Friday, September 9, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #54: Vintage Bread Boards

The cooler weather always makes me start thinking of comfort food.
To me that means chili, stews, pot pies;
the sort of food that fills the house with delicious smells,
and that will warm you up on a crisp fall day.

And nothing is better to pair up to these
than hot bread, cheese, crackers, and some fresh fruit for dessert.

These last two images from the Pottery Barn catalog
really have me in the mood,
so I hunted through Pinterest to find examples
 of some other great bread and cheese boards.

I think I read where these are "Belgian" bread boards.

And these great breadboards from Diane at

Love how these smaller numbered versions are used
instead of individual bread plates.
Diane has a wonderful blog and Etsy store,
go by and visit if you've not met her yet.

I like to keep meals easy,
and when the family is all here we make it simple.
There are always a variety of meats, cheese, and breads
to build your own lunch or snack.

Add some hummus, olives, pickles, and raw veggies
and you have a healthy, easy to put together meal.

These are a few of my vintage boards,
nothing out of the ordinary,
but I use them frequently.

This last one with the great decal
I just flip over and use the other side.

Now for some fun inspiration from last week's entries:

shared some great vintage recipe cards for us to use in projects.

Mary from Very Merry Vintage Style shares a great idea,
Halloween putz houses!!
How adorable are these...
now we have something else to make and collect!!

is one of my favorite bloggers.
She has a way with words that can make you feel
like you are living her memories.
She's sharing a recipe from her mom
that brings the ranch in South Texas to life.

And I had to include this fabulous vintage paper rose,
If you're feeling creative and have a few hours you'll want to try one!

And one more that will have you scrounging thru barns and garages
and salvage yards looking for these fab farming equipment pieces.
Go by and check this out, Sally from Salmagundi

Hope you'll join in today

Please link up within your post or directions
to the sidebar button,
thanks a bunch for sharing the party fun!

If you've been featured
I'd love you to grab the button on the sidebar!
linking to these great parties:



  1. Hi Debra!
    How yummy are these photos! The texture, the wood, the food. Wonderful! I love these old bread boards. A staple to have in every kitchen. Thanks for having us and thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home! My vintage part was the pumpkin, I have had it forever and I painted

  2. I love vintage bread boards that show their age and use. Yes, I'm in the mood for comfort food too. Thanks for hosting.

  3. LOVE the breadboards, I was checking out a customer last week and here came this fantastic old board about 24 inches long, I mean a great one, I kid u not $7.00, I almost cried! How can I own and run this mall and missed that sucker! It was too die for! I just had to stop in and see what u were up to these days. I have not forgotten my fav blogs, just never seem to have time to get a quiet moment to enjoy them these days! Hugs Janna

  4. I so want those pottery barn cheese stands....I go over and drool over them. I am always on the look out for good cutting boards!

  5. I love the bread boards, Debra! I have my mom's old pig-shaped cutting board and my grandmother's dough bowl...but no bread boards. I have something new to look for! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  6. Hi Debra, love all the vintage bread and cheese boards... yours are darling!... I have a vintage one shaped like a pig, too cute!... I also love to cook all the yummy things you posted about this time of year... Happy Autumn to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

  7. Love the bread boards. Thanks for hosting.

  8. Hi Debra! YOu just added to my list of things that I never knew I needed so badly! The photos are gorgeous, and the ones that Diane made are fabulous. Thanks for adding to my ever growing list, and for hosting the party. I'm just glad I could make it this time! t. xoxoxoxoxo

  9. These pictures are making me hungry. Those numbered bread boards are fabulous!

  10. Hi Debra
    Just in case I haven't told you - I LOVE your orange header!!! It is so cool.
    Love the bread boards too

  11.'re making me hungry for some crusty bread and creamy cheese...i do love vintage breadboards...all linked up...and you are one of my features this week on fridays unfolded!


  12. I am so excited that Autumn has arrived!
    I have spent some time this afternoon setting out some of my fall decor!
    I also put on a pot of chili for dinner!
    I would love to have a really wonderful bread board..or three!
    I think they are so beautiful!
    I had started looking last winter for them but never found any here...we live in such a awful area for such treasures!
    Love your post and look forward to seeing your fall decor!

  13. Thanks for featuring my blog post from last week's entries - what fun!! Enjoyed your post about the bread boards, and thanks for always hosting Vintage Inspiration as it is a favorite. Sally

  14. Love your wonderful bread boards. I have a couple that are super special to me and I love them. I can just imagine the wonderful cheese and crackers on yours and a great glass of iced tea. Hugs, marty

  15. I love your bread board with the decal, Debra! So cottagey! I get a lot of inspiration from ol' PB too! Thanks for hosting vintage!

  16. Debra, I love the bread boards. Oh, this is so exciting. I love, love Fall.

    Thanks so much for hosting.


  17. Oh girl, those bread boards are fantastic! I'm drooling over the ones that look like plank doors.....amazing!

  18. I;m almost green with envy of your cutting boards! What a terrific collection!

    Thanks for being a gracious hostess and friend!

  19. Love those cheese boards, now I want some!
    Have a great weekend!
    XXX Ido

  20. I'm with you! Fall to me brings baking and cooking galore! I can't get over some of those boards. Beautiful!


  21. I have a basket on my kitchen counter filled with various sizes of bread boards, including one that is the shape of Marthas Vineyard and another one that my dad made out of the big oak tree from our childhood home. Never realized I have been collecting them....until this post! I love bread boards and use them many times a day. Thanks for hosting your party!

  22. I would love a couple of vintage bread boards that don't cost a fortune. Found one this weekend in an antique mall, but it was over my budget, darn it. Oh, well I will just keep looking. Thanks for hosting.

