How to Get the Labour & Wait Vintage British Kitchen Look

Ever since Faith posted about the London-based housewares store Labour and Wait, I've been craving a nice set of enamelware ladles. But even if I could blink away the cost of international postage (not to mention the exchange rate), it turns out that Labour and Wait doesn't ship outside of Great Britain. So I did a little digging and came up with some substitutes that are available on this side of the pond.

One source for British household style is Toast, a London-based company that will ship internationally. Their selection is close to Labour and Wait in style and simplicity. Kiosk, a funky importer of all things interesting, carries a few of the same items that Labour and Wait does, namely the lovely sinuous coffee pot pictured above. Etsy is another good source for vintage enamelware, hand-knit cosies, and wooden cutting boards.

TOP ROW
1 Cream enamel ladle set, by Nigella Lawson. $32 at Amazon
2 Vintage enamelware pots at Etsy, various prices
3 Wooden ladle, $13.95 at Greenfeet
4 Coffee pot, $60.00 at Kiosk
5 Aprons in assorted colors, $48.00 at Utility Canvas

BOTTOM ROW
6 Bread box, $49.99 at Bed, Bath and Beyond
7 White enamel bucket, $4.48 at Peak 62
8 Red dust pan and brush, $52.00 at Kiosk
9 Brown Betty-style tea pot, $13.99 at Amazon
10 Tea pot cosy, $6.99 at Etsy

Do you have any favorite sources for vintage and old-fashioned kitchenware?

Related: Tin and Teapot, Tea and Cake: Favorites from Toast

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Dana Velden is a freelance food writer. She lives, eats, plays, and gets lost in Oakland, California where she is in the throes of raising her first tomato plant.

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