Here is my selection of vintage kitchen decor and accessories and old fashioned kitchens ideas. Including
vintage kitchen ideas on a budget and 1950s to 1930s style kitchen design ideas. How to do a retro kitchen with little money.
Retro and Vintage Kitchen Accessories General Information
Vintage will mean different things to different people, however, it is generally considered to belong to styles from 20 to 30 plus years ago. It is now becoming difficult to find original vintage items, so there are plenty of modern items you can find that have the vintage styling.
I love the older looking look items that hark back to the 1950’s, to style my kitchen. Choose from clocks, storage jars, and mug sets.
In my own kitchen, I like to have a combination of modern and older styled items. For example, I have an old fashioned looking clock on the wall but a modern looking electric kettle. Together they make a great style statement.
Another great style trick is to find a genuinely old piece in an antique shop, flea market or thrift store and match this up with a modern but old looking item.
Retro and Vintage Kitchen Accessories
With original antique items in short supply, you can still get the look with modern items that are made to look older. Choose from clocks to amusing retro enamel signs, all these will look great in your kitchen. I’m rather taken with items that were not around 30 years ago that have been made to look vintage.
Red and White Polka Dot Kitchen Accessories
Red polka dot kitchen accessories gorgeous, they will perk up the color scheme in any kitchen but they go really well in a Kitchen that has a vintage or retro style.
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Vintage Green Kitchen Accessories
I think these green Kitchen accessories work really well in a Kitchen that is either predominately white or cream. This kind of pale green certainly makes a statement in the kitchen and is just so 1950s in style.
Wrought Iron Kitchen Accessories
Wrought Iron is a great material to choose for accessory products in the kitchen. The wrought iron can be bent into all kinds of shapes and sizes.
Store 2-Tier Metal Mini Countertop Fruit Storage Basket, Antique BlackWrought Iron Wine Rack Designed to be Wall Mounted on Kitchen WallKitchen Dish Rack with Cutlery Basket (looks like wrought iron!)
Reproduction Vintage Porcelain Canister Sets
Easily and relatively cheaply you can get the vintage look for your kitchen by purchasing a set of vintage styled canister sets. There are plenty of interesting vintage styled canister sets, I like the sets that have an early 20th century look about them with distressed styled advertising logos printed onto the canisters.
Pink Retro Style Kitchen Accessories
If you have a daring personality you can go for pink Kitchen accessories, to grace your kitchen. I have to say I’m just not bold enough to go for the pink, but admire anyone who does.
Vintage Clocks for Kitchen Walls
A quick and cheap way to introduce old fashioned kitchen design into the kitchen is with a clock that is has vintage styling.
1950s Kitchen Curtains
These kitchen curtains are really fun and funky. I love the geometric fifties or sixties inspired designs. Look out for bold prints and colors will be a fabulous addition to your kitchen windows.
Retro Kitchen Curtains Pop Art Style Fruits Vintage Set Window Drapes 2 Panel SetAbstract Panels Curtains Fifties Inspired Red and Grey Geometric DesignGreen and Orange Kitchen Drapes Geometric Design !950 – 1960 Inspired
Old Fashioned Kitchen Timers
One gadget that I just have to have in the kitchen is a reliable kitchen timer. I am a forgetful person so a timer helps me from forgetting the dinner and ending up with burnt offerings. There are many designs to choose from I love the pale blue one featured here that has a magnet so it can be placed on the fridge when not in use.
Vintage Kitchen Scale with Bowl
These scales are attractive enough to leave out permanently on your kitchen countertops, where they will be ready to use immediately.
Vintage Style Kitchen Gadgets from the 1950’s
Here are some suggestions for kitchen tools and gadgets that will fit in with your vintage kitchen decor.
How to Create a Retro Kitchen
Here are some great ideas for achieving that retro fifties look.