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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Vintage Bread Board


A couple of weeks ago I went to an auction hosted
by an auctioneer I didn't know.  It was fun to go to
something new and I got quite a bit of antiques for my
 etsy shop!  One thing that I'm keeping is this vintage 
bread board.  It was near the end of the auction and
the auctioneer thought it was a lid to a wooden bowl
that I bid on, so he stuck it on top of it and I got it
as a freebie. haha.  I scrubbed it with soap and bleach
and then gave it a coating of hemp oil.
I like the dove tail detailing on it.  It would
 be pretty as a base for a glass dome, wouldn't it?


40 comments:

  1. I bought a lot of Wedgewood pieces that way when the guy was too tired to auction it off one at a time. I think I bid to 6 dollars each and I could take any or all. I left the ashtray, which was stupid now when I look back at it, It is a wonderful bread board. You will have to keep an eye open on the net to see what nationality that it is.

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    1. Yes, it seems the best deals are at the end of the day....most people have gone home and the poor guy is tired. :)

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  2. Very nice! I'm envious. As you know I love anything to do with bread and if it was me I would keep it as a bread board. Looks like someone toasted the board instead of the bread!

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    1. It would be perfect for those round loaves you make! It would be pretty beside your fancy rolling pin. I did notice that stain...I could sand it out, I'm sure.

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    2. Try scraping it gently with the sharp edge of a piece of glass. It's better than sanding it.

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    3. I'm afraid I'm fresh out of sharp glass. :) Next time something breaks, I'll try that. lol.

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    4. I made some more cookies with that fancy rolling pin and didn't over-bake them this time! When I had eaten them I realized I hadn't taken a picture to show you!

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    5. OK..good. Glad you still want to use it.

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    6. Scrape it with the grain if you can . . . :)

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  3. Yeah, that's a pretty cool-looking piece.

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  4. I like the detail on it. And the shape. Quite unusual for a bread board. Fun!

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    1. It's fairly typical for turn of the century pieces here...
      maybe it's an American style? I should find out!

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  5. Nice pattern to the breadboard ~ Funny how the auctioneer thought it was a lid . . . had he known he might have 'flipped his lid' . . . haha

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  6. haha got it for free
    That sure is a perk at any sea
    Nice detail too
    A win win for you

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    1. It was not a lid.
      Knew that, I did.
      It was a board.
      Lordy, lord.
      haha.

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  7. Very nice indeed!
    Lovely addition to any cooks kitchen!
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I like it. ..it might get repurposed in some way, though. haha.

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    2. How about a dart board ? . . . . haha

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  8. yes it would be perfect with a cloche on it or a dome,, in fact I have one that might fit lol,,it is a beautiful bread board, like none I've ever seen before.

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    1. You and Suzie both said that. You must not have made round ones up there way back when. :)
      I have several domes but none that wide. I bet I'll find one at an auction eventually!

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  9. I remember my Mother in Law having one similar to that one...I wonder what happened to it???
    Love the vintage look and even the stain give it authentisity.

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    1. yeah...a little age just adds to the charm! :)

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  10. Nice score! Yes, a glass dome would look great on it.

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    1. I think so, too! I'm going to keep my eye out for one big enough!

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  11. Love your vintage finds. This one is very speical...I like things made of wood.

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    1. I do, too...old, weathered, and well loved.

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  12. It' very unusual and pretty! Great find!

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    1. I thought so, too! And funny how it came to be mine!

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  13. Hi Betsy - good for that auctioneer ... the board - for whatever you decide to use it for ... is in good hands and will be much loved. Brilliant - cheers Hilary

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  14. It's so nice!
    Have a lovely week

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    1. Isn't it? It will be fun to use. I like the way it looks in my kitchen.

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  15. I'm a lover of old bread boards, and yours is gorgeous.
    What a great find !
    ~Jo

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  16. We are cleaning out my brother's home in Bradenton FL making frequent trips to an auction house.
    I wish you lived closer - I could supply your Etsy shop for months.

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  17. That is really different! Great find.

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