Sunday, November 21, 2010

Vintage Decorating And Entertaining Ideas For Christmas

Tis The Season To Decorate With Red, Green, White Kitchen Collectibles

Retro Kitsch in The Kitchen For The Holidays

Tis the season to decorate the kitchen and home for the holidays. One easy way to bring a cozy Vintage look into your house is to look for kitchen collectibles that are red and white or
red, white and green.

Grouping Similar Colors Together For A Festive Vintage Holiday

I have selected some of my favorite photos to show you how delicious red, green and white kitchen collectible look when grouped together. Now only the first photo is actually Christmas themed, but you can see how festive the other items look in the holiday colors. And you could of course use these collectibles throughout the year or save them for the holidays.

1940s And 1950s Colors Of Red, Green, White

During the 1940s and 1950s,colors of red, green, white was a very common color palette and so there a plenty of housewares and kitchen-wares in these colors. When you combine these colors you get a very warm feeling.

Traditional Holiday Decorating

The nice part about collecting vintage housewares and kitchen items is that these collectibles are both
practical and decorative. this is a nice way to bring the holiday colors into your kitchen or dining area.
Festive Kitchen Ideas From The Kitschy Collector
Here are some kitchenwares to look for :
1. Tea towels
2. Tablecloths
3. Kitchen Canisters
4. Bread box
5. Tumblers
6. Red and white scale
7. Planters
8. Bowls

And for the most part, you will find that the prices for kitchen collectibles are quite reasonable so that you will really be able to freshen up your kitchen for the holidays on a budget.

Photos Courtesy of:

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. I love decorating with vintage items, ESPECIALLY at Christmas. Cute Kitschy Christmas collectibles remind me of going to Grandma's on Christmas day as a kid and I am drawn to them when I am out hunting!
    Happy Holidays:)

  2. Very cute retro kitchen kitsch!

    Susan and Bentley

  3. I love the kitchy Christmas look from the 1950's! So cheerful and innocent. Thanks for sharing some lovely pictures.