Saturday, June 11, 2011

Where Are All The Good Kitchen Collectibles From the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s?

Who Has All The Fabulous Kitchen Collectibles of Yesteryear?

It has become so hard to find kitchen collectibles I don't get it...where on earth has all the good stuff gone? Who has it? I have come home empty handed after several recent buying trips to my favorite antique haunts.

Kitsch n Stuff Still Has The Best Selection Of Vintage Kitchenwares

Don't get me wrong, my shop, Kitsch n Stuff at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford still has a beautiful selection of older kitchenwares, but let me confide in you...I work very hard to add GREAT stuff to my FAB collection.

Prices Keep Going Up For kitchen Collectibles

And do I need to tell you that the prices for ordinary vintage kitchen-wares and accessories is in the ridiculous zone? Let's take common spice tins? Not too long ago, I could come home from a tag sale with a shoe box of tin spice condiments for $2 bucks. Now I am finding run of the mill (no pun intended) spice containers for $8.00 a piece. CRAZY !

The Challenge Of Finding Kitchen-wares For Re-Sale

The days of finding reasonable priced and adorable patterned kitchen canisters are over. You will now see whopping prices on these kitchen favorites which make buying them for re-sale a real challenge.

So Where Oh Where Are The Kitchen Collectibles?

But back to my original question...where are all the good vintage housewares from the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s? Do you have a clue? If you know where they are......write me at THANKS

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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 I Antique Online 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©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Society of Professional Journalists


  1. I have some from my Grandma's home and love them. Not only are they from her, but they are so much nicer than the cheap stuff at any store. I too have noticed that it is harder to find nice things from that time era. I wonder if they are getting tossed or people are hoarding them.


  2. Because of the depression in the 1930s, large numbers of people could only afford the cheaper items. So my take is that there were far more cheap and low quality items sold and used than higher end items during that time. Now we all want the good stuff!