Vintage kitchenware is one of the easiest things to start collecting. You never know when you will find something from early last century haphazardly pushed into a cardboard box next to someone’s Mickey Mouse plate.
I found these graters at two different shops for less than $1 and later discovered that they can fetch anywhere from $7-$40 on eBay. The markings tell me that the one on the right, “The Perfect Grater,” was made in the 1930’s. The “All-in-One,” on the left, can be found online for as little as $3, though I am unable to trace its origins. The Bean House Store has a lot of three vintage graters for $12. You can display them, resell them, make art or hell, maybe use them to grate some cheese.
I like the way they used vintage tin containers and pegs to hang the graters on.
Another easy collection to start for the kitchen: vintage Pyrex dishes. Look for some of my gems in an upcoming post.