Wednesday, June 13, 2012
what I need is a Hoosier Cabinet
I'm not as trusting as the heroine of A Deadly Grind, the first in Victoria Hamilton's new Vintage Kitchen Mysteries series. If a helpful stranger offered to help me carry my newest treasure up onto the house and started asking me questions about our alarm system and who lived in the house, I wouldn't be answering them.
I'm also not as gutsy -- if a guy wound up dead on my porch, apparently killed with my old meat grinder, I'm not sure I'd keep living in the house!
But I did fall in love with the dusty old Hoosier cabinet right along with her. Just take a look at these things! Our house was built in 1920, when they would've been the latest and greatest thing. The trouble is, even if I could find and afford one, I wouldn't have a place to put it -- unless I gave up my sewing corner. Not gonna happen.
Maybe I should just cross stitch one. Or, since I'm wildly daydreaming here, what about quilting one like those neat bookshelf and jar quilts that are so popular?
While I'm daydreaming about what my kitchen might've originally looked like, Antique Homestyle has lots of pictures.
And I'll be watching for the next Vintage Kitchen Mystery, because escapism is even more fun with Pyrex and old cabinets!