My Updated Kitchen Needs to Be Down Dated: I Am On A Mission
I'm back on a retro red and white mission again. But now, I am going to do some serious kitchen collectible buying. I have made up my mind, my updated kitchen needs to be "down dated". I want the cozy forties feel back in my very own kitchen and I am determined to achieve it.
Help I Need Some Kitchen Collectibles In My Own Kitchen
Many people think that because I wrote a book on kitchen collectibles and because my shop Kitsch n Stuff is loaded with vintage kitchenwares, that I have a kitchen a ad home filled with goodies.
All The Great Kitchen Collectible Goes Into My Shop
NOPE...that is simply not the case. All the great stuff goes into my shop. But NOW, I am going into change that. I already started the process and today I will return to the search o finding great red and white (and some yellow kitchen collectibles.
Red And White Vintage Kitchen Stuff Looks Great With Granite Counters
I discovered just by pure accident that red and white stuff looked sharp in my kitchen that has a creamy yellowish painted wall and black and cream granite counters. Our appliances are all stainless steel (like everyone else who updated).
Warming Up My Kitchen...One Collectible Baby Step At A Time
But I seriously need to take my own advice and warm up my kitchen. You have no idea how many times I have written about warming up a industrial chic kitchen. Well my kitchen is far from industrial, nor chic for that matter....but it does need some more charm.
Today's Kitchen Collectibles Wish List
1. a great vintage bread box (could be red and white...could be stainless)
2. red and white pot holders
3. vintage wooden ring holders
4. great vintage dish towels
5. a big tablecloth to put under the glass of my black table (its round)
6. red and white novelty items
7. large vintage flower pot (red/yell/white)
8. vintage watering can
I thank Becky of Sweet Cottage Dreams for letting me show you her wonderful salt and peeper shakers above. The rest of the photos are from my book, Hot Kitchen Collectibles For Vintage Style Homes.
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 café.
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