  23. Thanks for featuring my bread boards, Debra! I LOVE all those vintage bread boards that you featured. Especially the giant ones from Pottery Barn. Many thanks! :)

  24. Love the new shots in your header. Colours are wonderful

  25. All the wood pieces are so pretty & homey in feel. And I saw that paper rose patern & read that it had a lot of tedious work but, it turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

  26. You have a great collection of bread boards. They always look good displayed in the kitchen and are great serving pieces. Thanks for hosting

    The French Hutch

  27. Love you collection of cutting boards and the way you used them on the table.


  28. I like your old bread boards especially the one with the decal!
    Thanks for hosting!

  29. is like you read my thoughts Debra! Last week I found an old breadboard from Germany and just loved the feel of it! and today, you share your inspiration of ~ BREADBOARDS!!!
    xo, Rosemary

  30. Thank you so much for hosting! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

  31. Gorgeous bread boards! I love the idea of using them as individual bread plates. You have some beauties in your collection.

  32. Those bread board inspirations are beautiful~thanks so much for hosting! :)

  33. Hi Debra, I'm loving your vintage cutting boards! I've been in the market for some and now I know where I can get them! Hope to get back to blogging on a more regular schedule and join your party! I understand you are quite the hostess!

    I'm so happy showered attention on our sweet friend Laura, love her to bits! I'm having lunch with my sweet friend tomorrow! You are so right about her blogging, it's awesome. She does have a way with words!

    Take care,


  34. I love the old bread boards you found. They looks so good just hanging in a grouping on a wall. Thank you so much for the feature! I hope the pumpkin pie recipe comes in handy for our blog friends.

  35. What an honor! I'm just tickled! Thank you!!!

    m ^..^

  36. Love those bread boards! I like the creative ways that people are showing them. Thanks for hosting! Marcia

  37. Hi Debra! I love cutting and cheese boards. I actually have the one from PB...only mine is dark. I use it on my counter as a lift. :)

    Come by and say Hi! I'm having a giveaway.:)


  38. I love all these boards! I love wood, anything wood, it is so earthy, and natural! Thanks, I really enjoyed this post.

  39. Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party Debra. Love these old wood cutting boards. I've been on the lookout for a few more so i can have a grouping of them.


  40. Thanks, Debra! You always find something inspiring!
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Julie

  41. Great post Debra and thanks so much for hosting.


  42. Hi Debra, love the bread boards, and I especially love them grouped together! Thanks so much for hosting!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  43. Dear Debra,-I LOVE your cheese and fruie table-and as a matter of fact, my husbonf and I every friday evening ,have such a meal- UHHHMMM- so today, my table will look app. like the one of yours ,lol.
    The old boards looks fantastic.
    Happy week-end sweet-
    Hugs and love, Dorthe

  44. Hi Debra,

    What lovely things you've shown! Those bread boards are gorgeous!!!

    I'm off to have a look now I've linked up to your lovely party!

    And thank you so much for hosting each week. I really appreciate it.


  45. I love anything of vintage wood. These bread boards are PERFECTION!!!

  46. I think a wine cheese party is a great idea for winter entertaining, especially when you have such gorgeous cheese boards to take centre stage!

    Thanks for having me today. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Best wishes,

  47. Bread boards? Who would have thought . . . those are some very interesting ones, especially those giant ones that look like doors! Thanks for the pics and party!

  48. Hi Debra, love them all. There is just something earthy about wood and bread. I actually baked fresh figs with honey last week-I am in fashion and did not know. Thanks bunches for hosting. hugs♥O

  49. What a lovely post. I love old bread boards, and some of the photos are using them in very creative ways. Nice features, too!

  50. Oh I just adore all the wonderful inspiration that I find here!

    Thank you so very much for hosting!

  51. I love love love all these wonderful boards. I don't have a single one...
    "ooo, Mr. Sweeeet...can you make bread boards????"

  52. Calling by to visit your blog for the first time as I am also a participant in 2805 Potpourri Friday. I have enjoyed your post today, love all the old boards.

  53. I'm just adoring this mossy wreath idea. You're one of the best!

  54. I've added one of these old beauties to my wish list. I also want a pizza whatchamacallit. I'm having a brain cramp!

    Thanks for hosting Debra, enjoy your weekend!

  55. I just love cutting boards when they are filled with chees, crackers etc. They make a nice table piece when entertaining as well.

  56. Thank you for the feature Debra! These boards are pretty. I like the pottery barn ones--hadn't seen those yet. All linked up for this week--have a fabulous weekend!

  57. the bread boards are all so beautiful and natural. I love layering mine and overflowing them with cheeses and fruits.

  58. I love vintage breadboards! I have several, and they make me smile each time I use them. I've never seen one with a decal pretty.

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday, Debra and for hosting! ;)

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  59. Love the bread boards. They simply lovely!

  60. How gorgeous! I love all these boards. We just bought a huge Pizza one to go with our new outdoor pizza oven which is almost ready...YAY!

  61. These bread boards reminds me I have an old one somewhere. I am going to dig it out today LOl


  62. Thank you Debra for mentioning my blog.
    And I LOVE your header. It is awesome!

    No go make some chili!

    White Spray Paint

  63. Such beautiful photos, I love old bread boards too and have some from England. Thanks for sharing!

  64. Just had to pop in on this post and tell you how much I adore those photos of bread boards! My sister and I got together yesterday to work on my blog some more and then took a break to go shopping. We both bought a bread board! I already had a large round one so I bought a large rectangular one. My sister bought one just like I had in a round shape. We bought reproductions though, but I don't mind. I'm no purist! Ha!


I love hearing from you. Feel free to comment, big or small. Be sure and leave your name and blog if commenting under anonymous. Thanks friends

New Posts in Your In-Box