It's pretty much like Christmas for me when I find nice wood pieces for the home in thrift stores or estate sales. I got a hold of these two items for the kitchen and gave them a much needed gothic makeover.
I love the retro vibe of recipe boxes and napkin holders. I'm not sure people even use them much anymore. I'm guessing everyone's recipes are on Pinterest or stored on a pad. But I remember what fun it was to sit in my Mom's kitchen when I was young and go through her Betty Crocker recipe box. Everything was broken down by occasion with sections for cocktail parties and dinner parties. It seemed so glamorous at the time. And I've always loved the kitschiness of napkin holders especially the ones from tourist locations. So in my mind I see these items and can't help to start planning a gothic kitschy kitchen.