The thought of serving or even being served breakfast which includes toast in a silver toast rack takes me back a century to a time where lovely items adorned the table of even the most simple meal.
Today, the toast rack can serve as a useful item in almost any decor. In addition to the obvious, a toast rack has an endless number of uses and could serve many uses both inside and outside of the kitchen breakfast room.
One of the most common uses today, for these slightly outdated toast racks, is as a letter/mail holder.
Here I have used the rack to display some of my vintage postcards which would look great on an entry table or desk. This is also a charming way to display a handful of current or vintage family photos.
Even empty, this rack's design and simple lines are beautiful.
Here is one of my favorite uses however, it is only possible with the larger size racks like this one, at over eight inches long. The rack can hold up to six dessert size plates and makes a wonderful presentation for a casual dinner parties appetizer and/or dessert courses.
When I hunt for vintage silver toast racks my thought is always to find the right combination of size and design. I love that the larger pieces can serve many purposes but the tiny ones are useful and so cute.
Should you have a rack or are looking to add one to your decor, you don't need to tuck it away when you are not using it. Enjoy it and give it new life by including it in a vignette in your home.