July 25, 2023
It was William Morris who said, "Never have something in your home that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
A curated home with carefully selected vintage treasures is the ideal way to bring this credo to life, and the best pieces are often highly practical and useful, whilst also bringing beauty to every corner of a room.
This is particularly apt when it comes to kitchenware. My vintage sourcing obsession started with French vintage kitchen items and it's still going strong!
Think about the storage you typically need in every kitchen - from jars and canisters for dry goods such as pasta and coffee, to vegetable baskets and cutlery holders. If you have open shelving, it's an invitation to style your storage in a way that you can be proud of. And that's often where vintage kitchenalia comes in!
There's something truly magical about the allure of vintage pieces in our homes, especially the kitchen. Imagine stepping into a kitchen filled with glass jars that once belonged to your grandmother or beautifully aged tins that tell tales of their own. These pieces have an inherent charm that modern storage solutions can't replicate. The rich history and unique aesthetics add character and warmth to your kitchen, making it a space that feels like a welcoming haven.
And of course, one of the most compelling reasons to opt for vintage kitchen storage is the eco-friendly aspect. Vintage pieces provide an excellent opportunity to reduce waste and embrace a greener lifestyle. By reusing glass jars, tins, and containers, you're effectively reducing your carbon footprint and minimizing the use of plastics.
Can we just take a moment to discuss my love of the French glass jar? As you can see in my store, I love these jars so much! From storing bulk grains, cereals, and spices to preserving homemade jams and pickles, not only are they incredibly durable and versatile, but they also protect your food from harmful chemicals that can leach from modern plastic containers. Plus, glass jars allow you to easily see the contents inside, making kitchen organization a breeze. (And if you love green as much as I do, they add such a charming accent colour too!)
Building a collection of vintage kitchen storage pieces can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Explore local antique shops, flea markets, and online stores (like mine!) that specialise in vintage homewares. By curating your collection, you're giving your kitchen an individual touch, filled with items that resonate with your personal taste and style. And of course, you'll be in on the "unkitchen your kitchen" trend that we've explored before on this blog.
I've included below a few examples of items that can really elevate your kitchen storage, using glass, statement shapes and brilliant colour to bring joy to the everyday.
I'm a firm believer that your surroundings affect your mood, and just knowing everything in my kitchen is organised and easy on the eye helps me relax and inspires me to cook. I'm currently planning to revamp my own kitchen, so i'm playing around with wood, green and clear glass and ceramics in neutral and white tones. Watch out for more blog posts as I plan that DIY kitchen renovation!
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