... 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