For a while now I have been on the lookout for a Hoosier Cabinet for our kitchen. I wanted one that was in good shape so I could actually use it for a baking center. So many of them have peeling paint or doors missing so I was very pleased to find this one on craigslist recently! The enamel table top pulls out so I can roll out pizza crusts or cinnamon rolls easily.
My mixer stores in the large cupboard on the bottom and although it does have a flour storage bin inside I am not using it because it's a little rusty inside. I haven't decided if I will buy a new one or not yet.
Of course it's fun to decorate the top, I used some of my Grandma's vintage kitchen utensils and an Albert Anker print and nesting chickens.
Here are a few interesting ads for Hoosier cabinets from about 100 years ago. I think it's funny how they claimed to save steps for women, to give them health, youth, good looks, strength and time, and nowadays the trend is to wear a step counter to try and take as many steps as possible!
I guess my life should just be one big holiday now that I have a Hoosier too! Haha! (:
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