I have moved house in the last few weeks and amid the chaos that life change inevitably brings with it is the chaos of never knowing where anything is when you want it. When you don’t want it, fine, it’s at hand, but as soon as you do…
A case in point is this oven mitt by Caslon & Co, sent to me for review just as I was packing up ready to move. It came to light this week and I have to say I’m glad it did as folded tea towels just don’t cut it when it comes to cooking (as I’ve discovered to my cost having burned my fingers several times).
The mitt sports a subtle dusky pink vintage print – Vine Woodcut – and has a cotton exterior with a polyester lining. It’s a good size and importantly, it’s flexible – bendy is essential for retrieving hot dishes from the oven without mishap.
Vintage is a bit of a byword for Caslon & Co in that they use traditional printing techniques and antique printing blocks to create the patterns that adorn their kitchen linen and cushions. All of their products are made in England and all are hand printed. I’m a newcomer to their wares, but I like what I see and I’m looking forward to viewing future collections.
(I’ve just noticed on their website that if you sign up for the newsletter you receive a 15% discount on your next order (despite the sign-up notice saying 10%) – can’t be bad. www.caslonandco.com)