Now, this is a nice vintage kitchen :)

lavender_lassSeptember 17, 2010

I could live in this kitchen! It's so pretty :)

There are lots of examples of vintage kitchens on this site...enjoy!

Here is a link that might be useful: Nice Vintage Kitchen

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Moccasin

...and did you notice that the example just before this one featured GLASS BLOCKS? I think someone on the Kitchens forum was questioning whether glass block was authentic to the late 1930s style. In my mind, this proves it CAN be used.

Thanks for the link, Lavender! Good one.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 8:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
krycek1984

Thanks for the link. That's beautiful!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 10:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Shades_of_idaho

TOTALLY LOVE the 1937 Sealex Linoleum

1938 gives true meaning to breakfast nook. Sheese.

A friend made this tray for me several years ago. Love the old stove and the green.

Also there is a lamp in the next picture I put together today.

Lavender_lass this is a fantastic link you put up to explore.

Here is a link that might be useful: Old kitchen tray

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 10:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
enigmaquandry

wow, beautiful, that is a true vintage kitchen...love it!

    Bookmark   September 17, 2010 at 11:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
larke

Oh I love it, love it, love it!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 6:09AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
flgargoyle

It's interesting to note that the older kitchens seem to have less over head cabinets, and more drawers in the lowers. As time marched on, there were more overheads, and the lower cabinets went to mostly doors. I guess I'm going the wrong way! The 1930 kitchen has a couple other things I plan to use- the coffered ceiling and schoolhouse lights. I don't think that's a true coffered ceiling, as I don't see any cross beams, but it gives me a feel for how it will look. I'm also toying with the idea of a nook, but bigger than the 1938 one!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 7:50AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
emagineer

I am not a blue person, but that kitchen is great. Interesting to me is the little eating spaces they have. Didn't the children exist? Or did parents know how to give themselves some "me" time, have a little place for a friend to enjoy a visit together?

I think there were many upper cabinets in the expenisive homes of the 30s/40s. We (Restore) just got in 2 complete metal kitchens dated same and included the uppers.

Still love the freestyle kitchen. I'd bet you could do that for half what the latest kitchen designs are costing. Wouldn't it be great if they reverted back to what you showed us? Maybe we should start investing in kitchen antique pieces before someone decides old is new again.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 8:07AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Shades_of_idaho

When we lived in Berkeley in an older house it had one of those tiny breakfast nooks. I remember eating breakfast and lunch there and dinners were always in the dinning room.

Then we had an eat in kitchen AND formal dinning room as separate room. We would only eat in that dinning room when company came. Actually we had it this way in several houses I grew up in. Maybe it was something my parents looked for. Do not remember that part.

Totally loved these older kitchens and spent way too much time looking through them over and over.The link is bookmarked. Was like a trip down memory lane as we lived in many older houses.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 11:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
FlowerLady6

Wow, there were several there I could happily live with. But I love my kitchen/scullery that I have now so am content. Thanks for this link, very interesting going back in time.

FlowerLady

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 8:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mama goose_gw zn6OH

lavender, Thank You for the link. The kitchens are beautiful--I 'got lost' in the 1920's gallery. I love the style of the cabinets from that decade--just wish I had room for one of the old porcelain stoves, and a drainboard sink.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2010 at 1:24PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Small Home, trying to figure out window blinds
Long time lurker but my first post here. We are currently...
simplylane
upper shelves in kitchen
Ok I am having someone make me some upper shelves in...
agmss15
Tiny House Forum?
I like this forum- but I sometimes think that we could...
angiepangie
lavender_lass
So where are you? New house? Still looking?
lov_mkitchenIOWA zone 6b
Is anyone else having trouble getting on this new Houzz site???
If you're having trouble (which I did) use your email...
lavender_lass
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™