Antique Hoosier Cabinets
Antique Hoosier Cabinets Find A Place In The Modern Kitchen
Not only do antique Hoosier cabinets lend charm to the modern kitchen, they are still incredibly practical. My 'Hoosier' was purchased by my great-grandmother. It eventually made its way into my grandma's kitchen. As a little girl, I remember getting such a thrill out of lifting up the fancy roll top to see what was hidden inside. I had mastered the art of opening regular cabinet drawers and as a youngster, the roll top presented an greater challenge. It spent many years full of canned goods and snacks and catfood in my mother's kitchen until it was recently gifted to me. It was not really until then that I was able to examine all of its features and there are plenty. Each feature of an antique Hoosier Cabinet serves a purpose. The everyday purpose of the Hoosier cabinets has changed to suit a wider range of kitchen storage needs, but the old-fashioned charm remains. Hoosier cabinets compliment any kitchen and usually have the added bonus of conjuring up scents and memories of grandma's apple pie.
Antique Hoosier Cabinets
A Brief History of the Hoosier Cabinet
These Hoosier cabinets originally found their way into our kitchens as early as the late 1800's but became increasingly popular between 1900 and 1940. They served a very practical purpose during a time when many kitchens weren't equipped with the cupboard and counter space that we have now. A Hoosier cabinet was a baker's dream. They came equipped with flour sifters, room for spices and baking needs and often even had baking measurement charts affixed on the inner cupboard doors. The roll out porcelain table provided the perfect work space and the cupboards up above were often full of baking supplies. Most have a metal lined drawer for storing bread products and plenty of extra drawers and cupboard space for aprons, cutlery or pots and pans. Although, their features and look modified somewhat throughout the decades, they remain distinctive. The antique Hoosier cabinet is gaining interest and finding its way into more modern kitchens. Quality new replicas of the Hoosier are increasingly available now and are being produced by quality furniture makers.
Antique Hoosier Cabinet Ad Prints - Great For Framing
These prints will look great framed in the kitchen as a compliment to any Hoosier cabinet. I can imagine how excited my great grandmother was, pouring over these ads in anticipation of getting her first Hoosier.
The Modern Hoosier Cabinet Retains Its Traditional Charm
New Hoosier cabinets have evolved as well but are still incredibly reminiscent of the old style. The new cabinets will begin a tradition of being passed down as well. Hoosiers have stood the test of time and are still being produced today for a whole new generation of fans.
This solid northern pine Hoosier cabinet was made in Pennsylvania by Amish craftsmen. It blends in fabulously with a wide range of kitchen decor styles. The sturdy workmanship ensures that it will be enjoyed for generations to come.
The Baking Ingredients Measurement Chart On the Inside Door of My Hoosier Cabinet
Keeping Your Antique Hoosier Cabinet Looking Like New - Hoosier Hinges, Handles And Hardware
You may have acquired an antique Hoosier that needs some tender loving care. After all, they are old. Hoosier cabinet hinges and much of the other hardware may need to be replaced in order to keep it a showcase with a special spot in your kitchen. When you come across a great deal for an old Hoosier cabinet at the flea market, don't let the prospect of finding parts scare you away from the purchase. Wood can be refinished and hardware can be purchased to replace worn or broken pieces.
Hoosier Cabinet Latches
The antique Hoosier cabinet latches that are on the cupboard doors are also pieces of hardware that get a lot of use and might need replacing over time.
Hoosier cabinet latches are not popular pieces of hardware and not stocked everywhere. These latches are authentic reproductions of the original style. With an antiqued finish, they are made of durable solid brass.
Hoosier Cabinets Are Fun To Decorate
Hoosiers Look Good In Any Room Of The House
If your antique Hoosier cabinet is not needed for storage in the kitchen, it can find practical use in many other rooms or nooks in your home. They are ideal for bathroom storage and can easily accommodate towels and toiletries.
Home offices will find many storage uses with the Hoosier cabinet. There is even a writing or computer desk built right in. The cabinet is perfect for sewing or craft supplies.
In the family room, the antique hoosier can be used for game, book and dvd storage. Pet toys can be easily stored below.
Your imagination is the limit when it comes to finding practical and stylish uses for your antique cabinet.
Learn More About Your Antique Hoosier Cabinet - Hoosier Cabinet Books
Having a Hoosier cabinet is a good excuse to learn all about it. It always gives you appreciation for other antique Hoosier cabinets. Here is a selection of books with great pictures and history of this piece of furniture that has played such a big part in our homes for over one hundred years.
A Collection of Glassware Typically Found In Original Antique Hoosier Cabinets
Antique Hoosier Cabinets For Sale on Ebay
If you don't know where to find an authentic antique 'Hoosier' then look no further than E-bay. They are available from a range of antique dealers. The hardware is on ebay as well, so if you get a great deal on a model that needs a little tender loving care it shouldn't be a problem.