The outdoor stalls of London's Portobello Road market have a wealth of tea-related paraphernalia, from toast caddies to tea cups in a riot of English patterns. But if you wind your way into the indoor antique shops along the road, you can also find a number of vintage kitchen items like this funny little "Household Wants Indicator" (remind you of something?) or recipe-printed blanc-mange molds from the 19th century.
I love the idea of printing a recipe right on the mold that reeks of simpler times.
You find a lot of French kitchenware in the London flea markets, at twice the price (though the missing accent on this crème fraîche jug may mean it's not French in origin):
- Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristinh @ apartmenttherapy . com