Longed for Vintage Willow Sifter....

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.

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My Vintage Childhood: Longed for Vintage Willow Sifter....

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Longed for Vintage Willow Sifter....

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.

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16 Comments:

At April 28, 2013 at 1:55 PM , Blogger two squirrels said...

Oh Miss sifter was very much worth the 18 year wait!!!! She is a dream........sure to make the best cakes ever.
Love V

 
At April 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM , Blogger Vintage Sweetheart said...

Oh I adore that design so gorgeous!! You're right today's sifter suck! xx

 
At April 28, 2013 at 3:18 PM , Blogger Cassandra said...

It's lovely. I still have my Mums... I learnt how to sift with it. These days it's looking a little worse for wear and is purely ornamental. I'd love to find another!

 
At April 28, 2013 at 4:39 PM , Blogger Vintage Bird Girl said...

Gorgeous find my Sweet. Some things are worth waiting for! Xx

 
At April 28, 2013 at 10:29 PM , Blogger Anne @ Domesblissity said...

Having major sifter envy here. You do it to me all the time, teasing me with your timeless pieces. I did have a floral orange one at one time but it sady bit the bullet. Always on the lookout for one. Remind me to come op shopping with you some day! LOL

Anne xx

 
At April 29, 2013 at 3:51 AM , Blogger Vix said...

The UK never had those, I've only ever seen them on NZ and Oz blogs. Isn't it strange? Love yours, the pattern is super groovy! x

 
At April 29, 2013 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Allison said...

oh yeah worth the wait....and I totally get the "thrill" that happens when you discover the longed for treasure. sift till your hearts content! x

 
At April 29, 2013 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Helga! said...

I am SO jealous!
I see them around, but always at exorbitant prices that i refuse to pay!
XXX

 
At April 29, 2013 at 12:33 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

So true some things are worth the wait even when they're simple pleasures.

 
At April 29, 2013 at 12:34 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Yay another who hates modern sifters.

 
At April 29, 2013 at 12:35 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

I think my mum ditched her old one a shame really because I would if happily had it for ornamental purposes too.

 
At April 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Touché.

 
At April 29, 2013 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Yes my sweet you will have to come treasure hunting with me one day.

 
At April 29, 2013 at 12:38 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

"Willow" is an Australian make. They are rather sweet and special with all their designs. I'm clearly in love with mine.

 
At April 29, 2013 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Still sifting baby :)

 
At April 29, 2013 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

It is rather a lovely Helga combo of colours isn't it. But yes the prices you do see on them are crazy. I picked up my sweetie for $3.50.

 

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