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Pig Chart Kitchen Towel (Cow Too!)

Gourmet Classics Chef's Cut Chart Pig Kitchen Towel, 20 by 30-Inch

We all know that it is important to know where our food comes from, right? Luckily, there is a cheat sheet in case you forgot. A cheat sheet in the form of an everyday kitchen helper that is. The Gourmet Classics Chef’s Cut Chart Pig Kitchen Towel is a good-sized, 20-inch by 30-inch cotton towel printed with an image of what food comes from where on a pig. Perfect for cleaning up slop masterful kitchen creations.

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July 6, 2012   No Comments

July 4th Ham

1942 Ad July 4th Quick Ready Serve Swifts Premium Ham - Original Print Ad

Happy 4th of July! What better way to celebrate than with a meal like above? The above ad was found while perusing the Period Paper Storefront from the other day. Be sure to check out the whole 1942 Ad July 4th Quick Ready Serve Swifts Premium Ham – Original Print Ad. Perfect for your kitchen décor any time of year. Yum!

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July 4, 2012   No Comments

Chinese Dinner Party 1929 Stella Benson Block Print

1929 Print Chinese Dinner Party China Chop Sticks Kuaizi Table Wok Stella Benson - Relief Line-block Print

This seems like a good opportunity to open up a new category. Welcome to the first post filed under ‘Decorative,’ enjoy!

What we have above is a Chinese Dinner Party 1929 Wood Block Print By Stella Benson.

I took the opportunity to learn a little about Stella Benson. She was born in 1892 to a wealthy English family. During her lifetime she traveled and wrote. Apparently she also made wood blocks. She died of pneumonia at the age of forty in December 1933 at Hongay in the Vietnamese province of Tonkin. She left behind a catalog of works that include multiple novels and poetry collections. (Via Wikipedia, July 2, 2012.)

The print above comes from a seller specializing in paper goods. They have a bunch of Stella Benson’s works available for sale right now. They images capture a sense of what travel meant to her. The seller has priced these at around $35 each, which seems incredibly reasonable to me. So if you are looking for a way to spruce up the walls in a unique way, definitely check out the PeriodPaper Storefront on Amazon. Good stuff.

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July 2, 2012   No Comments

Hot Dog Slic’r

Evriholder HDH Hot Dog Slicer

There has only ever been one time when it has been acceptable to put ketchup on a hot dog and that has been when the age of the eater is still in single digits. Apparently however, this basic truism may have another component: when the hot dog has been sliced into kid-friendly bite-sized pieces with the Evriholder Hot Dog Slic’r. Oh, and if you happen to be a dachshund. Just look at that happy face!

Evriholder HDH Hot Dog Slic'r

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June 28, 2012   No Comments

Casabella Garlic Prep’n Store

Casabella Garlic Prep'n Store

Fresh garlic is the best. Prepping fresh garlic, however, is not the best. Lucky then, there are ways to prep a bulb and have fresh garlic always at the ready. The Casabella Garlic Prep’n Store not only offers an easy way to peel garlic, but the gadget can also slice or dice cloves thanks to its interchangeable blades. And just to make sure that garlic breath is in no danger of ever going away, the device can store peeled cloves, so fresh garlic is never more than a step away.

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June 26, 2012   No Comments

Anything But Snowman Tongs

Amico Pink Plastic Cut out Holes Head Food Tong Bread Clamp Serving Tool a.k.a. Snowman Tongs

Ah, cultural differences. A design that is instantly recognizable to most Americans could be a complete mystery to those from other countries. Take for example, the Amico Pink Plastic Cut out Holes Head Food Tong Bread Clamp Serving Tool. The seller is based in Hong Kong and I guess they just do not have snowmen there. But perhaps the bigger concern here than the lack of snowmen in Hong Kong, is why the heck do snowman tongs exist? Snowmen don’t like heat! Everybody knows that. Oh, wait… 😉

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June 22, 2012   No Comments