About 10 years ago I stumbled upon a vintage day of the week cutting board in a quaint little antique shop in the Quad cities. I fell in love. I had big plans for that cutting board. I was GOING to find all of the other days of the week and hang them in a sweet little grouping in my kitchen.
That didn't happen. The above pieces are what I did find in the last 10 years. Not an epic fail but not quite what I hoped for either. If I would have hit up ebay I'm sure I could have completed the grouping but I just don't like buying vintage online. It doesn't satisfy my "thrill of the hunt" needs. I'm needy when it comes to vintage. The hunter gatherer in me finds joy and satisfaction in the lengthy and somewhat arduous process of plotting, planning, seeking, driving, digging, running, searching, sniffing, leaping, stretching, and ultimately finding the coveted, quirky items I seek. The items I search for are not those of great value, monetarily speaking. They are just things that make me feel good on the inside. They might make me smile or they might be awesome examples of workmanship. I have vast and varied tastes. Some of my favorite collections are very utilitarian in nature such as kitchen bowls and buttons.
The cutting boards date to the late 50s and early 60s. Many of them have the actual year stamped on the back of them. I've decided to let go of the boards I've collected (especially since they never got hung) and make room in my house for a new collection yet to be discovered. I will price them out individually. I hope at least a few of them will go on to find happy new homes. Goodbye my friends.