Saturday, May 29, 2010

Gallery of 1930's Kitchens Featured On Antique Home Style

Gallery of 1930s Kitchens

Time to travel back to the 1930s and take a look at the kitchens which were featured in all the popular Home magazines of the times.

These fantastic photos are from the collection featured on the website

Here is an excerpt from the section on 1930's kitchens from this terrific resource site.

I have to be honest...I was surprised to see the kitchens looking so colorful.....most of the images previously available are in black and white. If you read will learn more about the images shown.

Antique Home Style Introduction On 1930's Kitchens

"The kitchens of the 1930s were often brightly colored with cheerful accessories and a more modern layout. Built-in cabinetry and countertops replaced the freestanding tables and Hoosiers of the 1920s. Smaller homes required efficient, space saving storage ideas some of which are collected here."
Home Magazine of The 1930s
"We've concentrated our efforts on collecting images and information that focused on the middle class. The majority of homeowners read magazines like The American Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Ladies Home Journal, and Woman's Home Companion. The upper end of the population read magazines like Home & Garden and House Beautiful."
Finally Images In Color
"Almost everyone felt the effects of the Depression. Magazines cut back on the use of color; most advertisers that were extravagant with color illustrations during the 1920s appeared only in black and white or reduced their frequency."
Advertisements Inspired Home Owners To Decorate Their Modern Kitchens
"Kitchens that appeared in color provide some hint of what home owners were inspired by. Companies that appeared consistently included Sealex and Armstrong linoleum and it's from those sources that some of the most colorful and interesting images are found."
Information and photos are from

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©.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 Authors Guild, Inc.


  1. Love these kitchens and I also love reading your blog. You can find some of the most interseting things to share.

  2. My absolute favorite was the second pic. Thanks so much for sharing. I love all the information and pictures you share with us.

  3. Thanks for sharing this information! Enjoyed the photos and the read!

  4. Love all the color and I love all the "space saving" techniques like the tables carefully fitted in a well designed nook.

  5. Hi Dianne,
    Thanks for your visit to my blog....your blog looks great as well!!
    Happy retro day!

  6. Hi Dianne,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I grew up in a kitchen very similar to those above and I miss it so much!!! I love your much so that I've just become a follower!

  7. Love these cheerful kitchens! I don't think I've ever seen color pictures of kitchens from this era!

  8. Hi Dianne,

    thanks for coming to my blog and left such sweet comment, that made my day :-) I really love your blog which has so much information and beautiful photos and always inspire me to start another collection or to find things that I love.

    Wish I could find your book here at my side of the world!. your book really inspire me!.

    thanks once again and I am so honoured. :-)

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