IN OUR OLD KITCHEN
Photography By Anthony Buccino
Slicers, dicers, strainers, skimmers, stirrers, fryers, percolators, crunchers, whistlers, scissors, broken screwdrivers, tape, dead batteries, spoons, chopping boards, bottle openers, corkscrews, jar lid openers, bottle stoppers, coffee cup sticks, toothpicks, mini-clips, elastic bands, lazy Susan, Ninja mixers, electric coffee pots, coffee mugs, woks, hidden treasures, mugs, irons, wayward screws and bolts, glue sticks, Boy Scout first aid kit, bandages, Band-Aids, chewing gum, penny candy, KinderGard, 30-year-old snacks, and other long lost junk in the junk drawer
The In Our Old Kitchen, Photography by Anthony Buccino saga began in August just few weeks after the dust had settled from our bathroom remodel when we ordered new cabinets for our old kitchen renovation. By October, it was time to empty the old shelves and cabinets to make way for demolition and the unveiling of old timbers, old wires, clogged plumbing, found covered-up windows, and lots of dirt and dust.
Here in the bowels of our woodwork we discovered the obscure and we found shiny things and sharp things in drawers, cabinets and behind boxes we hadn't seen in thirty years. While our new cabinets are supposed to be larger and roomier, there's no sense in hanging on to these old and forgotten items that have lost their glisten.
The great purge swept away utensils and whatnots we hadn't seen it or used it since God knows when, it was time to donate them to the needy. Well, right after we have a bit of fun with our cameras, drop cloth, and lightbox. We have here one last long look at items that will never be seen again in person. It was a fun little project. Enjoy.
FSG Construction, Frank Grossi, Frank Grossi Jr., and their crews, without whose work we would never have emptied the old cupboards to find these lost treasures.
iPhone, my Canon PowerShot and Rebel cameras.
The cheesy lightbox we thought would never get delivered but worked well despite not being the largest lightbox available.
The old red sheet drop cloth with which we made do.
A&P, Abita, Adams Black Jack Chewing Gum, Adams Sour Apple, American-Standard, Argo, Band-Aid, Beemans Chewing Gum, Bic, Bisquick, Brookdale Beverages, Clarks Teaberry, Corning Ware, CVS, Desitin, Diamond Bamboo Forks, Diaparene, Duracell, Energizer, Excelsus, General Foods, Geneva Hand Flute, Handi Holder, Hungry Jack, Johnson & Johnson, Keurig, KinderGard, Kingsland Manor of Nutley, Lavazza, Magla, Mary Jane (candy), McCormick, McIlhenny & Co, Medaglia D'Oro, Mickey & Pals, Nabisco Barnum's Animals, Necco Wafers, Nice-Pak Products, Ninja, Nutley Sun, Osterizer, Pathmark, Pike Place, Pretty Handy, Rayovac, Rheingold, Ronzoni, Salt Sense, Schaefer, Smurfs, Snoopy, Sorbee, Stanley Hostess, Starbucks, Sun Giant, Teflon, T-Fal, The Meat Ball, Tootsie Pop, Tootsie Roll, Tropicana, Walt Smith, Wilton Cake Decorating Set.
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New Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards.
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