I have been looking a lot at vintage technology lately, and I mean a LOT (see my previous posts if you haven't already). Materials used 100 years ago for building telegraph receivers radios and telephones are what I love today – timber, brass, copper – traditional, long lasting and beautiful.
At present I have very little brass and copper in my home – these days stainless steel and aluminium seem to have taken over, especially in the kitchen – but I would love more traditional materials, and a look that is rustic and comforting, rather than modern look or a clean, sanitized reproduction of the old. Maybe in my next home!
Meanwhile, here is some inspiration to go on with…..sources are at the end.
JH Blog – brass bucket sink
1900 Farmhouse – pot rack
Ask Home Design
New Collector – French farmhouse light
Ruby Lane – coffee grinder
Flicker – Kitchen at Beamish
Antique homestyle – Kitchen piano
Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets 1900 to 1930
Culver History – Mess Kitchen c. 1913
UK Science Museum - Dry-air syphon refrigerator c. 1900
Museum Vic – copper kettle
Etsy – scales c. 1906
If you find a copper fridge, please let me know!