Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hotpoint stoves! Yay!


This picture is also from the Hotpoint book. Look how nice! High heels, spotless kitchen, flowers on the oddly tiny table. Mmmmm. How much food could you fit on that table?

13 comments:

Robinbird said...

I don't think my kitchen has ever been that clean...and I hope she's putting that dish IN the oven and not taking it out. Lol.

Jana said...

Yes, let's hope! The cleanliness makes it hard to believe she actually just put together that dish though, so I don't know!

Nonna Beach said...

Only on T.V. and in the movies did Moms really dress like that while cooking ( in my experience ). My Mom was in pants, shorts or pedal pushers when she cooked unless she was cooking dinner for us kids and going out to dinner with Dad. Then she really dolled herself up.

I must say her kitchen was pristine and unfortunately for us, it was her territory and we were not allowed in there to cook or even watch or help.

Luckily, her Mom, my Nana had me by her side in her kitchen and I learned so much from Nana !!!

Jana said...

Ahh, nanas always have the best food anyway. Isn't that right, Nonna? ;D

Jenny Jo said...

See, now she has countertops.

I'm forming a hypothesis that countertops arose thanks to the advent of the non-woodburning stove, the regrigerator, and the electric dishwasher...at some point someone must have been trying to design a space to fit all these bulky appliances (plus the sink and shelves and china cupboard) and just suddenly went, "Say...you could just lay a board across all that...yeah, that's the ticket!"

Jana said...

I think you're on to something, Jenny Jo! All those appliances WOULD look awkward and messy without a counter top tying them all together.

Also, based on the other illustrations in the book and this one, it looks like a lot of stoves included drawers AND a little counter top. I don't know why that is. Hm.

Heavenly said...

If a woman had a kitchen like this--she probably had a formal dining area. Therefore that tiny table is merely for a breakfast coffee and toast or an afternoon tea and cookies.

At least that's what the movies have taught me...

Jana said...

Even so, surely that could not hold toast and freshly squozen orange juice for her, husband, male child, and female child!

Kristin said...

My, isn't her bow jaunty! My kitchen is always that spotless. It's because I feed my herd at the trough out back.

Jana said...

*Snort!*

Nonna Beach said...

So right Jana !!!

Betsy said...

I like the aloe plant in the window, in case she burns herself on the Hotpoint stove.

Jana said...

Heyyyy, that IS tricky! She is prepared.