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Home Things Past is an extension of our 4-year-old site at Old & Interesting. Here we’ll be talking about all sorts of domestic things from the past few centuries: from tea caddies to baskets to cradles. There’ll be pictures and a chance to discuss and comment on the material bits and pieces of home life in the past. Many of those things are now considered antiques or vintage collectibles.

The blog-style comments section is one of the reasons for expanding to this extra site. So many interesting conversations with Old & Interesting readers have been going on in private emails. We’re looking forward to discussing things where anyone can join in.  Also, there’ll be a wider range of topics: less focus on household chores, and more about traditional crafts and antiques from all kinds of homes.

kitchen fireplace and mantelpiece

Victorian kitchen range. Kettle, chipped enamel mug and rag, with prized ornaments on the mantel. Photo by Calotype46

You’ll get a rough idea of what we’ll be covering from the categories listed in the right-hand column.

Some articles were originally published on a different website. Even though I have expanded and/or edited most, they may seem familiar to some readers.

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Cheryl Myers June 20, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Hello,

My girlfriend and I have German (we think) vintage (we think) enamel cookware/serve ware. We have both been searching to find information of the pieces and have had no luck. One pieces has the marking “FULDENSIA”, its a lasagna type pan. The other I would guess is a fruit bowl (what I use it for) with match silver and enamel spoon. the spoon has Wurttemberg on the back and the bowl has a gold stamp that has what I think is a WME.

Do you have any information in German enamel and the age range of our pieces? Every time I use my piece I am feeling a little guilt, thinking maybe it should be displayed rather than used. I read the history of German Enamel on your older site but cannot find anything with the names or markings on our pieces. I am hoping you can point me in the right direction.
I (we) look forward to hearing from you!
Cheryl Myers

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Christina DeCarbo February 16, 2015 at 4:38 am

Hello! I am presenting at a teaching workshop for a conference. I would love to use one of your Home Things Past photographs in my handout – the vintage boot scraper pic. It would be for an activity that I’m going to have the teachers do in my session (they would be writing about the pic). The handout will be available online for the attendees to download. Am I allowed to use this photograph in my handout if I provide the link to your website on the handout?

Thank you so much for your time,

Christina

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Mira March 10, 2017 at 8:43 am

Ich bekomm gleich Lust darauf mich noch einmal zu verloben und zu heiraten nur um einen Grund zu haben wieder so unglaublich schöne Fotos machen zu las!ne!s!!!!!

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Miss jenkins April 28, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Help can you help I found a old table quite a lot of rustic told it might be anqitue can you help if I send a picture please

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Ajay Khamar June 24, 2016 at 3:05 pm

Dear Sir,

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