Saturday, October 24, 2009

Design Your Vintage Kitchen Using Red and White Kitchen Collectibles

Creating the Warmth, Whimsy and Charm of a Vintage Kitchen

Decorating your vintage retro style kitchen with red and white collectible house-wares and accessories is a sure way to bring the warmth, whimsy and charm of the 1940s and early 1950s into your home. Popular patterns and images during these colorful eras were polka dots, cherries, stripes, roosters, fruit, florals, dutch symbols and kitchen symbols.

Common Kitchen Collectibles To Look For

Here are some common collectibles you may want to look for when you are dressing up your red and white kitchen: tin recipe boxes, ceramic roosters, coffee mugs, bowls, storage tins, red handled kitchen tools and gadgets, cake savers, match safes, range sets, juice glasses, enamelware, salt and pepper shakers, planters, novelty items, wall decor, decorative plates, dishes, tablecloths, potholders, curtains and more.

Introducing The Red and White Kitchen Company

Because vintage red and white kitchen-wares are so popular they are the first to go in any shop that sells retro and vintage kitchen collectibles. There are also many companies that now feature reproductive kitchen housewares. In fact there is even a company called
The Red and White Kitchen Company that carries newly made vintage style items. The objects shown is this post however are all vintage.
Check my blog roll for friends who also carry lots of vintage red and white.

Since I adore red and white housewares and textiles I am always featuring these colors in my shop, "Kitsch N Stuff" (part of the Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT). I also keep track of other collectors and sellers of kitchen collectibles who are apt to stock lots of red and white. You will find lots of ideas in my book Hot Kitchen and Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s ( Be on the look out for the second edtion of my book which has lots of great new stuff!

Photos shown are courtesy of Retro
Cherry textile is a reproduction .Other images are originals.

C.Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff

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