Saturday, December 11, 2010

Be A Nifty Thrifty Housewife This Christmas: Decorating Ideas For Your Vintage Kitchen

Nostalgic Retro Christmas Kitchen Decorating And Gift Ideas

Ho Ho does a nifty thrifty housewife create a nostalgic Retro Christmas Kitchen
when the clock is ticking away before the start of the holidays?

Well the Kitschy Collector has been buzzing around The Collinsville Antiques Company Of New Hartford, Connecticut snapping some retro hip ideas for you .

Kitsch n Stuff The Place For Kitchen Collectibles

The photos shown here were taken from my shop Kitsch n Stuff which is located at The Colllinsville Antiques Company, a 22,000 square feet collector's haven.

1940's and 1950's Christmas Decor Make Great Retro Kitchen Holiday Gifts And Decor

Lucky for you, red, green and white were BIG colors in the 1940s and early 1950s so you are in luck. You will find lots of wonderful vintage kitchen collectibles and home decor in holiday colors. When you group a variety of vintage kitchenwares together that have similar holiday colors you re-create a very warm and comfy feeling.

Retro Christmas Ideas For Your Kitchen Using Kitchen Collectibles

1. Red or green pottery bowls from the 1940s or 1950s filled with fresh fruit.

2. Hang up hand crocheted red and green potholders, especially Christmas themed ones such as trees or bells etc.
Look for the white potholders with rosettes in the center. They were usually done in white, red and green.

3. Place a set of vintage red, white green floral tin kitchen canisters on your counter.

4. Cover the shelves of your kitchen cabinets with vintage tablecloth cutters or fabric remnants in holiday colors.

5. Make breakfast pancakes and serve the syrup in a 1940s or 1950s glass syrup pitcher. You can pick up a galss syrup for $8.00 -10.00.

6. Serve your guest their beverages in some hip vintage glass tumblers. you will find plenty in holiday colors. You will find lots of retro patterns out there for very fair prices.

7. Mix your eggnog in a vintage blender. I just bought a 1970's Waring blender still in the box, never opened for $15.00. I also bought a brand new almond color can opener still in the box for $10.00. Both came from The Yankee Peddler in Huntington, New York. There is a wonderful retro booth where you will find many vintage appliances.

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 Authors Guild, Inc.

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