The Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off

With millions of viewers tuning in to watch the latest series of The Great British Bake Off,  there's no doubt that the UK is seeing a huge revival in good old fashioned home baking. With the series originally taking off on the BBC, we saw the 'The Mary Berry effect' as her ladyship stirred the dormant mixing bowls in kitchens around the country.

It's controversial move to Channel 4 which prompted the departure of light hearted hosts Mel and Sue, along with the legendary Mary Berry, left us in doubt that the show could ever be the same again. Luckily, the bake off popularity has steadied, with Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig at the helm, alongside Paul Hollywood. 

The resurgence of traditional baking has gone hand in hand with the rise of vintage interior styling. The shelves in the back drop of the GBBO tent certainly muster a vintage feel, and we love it! The bake off tent interior uses soft pastels with a variety of vintage cookware, which creates a nostalgic, homely feel despite it being a tent in the middle of a potentially wet and muddy British field!

Creating your own vintage kitchen style couldn't be easier, you don't have to be an interior designer, and it doesn't have to involve restyling your whole kitchen interior.  Antique dressers and display shelves are a beautiful way to create eyecatching displays of pretty vintage or antique china plates and crockery collections. Mixing traditional Royal Doulton china tea sets with antique French plates will certainly draw the eye in the kitchen or dining room.

Vintage china

Vintage tableware and crockery collections can be displayed on antique dressers

Vintage pottery

Stoneware pots and jars add a rustic feel and make extra storage for kitchen utensils

Vintage Kitchenware

Hanging copper cookware is practical, provides a focal point and a rustic feel

Earthenware pots and stoneware flagons create a rustic feel, whilst providing that little bit of extra kitchen storage for cooking utensils, that we all need! Classic, french enamelware bowls or storage containers, are a lovely addition to any counter top, whether you're going for country kitchen, or an eclectic mix of styles.

Copper is definitley 'on trend' right now, and what better way to use copper accents in the kitchen than to display copper cookware. You'll find a whole variety of copper - saucepans, preserve pans, pots, egg blanchers, jelly moulds, bundt tins....we could go on and on, as the list is endless. Hanging copper kitchenware on rails or racks is a brilliant space-saving way of storing kitchen accessories, and creates a wonderful focal point in an unexpected place.

Another lovely counter top addition, is vintage scales. Go for traditional kitchen scales or something a bit different such as these Victorian shop counter scales.

Perhaps the most pleasing thing about vintage home decor, is that it's appeal is very much based on a mix and match style. It suits any budget and you can be as subtle or as full on as you wish....use a retro Pyrex dish, alongside an antique dish you inherited from your Grandparents and see how great it looks!

Of course, for someone aiming to become 'Star Baker', you will no doubt have an endless wishlist of baking accessories that you will want to get your hands on!  Here at Kernow Furniture we stock a wide range of antique, retro and vintage kitchen accessories, new stock is always being added and many of our smaller items come with free national delivery.

Featured Products

White Enamel Bowls

Pair of white enamel bowls with black rim.

Pottery Jelly Mould

Victorian style terracotta & glazed large jelly or blancmange mould.

Vintage Kitchen Scales

The Queen vintage kitchen scales in cream.

Vintage Bakers Tray

Large shallow metal bakers tray, 61cm x 71cm .

Jessie Tait Cake Stand

Retro Midwinter fashion shape, Jessie Tait - Quite contrary 1950s cake plate.

Wooden Butter Stamps

Three vintage style carved wooden butter stamps.

Copper Fish Moulds

Pair of vintage copper fish moulds.

Antique Kettle

Decorative traditional style copper and brass kettle.

Copper Saucepans

Three assorted copper saucepans.


Kernow Furniture - online store based in Cornwall for vintage, retro & antique furniture, gifts & home accessories and quirky gifts.

We specialise in good quality 19th and 20th century furniture & have 100s of items for your home and garden in stock now. We regularly stock Ercol, G Plan, Ladderax, mid century, arts & crafts, antique pine, mahogany, solid oak, good quality vintage & antique furniture. We love vintage chairs!

September 20, 2017 by Benita Ellis-Kelly

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