Saturday, March 10, 2012

Stylish Red And White Retro Kitchen

When Is A Kitchen Retro ?  

What do  you think of when someone says "Retro kitchen" ? Are you thinking "pink and turquoise" ? What about "orange and yellow". Or even "lime green and black"?  Retro seems to mean different things to people depending on when they grew up. But is can also refer to a style which emphasizes whimsy, new interpretations of older looks and novel color combinations.

The Red And White Vintage Kitchen

As you already know if you have been following my blog or reading my books, I have a special place in my heart for "red and white" kitchens. I love the look of a red and white vintage kitchen.I just don't think of "red and white" as Retro. Now it's interesting, if you add a black and white or even large red and white tiled floor to a kitchen and accessorize with vintage red and white kitchen collectibles, are in the Retro zone.

Basically "Retro" is when the outcome is hip, cool, design conscious.  You can be stylish or
grandma-ish! It all depends on how you "put it together".

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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 café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at Visit my website, Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists


  1. I would love to have a kitchen like that :))

  2. I would love that red 'n white retro kitchen too. Does anyone have old pie birds? How about the green kitchen ware of old?

  3. any items of yellow and black bees, as honey jars, creamer, sugar, etc. or Sally Gold