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Kitchen Memories: A Vintage Memory Featuring 80s Technology and Inventiveness

It goes without saying that Seigle’s loves kitchens—but the story behind our love for kitchen extends beyond just the cabinets and countertops. We know that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Every day, it’s the place where meals are prepared and shared, homework is finished, the day’s events are discussed and dissected, and the mess and best of life happens. On holidays and gatherings, it’s where catching up and action originates. Ultimately, it’s where memories are made. This is why we love to build functional, beautiful kitchens—because your story starts here, and your memories will live here.

Kitchen Memories

We love to hear your favorite kitchen memories. Seigle’s fan Lisa W. recently submitted a great kitchen memory for a feature. It’s a great story we are sure you will love to hear—a vintage story including ricotta, corded headphones, a Canon AE-1 35mm camera, and 33 vinyl. Thank you, Lisa, for sharing!


“When you look at the Kitchen Memory photo, you might think my stand-out kitchen memory would be centered around the five-pound red, white, and blue ricotta container. Like any other true Italian, my mom made fabulous lasagna with this cheese. While this giant vat of ricotta is a very nice memory, I have a slightly more entertaining one to share.

When I was a teen in the 80s, my dad always enjoyed playing amplified opera, symphonies, and classical music through the speakers throughout the house. On this particular Saturday morning, when he was peeling his home-grown apples for his famous apple crisp, the house was silent.

What? No Mozart? No Bellini? What was going on? Curious, I went downstairs to find my dad wearing these headphones. Perhaps he didn’t want to wake us up. Looking back, I am glad I was a sassy teen to have been quick on my feet to grab my Canon AE-1 to capture the moment!

Notice the coiled cord? That cord traveled from his ear about 25 feet through the kitchen and foyer, around the corner, and into the living room where it was plugged into his stereo system! The same system that played his 33s!

The apple trees are long gone, but to this day, we share an appreciation for that same beautiful music—except now it is all digital.

We still purchase ricotta in five-pound containers, but they are no longer as memorable as the one in the photo.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane!”

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