Since I’ve embraced butter, I’ve found myself reaching for my box of butter several times a day (!!!) and it’s a bit of a hassle. I realized…I wanted an old-school butter dish!
Since I love vintage cookbooks and vintage kitchen accessories, a vintage butter dish seemed like a given. The bigger reason, though, is that I’m not going to find a cute modern butter dish because it’s a kitchen gadget that’s pretty obsolete. Fear of the saturated fat monster has left us all reaching for tubs of margarine instead of the pretty glass dishes of years gone by.
So…I headed to Etsy! I found a lot of cool butter dishes but this sunny and bright one for $12 called my name.
How cute is that?! Seriously, every time I open the fridge and see it, it puts a smile on my face. And Betty loves it.
And really, with this dish, I now have two great topics of conversation. First, “Why thank you; it’s vintage…” and then, “Well, fuck yes, I eat real butter.”
Etsy is one of my favorite ways to pimp my kitchen because you can get one-of-a-kind true vintage pieces. However if you just want a butter dish to look pretty, I love this faux vintage one from Anthro.
[Speaking of kitchen pimping, this week, my “Stuff White People Like” tear-off calendar is devoted to kitchen gadgets. It’s a little comical how much I enjoy the things white people like — last week it said that white people consider Whole Foods their church. But today’s is “KitchenAid Stand Mixer.” Sigh.]
I’ve found that eating real butter makes me feel really “Mad Men”…and I don’t mind that one bit. Reaching for a pretty dish really helps me continue on with this delusion and it’s a better prop than pantyhose or cigs.
However, it does make me want to sip Scotch while making lunch and then bang on the washing machine, neither of which are bad things.