All posts tagged: vintage kitchen

How Retro do you go?

I will never, ever, and I mean NEVER EVER get sick of looking at and admiring vintage kitchens!  Even though I have personally just redecorated my kitchen into more of a farm style, I know that it won’t be too long before the vintage look makes its way back.  Anyone who loves or appreciates anything vintage will understand exactly what I mean.  But when trying to write this post, I found myself struggling to put into words just what it is about the vintage kitchen look that I so much love.  Upon thinking, I have found that it contains both physical and mental attributes.  The idea of family, homey-ness, and just good old fashioned cooking makes up the mental appeal. But to describe the physical, I had to find some examples….. First off,  take a look at this kitchen below:   Ahhhhhhh!   It looks so appealing, clean, sunny, and fresh!  From the striped cushions, the plate rack above the sink, to the geranium in the windowsill, everything oozes welcome and home.  But what is …

Finding Kitchen Canisters

I simply adore kitchen canisters and find them to be a triple threat in the kitchen.  What does that mean?  It means they are attractive, a space saver, and keeps your food fresh. With all that, how can you go wrong?! The other lovely thing about canisters, is they help enhance the look or theme of your kitchen in a very affordable way.  When I redecorated my kitchen last year, I specifically searched for canisters that would add to the look without losing any more space on my kitchen counters.  While no longer available, these are the canisters I choose for my kitchen: Ready to find some wonderful canisters of your own?  Here are a few different styles to help get you started!   Red Canisters from Wayfair   Antique Canisters from Amazon     Forbury Sugar Canister from Anthropologie   Cambria Crock from Pottery Barn Happy Shopping! Have you signed up for my monthly newsletter? Click HERE to enter your email so you can begin receiving fun updates!

Historical Housekeeping: Creating a Country/Vintage Inspired Kitchen

Fresh and clean describe the condition of my ideal kitchen – maybe with a slight lemon scent in the air.  Colorful, cheery, and old-fashioned describe the feel of my ideal kitchen.  While organizing and purging my kitchen cabinets a few weeks ago, I was delighted to find several pieces that I had purchased over the years.  One of my newly discovered favorites was a cream colored, milk pitcher.  It now holds a continuous bouquet of fresh wildflowers on my counter. Although we may all have modern kitchens, that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to keep that old, vintage, farmhouse look alive.  While my dream kitchen features a 1920’s range, my real kitchen features a Whirlpool gas oven.  Not quite the same thing – but it helps to have an old tin canister resting on top holding my cooking utensils! Since I live my life on a budget (like so many of us) I find that well purchased decorations can make a large impact on the overall feel and mood of a room.  Here are a …