We love our orangey-red enamel Dansk pot that a friend gave us. Everything about it, from its distinctive shape and handle to its cheery color makes us nostalgic for our childhood in a happy way. In fact, we like it so much, it lives out on our stovetop...... and doesn't get put away with the other pots and pans. It definitely has pride of place and is now part of the decor as well as a functional item.
We have what seems like a large number of friends who feel the same way about vintage cookware and tabletop goods - and some have built up an impressive amount of these usuable "collectibles".
We're wondering if this is true for AT readers as well - does vintage play a big part in your kitchen decor? Tell us which pieces you love in the comments below...and whether you use them or if they are just "for show".
Image: 1970's Nutcrackers by Stig Jorgensen via Classic-Modern