Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Decorating Vintage Kitchens With Retro Housewares

Fruit Themed Housewares

Fruit themed kitchen-wares were very popular during the colorful eras of the 1930's 1940's and 1950's. Housewares such as kitchen canister sets, pottery, glassware, wall decor, tablecloths, textiles, bowls etc were adorned with images of fruit.

Popular Vintage Fruit Images

Buyers wil find vintage kitchen accessories decorated with cherries, apples, pears, pineapples, bananas and grapes. Fruits represent sweet and pleasant times and are viewed as warm and home centered.

The Meaning of Fruit Images

Every culture has given meaning to particular fruits. The apple may be a symbol of temptaion, but it is also a symbol of life, ass it is a perfect fruit that carries its won seeds of renewal.

The Hebrews view the pomegranate as a symbo of fertility. The Chinese accept the orange as a sign of good luck. Pineapples were symbols of hospitality in Colonial America. Fruit is celebrated as a luscious gift from Mother Nature and has always been a familiar image in kitchens.

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 Iantiqueonline.com 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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