Thursday, June 9, 2011

Vintage accessories for your kitchen design

2FOYERImage by dawnella66 via Flickr Vintage décor never seems to go out of style, and finding wonderful vintage décor for your kitchen is easy when you know where to look. If you live in Columbia, SC you are lucky to have a great deal of options for vintage style in your home. Whether it is antique malls like, 763 Antique Mall on 763 Meeting Street in West Columbia, S.C. 29169 or online, you can find great inspiration. Try adding these vintage decorative and purposeful items to your kitchen to mix a little old with the new. The end result a polished kitchen with a little history thrown in.
Apothecary JarsImage by CodeCutter via Flickr 
Vintage Apothecary Jars- These come in a wide variety of sizes, make great storage for dried goods like cereal, pasta and grains. They add a lot of charm and sparkle to your kitchen counter tops and storage is always needed in any kitchen. They also make gorgeous terrariums, a great project to do with your kids this summer. Example : Apothecary Jars

vintageImage by FUNKYAH via FlickrVintage food and kitchen ware metal signs- If you are going for an authentic retro look for your kitchen, you have got to have a few vintage signs for your walls. Look on Ebay, flea markets and antique malls to find some that go with your kitchen theme. Remember to ask for vintage metal kitchen signs and be sure to put that in your browser when looking online. Most are very reasonably priced and add a little hint of yesterday to your kitchen. Here's an exampe: Limeade sign

vintage painted serving trayImage by H is for Home via Flickr Vintage serving trays- Whether you use them for serving or wall art they can certainly be a clever way to pull off a vintage feel or just to give a sense of style to a kitchen that is too “new”. If you have a home that lacks some lived in quality, or charm, a touch of vintage can be just what is needed. Example: Vintage serving tray
Jade-ite Ball JugImage via Wikipedia 

Vintage Jadite-  Jadite was commonly used in restaurants &; homes during the 1930-50s. It was manufactured up until the 1970s. Jadite is fairly popular and usually goes for a good price. Its milky green color and durability made it a popular kitchen feature through out the US. Today, Martha Stewart is one of the most notable collectors of Jadite. You can find Jadite in many patterns, styles, from teacups to Cannisters. Jadite can be milky green to darker shades. Example: Jadite

Pedestal milk glass bowlImage via WikipediaMilk glass-  Milk glass is an opaque or translucent, milky white or colored glass, blown or pressed into a wide variety of shapes. First made in Venice in the 16th century, colors include blue, pink, yellow, brown, black, and the white that led to its popular name. You can find Milk glass vintage vases, jugs, dinnerware etc. in almost any antique mall or online for wonderful prices. The milky white color fits in well with many kitchen design schemes. Examples of lovely Milk glass can be found here: Milk Glass.
Tip: make sure you study up on your antique and vintage accessories. There are a lot of imitations out there that may be asking a high price. Look for good quality names like FireKing, and Fenton on your products. Do your research.
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