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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Little Kitchens from Over the Years:

This week's Sepia Saturday theme is old kitchens.  I was reading Little Nell's most excellent post about her museum visit and about Lanzarote history over at Hanging On My Word.  Then I remembered my own museum kitchen photos, and thought to share them with you.  None are in sepia, but they are kind of neat all the same.  Thank's for the inspiration, Nell!

In May 2010, I toured the High Desert Museum near Bend, Oregon and took several hundred photos.  Then, I separated them into three slideshows.  Well, the pictures are still on my computer, but the slideshows are gone, thanks to Google buying up Slide.com and then deleting the program.  I just like to complain about that once in a while, especially when I get to a post that used to have a slideshow that we would have all enjoyed seeing again.  Oh, well.  

The videos below are from You Tube, and show you around the museum.  This first batch of kitchen photos are were taken at the High Desert Museum:

One room cabin's kitchen.

 The Chinese merchant's kitchen.



This the camp cook's chuckwagon kitchen 
near the Buckaroo display.


Old propane stove.


This kitchen is a replica of one from 
an Reservation home in the 1940's. 

To see photos of Indian bead work, checkout this link:

This kitchen is located in the settlers cabin and homestead area.




The following kitchen photos were taken at Ft. Rock Homestead Village Museum, please click here to see that blog post.








I just found this great kitchen on my Facebook friend Kathleen's page.  Do you think that it is from the 1940's, 50's or when?



Last, but certainly not least, is one of my favorite little kitchens ever ... Grandma Jody's cabin where Nigel and I lived for a year and half when we first moved to Mayberry.  Can you tell that I was into Mary Engelbreit?





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14 comments:

Little Nell said...

I did enjoy this post. Thank you for the kind words about mine. It’s a joy to scrutinise each of the different kitchen setting for the small details. A squeeze box in the kitchen; now that would be fun! For some reason I couldn’t get the videos to work so I’ll pop back and have a look tomorrow.

Linda Reeder said...

There is something very charming and even heart warming about old kitchens, but I 'm sure glad I have a modern one to actually live in.

Food Smarts said...

I love these old kitchens but love much better my own modern kitchen and conveniences. Interesting though how much remains the same - the muffin tins and rolling pins. I remember a pump near the sink from my grandparents farm, much like the one pictures. My grandmother appreciated the convenience of that pump every day.

I'm honored to have been added to your blog list.

Wendy said...

And they call that "the simple life," right? I enjoy old farmhouse museums, especially the kitchens.

Arkansas Patti said...

Some were charmingly pretty, some so stark it makes one wonder how they managed. All make me realize my little kitchen is just right.

Bob Scotney said...

There is an enormous amount of historic interest here. Just disappointed that the stags were not alive. Enjoyed seeing the videos.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

These kitchens are a far cry from the ones we have now, aren't they? I don't know how those pioneer women managed to put any kind of meals on the table at all!

Alan Burnett said...

This illustrates what is such a wonderful feature about Sepia Saturday, the way we all seem to bounce ideas off one another. Creativity as a collective idea.

Brett Payne said...

Having grown up in a home without electricity and with one of those solid wood-burning Dover stoves, some of these photographs made me feel I was back in my childhood. Thanks for sharing them.

C. Foxy said...

I loved this post featuring all the different kitchens. It reminds my of Julia Child, "The French Chef." When she retired from her cooking show she donated her television kitchen and it's now on display at the Smithsonian. Thanks for a great post. Your blog is so colourful too. Thanks so much for all your nice comments on support on my blog as well! :)

Queen Bee said...

Enjoyed seeing all your photos. Did you notice all of the cooking implements were hung on the walls?So glad I have a modern kitchen with cabinets for storage. To answer your question about the picture of the kitchen dating from the 1940s or 1950s - it looks 1940s to me.

Tattered and Lost said...

You're like me in that you take a lot of photos of kitchen stuff at museums. I'm always fascinated to the various items. And then I look around and think "Whoa, I have some of those!" and I feel really old.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Thank you, everybody, for your sweet comments. I am so happy that you enjoyed the post.

C. Foxy, thanks for following me today!

Kathy M.

tony said...

All Those Kitchens! I'm Hungry Now!!! What's For Supper????:)

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