4/27/10

The Vintage Play Kitchen!

We were on our way home from visiting Brett's family when I saw a sign for an antique store in downtown West Plains that I felt the urge to visit. We'd never driven through the square before since it's off the beaten path home but all parties involved were either asleep or willing to take a pit stop so we found it. This is where I need to share with you all how consistently my dear husband says 'sure' when I ask him if we can make a stop. He is such a trooper.

I walked in and instantly knew it was a place full of carefully picked vintage but also pretty great prices and got a little giddy. I was about to go to the front and just ask if they had a wooden play kitchen to save myself some time when I rounded a corner and there it was! The SAME ONE I'd wanted and at an unbeatable price. I almost squealed a little because I really didn't think I was ever going to find one.

I've been collecting the vintage kitchen accessories for about a year and have a few more things on my list to pick up next time I see them but we've got enough of a working kitchen for now. In fact, Sebastian made his daddy a birthday cake yesterday.

I told Brett, it just goes to show that good things come to those who wait!

xoxo,
Rachel

48 comments:

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

wow! the whole set up, the kitchen with the vintage accessories is so awesome! I love it!

Dee Wilcox said...

Aww, that's so sweet! Congrats on your great find! I haven't tackled vintage shopping here in Nashville yet, but I'm looking forward to discovering a few treasures of my own. :)

sassypackrat said...

What a fantastic find! My kids had the big plastic kitchen but the vintage ones are so fun.

Mandy said...

How adorable is that?! Seeing it just brought back strong memories - we must have had one at home or in our church nursery or something. It is just perfect! :)

amy said...

Congrats on finding the coolest play kitchen!

Katie said...

congrats on your find!! I honestly believe that there is a "positive thinking" component to thrifting.

Holly said...

love the kitchen! also love the colorful puzzle on the ground behind sebastian. where'd you get that? :) can you tell i'm a preschool teacher?!

island jen said...

wow! what an awesome find!!

Amie said...

How adorable! This is infinitely cooler than the big plastic play kitchen I had when I was a kid...darn you Fisher Price!

Allison Drew said...

What a find! And it looks like it's in great condition! I MUST go vintage shopping this weekend.

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skunkboycreatures said...

*GASP* It's beautiful!!! I'm having serious kitchen envy right now!!! xo

Miranda said...

That is AWESOME!! I would have squealed too. Priceless!

annalea said...

eeeek! love it. good find and way to wait it out!

RachelDenbow said...

Katie,
I agree!

Holly,
It's thrifted but the bag it came with says Pottery Barn. I'm not sure if they still carry it or not but similar ones can be found here: http://www.finewoodentoys.com/geometric_puzzles_2.html

Hannah B. said...

That is too perfect! My mom was so sweet to give me bowls and spoons, etc for mine when I was little too! It was my favorite toy then and now my real kitchen is my favorite *grown-up* toy! ;) Looks like fun!

Lexi said...

I am from West Plains and yep, sometimes you can find a good treasure there on the square! Great find!

Mommyswanson said...
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Mommyswanson said...

What a find!! That is just like the one we had in the preschool where I did my student teaching ages & ages ago!! Have fun with it!

Laura

Sarah said...

Wow! I love a good vintage find! So happy for you and your little ones.

Kamika said...

The coffee shop I hang out at after my runs has one almost identical to this! Sooooo cute! What a great find!

chelsea lee aka spicklebee said...

oh my! Its absolutely perfect. I love the accessories and the little shelf is too perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing and congrats on the wonderful find!!

Cat said...

LOVE IT!!! I have a plastic kitchen that a neighbor gave us that is at least 30 years old, but there is nothing like wood. I even have been eyeing the Ikea one! Yours is so darling, I couldn't tell if it was for you or the kids :)

Maggie Whitley {Gussy} said...

ugh. so adorable i can hardly stand it :)

Angela said...

So adorable!! Congrats on the great find :)

Meg said...

so darn cute!! what a great find!

Ashley Yazzie said...

This is beautiful! I want to buy all the playthings I missed out on for my future babes as well. It will be such fun to see their delight!

xoxaine said...

thats great! i so want a play kitchen for my daughter later on. hoping my dad can whip up something for me! i love play kitchens.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Wow, can I play too? Looks great!

Sarah said...

that is SO awesome - i want one!!

Contessa Kris said...

I just got rid of a whole set of this wooden kitchen pieces this year. Our kids have all but grown out of playing with them. I donated them to a thrift store. Hopefully someone got them that loved them as much as we did and you do with your treasure!

Roxanne said...

This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen on your little blog, Rachel! The colors with the wood are perfection! Great find!

mle jean said...

that is so adorable. my favorite toy growing up was a fake kitchen too, I still love fake food.

great find!

Holly C. said...

Oh, I just love play kitchens and this one is awesome! Lucky find.

JessicaMC said...

First of all, this is so cute!! I love it. And secondly, I have family in West Plains and we visit there every year or two. I love it down there. What store is this? There are so many awesome thrift stores, flea markets, and antique stores in MO. That is one of my favorite parts of going there!! :)
--Jessica C.--

JessicaMC said...

First of all, that is SO CUTE!! Secondly, I have family that lives in West Plains and we go visit there at least once every two years. Which store was this?? There are such good antique stores and flea markets and things like that in MO. I love going down there. :)
Jessica C.

jari spry said...

this is awesome rachel! so happy for you guys to FINALLY have that beautiful kitchen set! yays! and the way you have it set up.... adorable.

Karisse said...

Oh my word!!!! Gorgeous! I want a vintage play kitchen now, and I don't even have any kids!!! :)

Kristin Ann said...

I have always loved the classic wooden play furniture. The new "fancy" plastic stuff doesn't hold a candle to it. Great Find!!!

Amanda said...

Great find! My girls got a "retro" kitchen for Christmas (Target remake!) and "make dessert" most nights after dinner.

My mom and I went thrifting when she was visiting a few weeks ago and we found the same dishes she played w/ from the 1950s!

Melody said...

That's so adorable. It's so great that you finally found the one you wanted. Good things do come to those who wait. ;-)

threesixfive said...

Oh the thrill of the hunt!!! and the find!! LOVE IT :)

Jenny said...

This is such an adorable set up with the dishes on the shelf. I may be on the hunt for a vintage kitchen!

sheer whimsy said...

OH MY GOODNESS. this play kitchen is SO fabulous!!!!! what an amazing find!

Michelle said...

Ohmygosh, how cute and perfect is it?? :) I want a little play kitchen myself, it's so cute...lol. :) Eeek!

Joyce said...

YAY!!!

Maggie said...

This is the most beautiful play kitchen ever! I don't even have any kids, but I want one. What beautiful colors.

Pearl said...

Thats so precious!
I love that!

cant wait to see the canvas when complete.


Pearl

ss said...

I love the kitchen! I just love wooden toys.

I've been following your blog for a couple months now and I love it!