VINTAGE CUTTING BOARDS

 

As you all know I love to make farmhouse signs.  I scour vintage stores looking for wooden things to use.  One of the things I am drawn to are wooden cutting boards.  I see them on different blogs and love the look of the many things people do with them.  They look fantastic all together in the kitchen and most of them have been either refinished or just cleaned and oiled.  I look at these pictures and wish I had some of these boards to use and to decorate with.

One day while doing some computer work, the light went off in my head.  I couldn’t believe that I thought I didn’t have any of these wooden cutting boards.

I have 2 vintage dough boards (one I could not reach to take pictures of, which was my mothers and is much older then this one.  Another which one was my mothers also but she gave to me when she had the new one made and the other one belonged to my grandmother.  It is really old and I could put it to some use.  I had another one which my other grandmother had but I gave it to my son, who by the way is a great cook, because when he was little he remembers quite vividly making different things on it with her, like piroghy (Slovak spelling for peroghy). I also have another small cutting board with a handle on it that my Baba, my fathers mother had.  When she moved in with my Aunt it was one of the things she gave me.  I use it as a trivet for cooking pots or tea pots.  Not even thinking that it was a vintage board.  She also gave me a large dough board but I could not get at it to take pictures. It is in the garage, I almost threw it out because it has a dip in it and is not quite level.  It has now been cleaned with a lemon, coarse salt , rinsed with water and put with all my other cutting boards.  I also have a very large wooden cutting board that the Mayor made for me out of different stripes of wood many moons ago.  It is thick and I use it quite a bit, again never making the connection of it being a vintage cutting board.  I also have a few that I have purchased over the years.  So in reality, I do have wooden cutting boards I use them every day and never think of them as being vintage.

This is what I do to clean these boards.

First I place some coarse salt onto the surface of the board.  The I take a lemon and start to rub the board with it and the salt, repeating several times.

Next rinsing it off, letting it dry, sideways.  This will allow all of the water to fall off and not soak into the wood.

Once dry I apply this oil onto the wood letting it soak in.

Here is another gorgeous board, which one day will also be a vintage board. I just received as a gift.  I absolutely love it and have no words for what this one means to me.  It sits in a place of honour where everyone who comes into my home sees it.  Sitting on my coffee table it brings tears when I look at it.  My handsome son, his gorgeous wife and my 3 precious grandchildren gave it to me for my birthday.  Love them all so dearly not because they gave me the board but because they all are so precious to me and my favorite people in the whole world.  Love you all.  Thank you for what you do for Papa and me.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Daphne says:

    How lovely. You have vintage chopping boards which hold so many memories. I love the chopping board which your son and family gave you. Such an unusual shape.
    I’m so pleased I popped over to visit you.
    With best wishes,
    Daphne

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    • Baba says:

      Glad to see you popped over. Come any time. Would love to have you. Yes the board my son gave me is called a charcuterie board. If you ever see one it was made here in Hamilton Ontario. Rich makes them and ships them all over the world. Used by many chefs in their restaurants. I just love it. See you soon, I hope.

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