Vintage Inspired Pieces for your Kitchen
I’ve always been a lover of all things vintage. From finding old Cadbury and OXO tins in my grandmothers kitchen growing up, to the bright pastel colours of the 1960s. I never wanted a conventional kitchen. As a big fan of home cooking, I do spend a lot of time in my kitchen preparing meals and baking. With this in mind, I didn’t want a kitchen that was just going to be boring and by all accounts – basic. I wanted something that was fun, bright, and would keep me smiling after a long day at work. When I would inevitably faced with the dull task of preparing something for my dinner.
Taking inspiration from Pinterest and other home decoration blogs and websites, I set out on my hunt for the perfect pieces. Surprisingly I found quite a lot of the items featured here on the high street. With a growing trend in recent times for the ‘vintage’ look, a lot of traditional established home cooking brands popular between the 1960s and 1980s were back. Bringing with them re-prints of classic tins and nostalgic prints.
What I Bought
For something with personality, I fell in love with these owl mugs and matching biscuit storage jar from Matalan. With these the baked freshly sign is also from Catalan, which I’d love to feature in my kitchen by the Russell and Hobbs mixer for my baking area. Like most baking enthusiasts, the Kitchen Aid is the ultimate dream, but on a budget this mixer I purchased from Russell and Hobbs is a great and affordable alternative. Check bargain stores like Home Bargains and B&M for classic re-prints on things like my cereal storage tin, and OXO box. My mint blue pastel weighing scale is also a throw back to the 1950s and I fell in love with it’s colour, this was a bargain price of only £14 in Wilkinsons. Again, another high street find. Other key pieces featured here are from Oliver Bonas, who are always bringing out new dreamy homeware additions, not just for the kitchen.