Nothing speaks to the heart and senses like vintage kitchenware and tableware. Everyone has some memories of spending time in a kitchen or at a table that included elements not found on Amazon. 

We hear it every day. "My grandmother used to use one of these.  Aunt Debbie had this same casserole dish. My mother used these when she made . . .  Without even realizing it people find themselves blissfully reminiscing.

As with fine tools from the workbench, many a discerning cook or baker shops vintage for tools from the past for use in today's kitchen. For some, the opportunity to pay homage to those memories may be found in a rolling pin, apron or teapot.

Vintage shopping is a great way to personalize gift-giving too.  Home baked treats on a vintage plate means you'll be remembered long after the last bite. And your prize-winning dahlias will be gasp-inducing in a carnival glass vase!