It's always a thrill to score a much desired and longed for vintage piece. Especially if it's been on the longed for list for the last eighteen years. What's more there's some sweet simplicity if it's just something simple that has you thrilled that you finally have stumbled on such a find. I'm talking about this here vintage "Willow" sifter.
I told you it was a simple find that has put a wide smile on my face. Growing up my mum had one of these old sifters with a very worn orange floral to it. I have always, always wanted one of my own and have cursed many times at modern sifters and their stupidity at not being able to clean properly. Seriously the design of some things should just never be changed. If it ain't broke don't fix it.
It's not that I haven't seen these old sifters in my op shopping travels in the last eighteen years since moving from my parents, but they have always been beaten up and not worthy of a spot in my kitchen (gee that sounds a bit prejudice towards beaten up sifters....sorry). But now I have a little beauty that is going to be pretty and functional. Now I best get going and get to it, I've got some baking to do with my little people and things to sift.