Procuring vintage pieces for your kitchen nearly always requires 
needle-in-a-haystack hunting at the flea market or spending hours on eBay.

But now, thanks to Califia Suntree, there's an easier way.

This Los Angeles-based blogger http://www.spooningblog.com/ and author of 
Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less has turned her passion for 
brightly colored bowls, Swedish-design canisters and Taylor Smith Taylor 
plates into the online Spooning Shop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/spooningshop .

Suntree usually spotlights an array of dishes, cups and kitchen tools from 
the 1950s and 1960s, but she occasionally showcases something from earlier 
or later decades--such as these classic Pyrex bowls
http://www.etsy.com/listing/50946466/trio-of-pyrex-friendship-cinderella 
($45; pictured right) from the 1970s.

She also has a particularly keen eye for hard-to-find classics: You don't 
have to be a collector to appreciate this rare set of pastel-colored Bauer 
teacups and saucers
http://www.etsy.com/listing/51170487/bauer-la-linda-matte-pastel-cups-and 
($45; pictured left).

Because Suntree curates based on the seasons, she's currently featuring 
summery goods like a 1960s Mr. Bartender barbecue set
http://www.etsy.com/listing/49668919/mr-bartender-4-piece-barbecue-set-in 
($40). Come fall, look for dishes with autumnal colors and fabulous fondue 
pots.

What we love most: All of Suntree's selections have a timeless feel; they 
look just as appropriate now as they did 50 years ago.

If only everything aged with such grace.
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Procuring vintage pieces for your kitchen nearly always requires needle-in-a-haystack hunting at the flea market or spending hours on eBay.

But now, thanks to Califia Suntree, there's an easier way.

This Los Angeles-based blogger and author of Be Thrifty: How to Live Better with Less has turned her passion for brightly colored bowls, Swedish-design canisters and Taylor Smith Taylor plates into the online Spooning Shop.

Suntree usually spotlights an array of dishes, cups and kitchen tools from the 1950s and 1960s, but she occasionally showcases something from earlier or later decades--such as these classic Pyrex bowls ($45; pictured right) from the 1970s.

She also has a particularly keen eye for hard-to-find classics: You don't have to be a collector to appreciate this rare set of pastel-colored Bauer teacups and saucers ($45; pictured left).

Because Suntree curates based on the seasons, she's currently featuring summery goods like a 1960s Mr. Bartender barbecue set ($40). Come fall, look for dishes with autumnal colors and fabulous fondue pots.

What we love most: All of Suntree's selections have a timeless feel; they look just as appropriate now as they did 50 years ago.

If only everything aged with such grace.
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