and time to show some vintage thingies. The Apron Queen Lisa has links to other blogs showing vintage today.


I will stay in the kitchen for a little longer. Here are my old kitchen knives my mother gave me in the early 70's when I started my independent life and needed all kinds of kitchen stuff. These knives have long ago been replaced by others, but I keep them there to remind me of old times.



The wooden handles feel smooth and nice to the hand. You can see how the blade of the lower knife has narrowed down when it has been sharpened hundreds of times.

In this other picture the second knife from the right used to belong to my maternal grandmother. The Zwilling stamp has been in the middle of the blade, so it used to be a lot wider as well. My mother has a similar knife from that same time, and it has become almost an inch shorther than mine, and a lot narrower. My father used to sharpen all knives very efficiently. The last one on the right is a cheese knife, not a sharp one. The little spikes on the other edge are for picking up the slice just cut. The handle is of horn.
This is all for today from my vintage department. Today is a very rainy day, so I needed to cheer me up with this picture of a recent sunny, frosty morning. It is a view from my yard to the forest, with yellow birches and a red rowan tree and a high pine tree. When I took the picture, I heard the cry of a great black woodpecker flying somewhere near.

12 comments:

  1. great knives. Love the photo of the fall colors.

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  2. Great collection of knives.

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  3. It's nice to keep things when lovely memories are attached to an item...they're much too nice to throw away. Lovely autumn colours in your photo too :)

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  4. How neat to see the history in the blades! I have my mom's wooden spoon that I rarely use anymore, but it sits with all my other utensils.

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  5. Morning Ulla those are wonderful knives. You don't see horn handle knives much these days. I think my last time was at West Stow Anglo Saxon re-enactment centre.

    I love your view!

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  6. You have a great collection of knives complete with family memories. Wonderful treasure!

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  7. Ulla.. I just love all your old things. They have wonderful stories to go with them!

    Terrific photo of the blue sky and the lone pine tree. I don't think I've ever heard or seen a great black woodpecker before. That would be very exciting.

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  8. Things always mean more when they
    come from a family member! Enjoy!

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  9. There must be some great memories attached to those knives!

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  10. What a wonderful view you have! I get a nice feeling just looking at this picture, thanks!

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  11. Great knives!

    I can't believe you already have leaf changes and everything so fall-like...here its finally dropped below 100!

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