Just look at those cake stands! Covered in a mish-mash of saucers and sugar bowls are some gorgeous glass pieces. Hobnails and dome-topped pedestals...pinks, yellows, and blues...why it's enough to to make me want to pull out my wallet and start charging. I maintained my composure and pulled out my camera instead. Looking back, though, I'm hearing the siren song of that pink hobnail beauty on the right.
The cake stands are just a drop in the bucket! Cookin' has the feel of a grandmother's upended kitchen junk drawer. Stacks of tools, gadgets, and dishes clutter the store, seemingly willy-nilly. Vintage and antique signs and cookbooks are tucked into nooks and line the pathways. If you're looking for something hard to find, the chances are good it'll be here (unless it's the elusive Pyrex I've been hunting). If you're just looking to browse it's a gloriously messy kitchen museum. Either way, it's worth a look if you're in the neighborhood. They have no web presence that I can find, so you'll just have to come visit me in SF, roll up your sleeves and start sorting through the selection!
339 Divisadero St (between Page St & Oak St) San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 861-1854