I spent some time at an estate sale this morning. The lady was an avid cook and had collected lots and lots of kitchen items. Her stuff was much more interesting than my stuff.
There were scores of cookie cutters, many still in their original box, but there were also a couple of large tins of wonderfully fascinating shapes in metal and plastic. These were the cutters she actually used to make cookies.
Who wouldn't want a cookie in the shape of George Washington or Abraham Lincoln? Or all of the animals in Noah's Ark? Or the 12 days of Christmas? Or a dozen barnyard animals, including a goat and pigeon?
There were several cake carriers and dozens of vintage pans, in all shapes and sizes. Cake pans, brownie pans, cookie pans, pie pans, muffin pans, corn stick pans, and many old Wilton shaped pans including Holly Hobby and Strawberry Shortcake. Three different easter egg pans, and a set of pans in the shape of an open book (remember that April 1 is International Edible Book Day).
More pans, plus many cookbooks from manufacturers of sugar, flour and baking powder. I truly, TRULY want to try some of these recipes.
Want to see the entire collection? Just come on down to Mary's Cupboard. It'll all be there tomorrow, and until these lovely items are adopted by new owners.