Monday, November 23, 2009

Past Due Tuesday ~ Get Cookin' (Or Bakin')!

Welcome to Past Due Tuesday, where all things vintage get their due by sharing them with others!

If you are new and would like to participate in “PDT”, please follow the instructions below. We would love to have you join us! Cass at That Old House did just that last week, and we're so happy she did (welcome Cass!)!

Have you ever seen one of these?

We don't see them very often either! It's called a "Possum Belly Baker's Table". Care to guess why? The two drawers on the bottom pull open to reveal the answer:

The grey metal (steel?) "possum belly" bins are curved for easy scooping. These get filled with flours and dry ingredients needed to bake breads, cakes and pastries. This one has two cutting boards that pull open also.

They can date back to 1905 and were household workhorses. Maybe they were worked out of existence? In any case, we're happy this sturdy survivor found its way to the shop! We've also seen them converted into a desk by removing the bottom drawers.

Speaking of drawers, look at the pulls depicting a lyre! Love that!

Now it's your turn! Please share your passion for vintage items by following these simple guidelines:
1) Post a picture of something vintage that you love, on your blog and tell us all about it! What’s the story behind it? Do you have an entire collection of them? Where’d you get it? Who did it belong to? What do you use it for, etc?

2) Add a link to your blog (in the MckLinky area at the bottom of this post).

3) Feel free to add the "Past Due Tuesday" button to your post or your blog’s sidebar.
(To add the button & image to your sidebar, follow these steps:
A. Save the image on this post to your computer.
B. Go to your add page layout page and click on the sidebar Add Gadget.
C. Scroll down to where you see add picture, click on that. Now select the image from your computer to download.
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(Please be sure to have your post up before linking in.)

4) Test your links and make sure they’re working! If your link gets deleted, it's because you missed one of the guidelines, so just reread them and repost again!

5) Visit and comment on as many of the other bloggers who are participating in “giving vintage it’s due” as you can, and have fun reading & learning about vintage items every Tuesday!


  1. Love this table! I can imagine a homemaker kneading breads there. "Workhorse" is appropriate, considering it was probably used every day!
    My Son#2 has the Hoosier that was in our kitchen for 20+ years. It wasn't decorative or "fussy", it was functional, like this table. I think that's one of the things I liked about it.

  2. Oh, would I love one of these. I probably wouldn't dump flour and sugar into it because we have ants, frequently, so we keep everything in tupperware. but I sure would use it for it's intended purpose and more. The containers of sugar, flour and rice etc. would fit into those bins below. It would be a great table for any kind of baking preparation.
    AND..., it's just beautiful.