Friday, October 10, 2014

Old Style Hoosier Cabinets Popular In Smaller Homes For Added Storage And Working Space

 Smaller Hoosier Style Cabinets Provide Additional Storage And Work Space In Cramped Apartments and Homes

Hoosier cabinets or baking cupboards were popular in the early 1900's as an all in one baking station providing "counter space", storage for baking supplies such as flour, sugar etc and baking utensils. Often when you go out to shop for this type of cabinet today you will usually find them painted off white or white, "Depression era green or unpainted in an origianl wood finish. 
Every now and then I will come across an    artsy type who painted their Hoosier style cabinet   purple or lime green, but for the most part, Hoosier style cabinets are found in cozy grandma-ish paint decor. 

The name Hoosier name was derived from the Hoosier Manufacturing Company of New Castle, Indiana. Other companies made similar style cabinets but many people refer to all varietites of cupboard with pull out sliding countertops as "Hoosiers". 

Many young couples who are living in small apartments or homes find that the addtion of a petit hoosier cabinet provides them with much needed added storage and work space.  

This adorable cabinet shown was photographed by C. Dianne Zweig at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT

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 caf√©. 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.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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