This charming scene was found at a bed and breakfast establishment. The white object is, in fact, for ironing sheets but it has been charmingly re-purposed as a display table for the corner of this vintage kitchen.
The rest of the scene is set with a mix of new and thrift shop items, carefully chosen and arranged. This sort of artless arrangement looks easy but it has been done by someone with a good eye for colour and detail.
The deep red of the apples in the wallpaper frieze is picked up by the jug and the giant apple. The muted greens and yellows of the tin objects provide an interesting contrast. Usually I think wallpaper friezes are a bit too 80s but this one has been made to work by the thoughtful way it has been accessorised. Lovely
Update – I found out what the iron thing is:
It’s called an Ironrite iron or mangle.
..the Ironrite Ironer, was manufactured in Mount Clemens, Michigan, from 1946 until 1961. The automatic ironer, also called a mangle, was an electric appliance that used a roller and a cast-iron shoe to press clothing. Company brochures promised homemakers that an Ironrite ironer could take them away from the “nerve-racking method of lifting, pushing and pulling a heavy, hot hand iron back and forth hundreds of times to complete an ironing.” A popular home appliance in the era before permanent-press clothing, the Ironrite could be found in many home laundry rooms.