Now, a few of you asked about my stove in your comments on the maple syrup post. I did a post on this back in May when I first began my blog, but for those of you that missed it, I decided to repost it here today! That's REALLY good because I've had a really busy homeschool planning day and didn't have my photos ready for another post, so I hope those of you that have seen this before don't mind.
Here's the story on my "old" country cook stove:
This is my "old" country cook stove. Actually, it's a replica. I really do cook on it and I don't even have to haul wood in to cook with! It's all electric. It really has been fun and quite a conversation piece with visitors.
This was a splurge to myself when we built our home in late 1989/early 1990. I saw several of these stoves in country magazines at the time and researched the manufacturer. I persuaded my husband that I "needed" one. (He really didn't mind...he liked it too!) We actually bought it before we moved in and it sat in the unfinished house for a bit. The kitchen was planned around it.
These doors on the left house the controls to the stovetop burners and the oven. The oven is a little smaller than most standard ovens, but for the most part, it has been sufficient for our needs. When we have big family dinners, I also use my crockpot and microwave....plus family members usually bring dishes too. However, the manufacturer, House of Webster, did have the option of a separate "extra" iron wall oven that could be purchased if you so desired.
These top compartments are just for storage. I've used these to store dangerous items such as sharp knives away from my kids when they were small. It was made to look like the old bread warmers on the real woodburning stoves. The built-on coffee grinder on top is actually a timer.
This is my latest prim decor addition to the stove. I picked up this old muffin tin at an Antique/Fleamarket Gallery and spruced it up a bit with candles, rosehip, and homespun.
The stove is one of my favorite features in our home. If I ever move, I think I'm just going to have to take it along with us!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!