Vintage Enamelware

Another item that I’m mildly obsessed with is enamelware—this is metal (steel, cast iron, or aluminum) that’s covered with brilliantly colored enamel. Cathrineholm is specifically highly collectible and beautiful (as seen on the teapot and bowl). Dansk also made a line of enamel cooking ware from the 1950s to 1970s that has very recently been revived and is now being manufactured again and distributed through Crate and Barrel. I love it because it’s both functional and beautiful, and the colors are intensely bright and fun.

Shown below, from front to back and left to right: Emalox of Norway red bowl (circa 1960s-1980s); orange Cathrineholm bowl in the Lotus pattern (circa 1960s-1970s); blue enamel butter warmer (circa 1980s); orange Cathrineholm Lotus teapot (circa 1960s-1970s); Dansk yellow pot with teak handle and matching bowl (circa 1950s-mid 1960s); Dansk orange Kobenstyle 9×13 baking pan and Dansk aqua Kobenstyle 14″ paella pan (circa late 1960s-1970s).

Enamelware items