Vintage Kitchenalia

Silvana de Soissons is an Italian cook and food writer and founder of The Foodie Bugle, an online co-operative magazine dedicated to the sourcing, preparation and enjoyment of good food and drink. It's one of those delightful websites that transports you to another world and leaves you feeling totally inspired and itching to invite some friends over and throw a dinner party. Head over there yourself to take a look and prepare to be wowed with beautifully laid tables and great photography and styling.

I've followed US blog Kinfolk for a while now so I was delighted to come across a UK based website that offers similarly gorgeous inspiration for informal gatherings, as well as reviews of cookbooks and places to eat, details of supper clubs and other mouthwatering foodie eye-candy.

I discovered The Foodie Bugle when Silvana wrote to me at Obsessionistas to tell me about her collection of vintage kitchenalia which includes crockery, cutlery, glass, enamelware, linens, pots and pans, cruets wooden boards, mincers and tiles. She picks most of the items up at charity shops and junk shops and occasionally through antique shops, fairs and private sales and uses many of them on an everyday basis for family meals as well as for parties and celebrations. Silvana is also a food stylist so her hoard comes in very handy for photo shoots.

"By surrounding myself with old, well designed, characterful and recycled objects, I can find enchantment in even the worst drudgery. Now you can't say that if you are peeling potatoes with a peeler from Ikea, can you?" she said.

I can completely relate to Silvana's desire to rescue and surround herself with such objects. It's an obsession I share..... I'm very envious of that beautiful, old painted dresser she displays them on.

You can see more of Silvana's collection on Obsesesionistas.

Do you collect kitchenalia or any other old vintage objects?

Images: Silvana de Soissons.