If you hadn’t guessed from my last tiny post, my family and I have decided to put down some roots and start house hunting. This is very exciting as the houses I love, namely vintage ones, are well within our price range in the area that we’ve decided to settle.
One sad thing I’ve noticed when looking at these older homes is that many of them are missing their original tile and fixtures. Now, I know, it’s silly for me to expect houses to remain the same and not change over time, but I get very sad indeed when updates do not fit the period of the house. Many of the houses that we’ve seen will have updated kitchens especially. I tell you, it breaks my heart!
As the house we’re very interested in was built in the early 1930s I’ve been searching out a lot of kitchen inspiration from the time period. I know, I know, the one above is from the Forties, but I do love it so! The white cabinets, the red and mint green combo, the cute little window treatment and the glimpse of a booth-like table there on the right. What is not to love?
Here is an example of a great Thirties kitchen. I always like a yellow kitchen. They’re so cheery, don’t you think? Again, here I love the touch of red. The stove is nothing short of amazing. I’ll definitely have to start scouring auctions and garage sales for one that will look just so in our future kitchen! Another thing to be on the look out for is the amazing chrome furniture. I’ve always wanted a great Formica and chrome table with matching chairs!
Are you starting to see a trend here? I definitely would get some white cabinets. Isn’t the bar darling? I think the shelf detail on the end there is just great to store those odds and ends and get the cookbooks off my bookshelves and into the kitchen where they belong. Again, we see the colors red, yellow and mint green.
Thanks for joining me on this little odyssey through vintage and retro kitchens! Hopefully someday soon, I’ll be showing you one of my very own!
P.S. If you are the owner of these images, please let me know. They’ve been in my “vintage kitchen inspiration” file so long, I now cannot find where these originally came from to attribute them. Thanks!