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Jodi Hilliard is the official buyer for the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection. She shares regular posts about her finds and using them in your lifestyle.


I love, love, love vintage kitchen gadgets—in my opinion, you can never have too many! When out picking, I’m always on the lookout for cool old kitchen tools to add to the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection.

Retro kitchenware is normally quite sturdy and obviously able to stand the test of time since pieces were made with materials such as stainless steel and aluminum in all American cities like Burlington, VT (Edlund) and Minneapolis, MN (Foley). Some even seem indestructible! I also enjoy the colorful wooden handles that are featured on a lot of the gadgets like the red ones on the Bromwell’s 5 Cup Sifter and the Edlund Hand Mixer in this assemblage. Not only do they look great, they work well too!

Bromwell's 5 Cup Sifter

Bromwell’s 5 Cup Sifter

Edlund Hand Mixer

Edlund Hand Mixer

Pictured below are a few pieces from my personal kitchen gadget collection that I use quite often. The pastry cutter is a must for  making my nearly famous Vanilla Bean Scones, the dual pairing knife/peeler always comes in handy when prepping veggies, the ice cream scooper is a hit in the summer and the awesome-ly retro clown wine bottle opener was my Nana’s (although I never saw her drink wine?). Each piece works as well for me now as the day it was first made.

My personal fav's!

My personal fav’s


Hopefully you’re now inspired to hit the kitchen, breakout your favorite Beekman 1802 Cookbook and whip up a yummy heirloom recipe with the help of vintage kitchen gadgets. Be sure to check out the vintage items now available for sale in the Beekman 1802 Vintage Collection before they’re gobbled up!

Vintagely yours,








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  • By: Renea'

    Jodi, I also love kitchen gadgets! I’ve never seen the wine bottle opener before! Love it and continue to love your style:). Thanks!

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