Friday, October 19, 2012

Various Thoughts...

Found a lot of stuff about kitchens that was interesting...
1920s kitchens:
What do we notice here?
No built in cabinets!
Now SOME kitchens had built in cabinets, but those were usually in the richer neighborhoods, and they had "butlers pantries".
Lovely....but that's not going to happen!

I am trying to figure out how to sorta replicate a farmhouse kitchen from the 30s or 40s...with a little of the 1860s thrown in (wood cook stove!).
Still searching out pictures and resources for when we find our dream property and move.
At least that time is getting closer!

I am ignoring as much of the current political season as I can.....sigh.
Watching ANY of it just reminds me to get ready for a much faster economic decline than the one we are already in.
Doing pretty good on rice, still need some more beans. Also need more honey and oils and oatmeal and wheat....heck, just more of everything. Not paranoid, just damn cautious.

Grocery shopping trip today. The store I normally shop at was having a "buy one get one free" sale in the meat department. Now, normally, it is one 3 or 4 types of meat cuts that are on sale for BOGO sales.
This week, however, over a dozen meat cuts were BOGO. Steaks, Roasts, Pork Loin, London Broil and so on and so forth.
To me, this is a sign of the bad drought most of the country went through during the past year or so. So many ranchers and farmers *dumped* their cattle and pigs and chickens to avoid the expense of feeding them through the winter that the market is simply flooded with meat right now. Yes, I am buying, repackaging and freezing as much as our freezer can hold.
Sadly (and predictably), no sales in the produce section. Prices in the produce department were sky high!
Just another sign....


  1. Closets also used to be a stand alone item for clothes.

  2. Yes I agree with you. We're being cautious here too. Packing the freeze when we can. The produce and vegetables prices are high here too.

    I remember when we lived in Spain, the kitchens had no built in cabinets. You had to go out and buy stand alone cabinets. Like in the olden days.

    1. Sandy, when we lived in Germany and The Netherlands when I was small, they had *storage cupboards* as well, but these were usually stand alone pieces of furniture and not built in.
      So, now I am reconsidering my whole kitchen design ideas. I don't know if I want built ins now...

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