Faith Blakeney’s Tip For Buying Vintage Enamel Pots and Pans

published Jun 12, 2014
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(Image credit: Leela Cyd)

Who cooks and eats here: Faith Blakeney and daughter Noa
Where: Los Angeles, California
Rent or Own? Rent

Faith’s kitchen is full of sweetness, from her daughter’s colorful paintings to her Indian digestive candies to the colorful swizzle straws I spotted in the silverware drawers. Perhaps the most striking feature of her kitchen, though, is her colorful vintage enamel pots and pans collection. Just look at that tiny yellow one for melting butter!

(Image credit: Leela Cyd)

As an admirer of enamelware myself, I was struck by Faith’s handsome selection of mid-century pots and pans. Her secret? Choose your own color scheme. Her curation by color is a great takeaway idea for finding harmony within eclectic, vintage finds. I love the notion of just looking for buttery yellows, bright whites and greens — what a joyful cacophony of tones!

Here’s what Faith has to say about it:

Years ago I began collecting funky enameled mid-century pots and pans. The thriftiness gods continue to bless me with these vintage treasures. They tend to be very inexpensive, as they are not part of a set. I go for green, yellow and white so the color scheme helps to create the feel of a harmonious and unique collection.

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