This was my little play stove when I was a kid, back in the dark ages. I have it in my kitchen on my baker's rack and it makes me smile whenever I look at it. Wouldn't it be fun to have a real stove like that, with the cool primary color buttons? How about the electrical outlet? Or the built-in salt shaker?
I had some metal pots and pans to cook with and my dolls had some very delicious meals! Can you see the deep fat fryer on the back? In real life, that was a frying basket that was removable and the heat element was down at the bottom.
Goes to show you how much frying went on back in those days! No Fry Daddies needed, it was all in your stove!
I was looking at some old family pictures and came across this one of my mother, taken in 1958. Doesn't it look like a photo out of a Ladies Home Journal or Good Housekeeping? I remember this stove -- it was electric and had two really deep drawers at the bottom. She kept all her pot lids in one of them, and kitchen linens in the other.
♥♥♥ Found a brand spankin' new link up party for vintage kitchen goodies and recipes -- it's called What's Cooking in the Cottage Kitchen (hosted by Etsy Cottage Style) and it sounds like fun! My stoves are linking up there, too!
♥♥♥ Yay! Another new linky for me!! So now I'm linking my stoves to Knick of Time Tuesday over at Knick of Time Interiors! Have yourself a look, lots of vintage treasures to see!