The enamel pan came in useful for the draw for the giveaway book the other day.
Of course I could actually use it for cooking in but I prefer to have it sat on the shelf, next to the rather large teapot which is now our 'sealed pot' for this year. Having them out and in use, albeit not for the use they were intended, makes me smile every time I see them.
I have tried to gather all my sort of relevant books onto this shelf to make them easy to access and make me more likely to cook from them. Last year this shelf held all my vegan cookery books so it's nice to have a change around.
In it's day to day life the enamel pan holds all the little odds and sods of pamphlets, leaflets and other wartime memorabilia ... including my Ration Book ;-)
I got most of my ephemera from The Black Country Living Museum when I was there, but some of the items are available on Amazon.
I thought this pack was pretty good value for money, even if these are all replica items. I absolutely love things like this and had a happy hour or so reading every bit of information on every single item.
I also got a Gardening one which I'll show you another day.
Keeping everything in the enamel pan means it's all neat and near to hand if I need it. Some of my smaller recipe books are in there too, including my beloved Be-Ro book, sadly a modern version ... but I'll be keeping my eyes open for an old one at the car boot sales over the Summer.