Every now and then I visit a little online auction site looking for house parts and decorations. I found this nifty “Bungalow Pies” pan a few days ago and thought it would look great on my kitchen wall. We already have other functional wall decorations in the kitchen including a pot rack and a serving basket, so the pie pan will fit in well.
A google search for “bungalow pies” only yielded one hit– an ebay listing for a pie pan like the one I bought– so I have no idea what the story is for this item. Was there an old bakery called “Bungalow Pies?” Was this an incentive (“buy the house and get this free pie pan!”) to bungalow buyers? Or is this simply a contemporary scam to stamp “bungalow” on generic old pie pans and sell them for a premium to innocent, charming, dashingly handsome housebloggers? Who knows!
If it is genuinely old, it is probably from the bungalow heyday, when bungalow-anything would have been popular. The idea of a fresh pie cooling on a bungalow windowsill on a crisp morning must have sounded like heaven on earth back then. Actually, that still sounds pretty fantastic.