Thursday, November 18, 2010

Decorating Your Vintage Kitchen For The Holidays

Using Lots of Red Vintage Kitchen Collectibles To Warm Up Kitchen For The Holidays

A lovely way to dress up your kitchen and home for the holidays is to add some red vintage kitchen accessories which are both practical and decorative. You will find some lovely vintage kitchen items at

Buying Older Kitchen-wares

When selecting older kitchen wares to use, be sure that the inside surfaces of tin items are free of rust and that pottery and glass housewares such as kitchen bowls, jars or vases are not cracked or chipped.

Using Elegant Vintage Red Tole Trays To Serve Your holiday Guests Or To Display As Wall Decor

Older kitchen-wares such as, Tole trays, bowls, plates, scales, jars, tins, baskets and more are easy to find and can warm up any style kitchen, especially during the holidays.

Decorating Versus Using Vintage Kitchen-wares

It is a different story if you are only using a vintage kitchenware as a shelf piece or for decoration, but if you intend to use these objects for food or liquid you need to be sure they can safely handle the job.

Vintage Red Toile Transfer Plates Look Beautiful During The Holidays

Red toile transfer plates look great hung on the wall or used on a holiday table. Tole trays can also be used as wall decor or taken down at this time and used for serving holiday guests.

Holiday Cookies In Vintage Jars

Vintage glass jars will look so lovely with holiday cookies inside or sitting on your kitchen counter with flour, sugar and other dry goods.

Adding Vintage Tablecloths And Linens To Your Holiday Table

And don't forget to include vintage linens, especially tablecloths which will help to organize your color palette . Yo can chose a colorful floral or even decorate with older holiday themed linens. This time of year you will find plenty of textiles to buy. But don't wait too long....a lot of people are after vintage Christmas tablecloths.

Don't be afraid to mix several color of "red" together along with different textures in your vintage kitchen. Today there are no rules. So go ahead and start creating a charming Country Cottage holiday look or even a kitschy Retro Holiday!

Resources For Vintage Kitchen Collectibles

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.

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