Saturday, August 16, 2008

Copper Bread Box

My blue kitchen walls are inspiring me in all kinds of ways, most recently towards the soft copper color of this new vintage breadbox. I love how it glows against the blue.


It's actually living up on the counter, holding our current loaf of bread. I've been using old breadboxes for almost as long as I've been making our family bread--fifteen years! They do a good job, with just the right amount of air circulation. I like to line the bottom with a fresh piece of parchment paper every few days, and keep the crumbs cleaned out.


This box is particularly nice because it has a handy hinged lid, and also because it says "Bread" in case someone was wondering.

17 comments:

Prairie Chick said...

I am just enchanted with your home (school) well... you know what I mean :D I always feel like I just got a big breath of fresh air when I stop over. Positively refreshing.

YayaOrchid said...

Oh, how I wish I could find a copper bread box! I happen to like decorating my kitchen with copper knick knacks. I wish I could find a copper colored fridge, instead of the stainless finish!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the breadbox idea. I store my homemade bread in plastic tupperware type box and it always molds on me, if we don't eat it quickly enough. Maybe a bread box would be a solution(after all that must be why it is called a bread box!)
AmyF.

Susan said...

I've just spent LOTS ;) of time just reading your archives. What a beautiful family and home! We also make our own bread, (and grind the grain fresh). Thanks for sharing a glimpse into a simpler time I so envy!

Hill upon hill said...

Your house always seems to be fresh and breathing.... Simplicity at its best.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I have never seen a breadbox like that. It is beautiful.

I have a white one on my counter. :)

Catty Ax Lady said...

I'll be the first to admit of never thinking to put that shade of blue on walls...but it works so well!! I absolutely love the breadbox as well. I'm never able to find great things like that when I go thrifting.

l e a h said...

I am tossing around the idea of painting our walls that blue color...what is the name of it?

Your walls are lovely. And I love the contrast of the white, blue, and wood floors.

Becca said...

I, like Leah above, am planning a blue kitchen and I stopped by today to see if you mentioned the exact color/brand on your post of Giles painting and here is this post with a shot of your pretty blue walls. Do you remember/would you share the color/name/number and brand you used in your kitchen...it's perfect!

Anna said...

The paint is Benjamin Moore "Blue Angel".

Jen said...

Would you be willing to share your bread recipe? Do you use a bread machine?

Jen said...

Would you be willing to share your bread recipe? Do you use a bread machine?

HopewellMomSchool said...

Hilarious! I just donated one of those to Goodwill. Would you like the matching saute pans and saucepans--never used, no lids??

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, I so want to go get the one donated to Goodwill. I am laughing at myself because what a novel idea of lining the bread box and swapping out the paper every few days. The many crumbs I have at the bottom of mine I don't even want to think about.:)

www.xanga.com/camarige said...

I agree the blue and brown are delightful!

I just saw all the pics of you and the girls over at S&S patterns. Absolutly beautiful! Once again you have made me wish I had the opprontunity to take some sewing classes.

Carmen

Denn said...

Haven't seen a copper one before! Very pretty and elegantly refreshing.

Anonymous said...

I know this post was done a few years ago, but I just wanted to say that I finally got a vintage bread box. Yeah! Mine is copper,also, but it has a door that folds down with a cutting board on it. What a novelty. I keep the bread knife in there, too. Our bread no longer molds and we now have plenty of bread and milk, bread pudding and steamed bread(courtesy of GLH)made out of our old bread. And thank you for the tip on using a piece of parchment paper on the bottom. It seems to keep things much nicer. I must say that those "vintage" housekeepers sure knew how to do things right.
Amy F.

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