Decorate for Christmas with these vintage kitchen decor ideas.
Hello there. If you’re stopping by from Two Bees in a Pod, welcome! I’m glad to have you here. I’m so excited to be a part of this group of talented bloggers sharing their home decor room by room. Today I’ll be sharing what a vintage collector’s holiday kitchen tour looks like.
That’s right, I’m a collector and curator of all things vintage, retro, rustic, and just plain old. My home decor is always either inspired by or as a result of our vintage finds. And, our holiday decorated kitchen is no exception. Have you seen my holiday front porch this year?
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We’re pretty proud of our vintage farmhouse inspired kitchen. See the full project here. It’s definitely been a labor of love. But, we’ve made a few changes since then.
This summer we painted our kitchen cabinets again because the color just wasn’t right. You can’t win them all. And I finally found a curtain I didn’t hate. I’m more of a blinds-kinda-gal, but I couldn’t pass up this buffalo check pattern in here. I do think it helps break up all the neutral wood too.
This season I also felt like I needed to change things up in the kitchen from last year’s eclectic and merry holiday home tour. Only because THIS HAPPENED. I’m still pinching myself and so honored to be featured. But, it also challenged me to rethink some of our holiday decor.
So, let’s begin, shall we? Open shelves isn’t for everyone (I feel like I say this a lot) but there is some freedom that comes with having everything out there – or so I’ve heard?!? (wink, wink)
Decorating with open shelves is fun, because you can control what you see. For the most part, the top shelves are left for pretty vintage things, because I simply cannot reach what’s up there anyway. The lower kitchen shelves are for practical things we need often, like bowls and cups.
Typically I have a few vintage thermoses sprinkled around the house, but items like these make a much bigger statement when grouped together. So, I decided to round them all up and display them all in my holiday kitchen decor.
Our kitchen has lots of neutral textures with the gray stone, wood, tile, and metal. That’s why I try to choose accessories with pops of color.
Just so you know, aqua is my spirit color… and red is the perfect companion to aqua. Those colors dominate my kitchen accessories – even when it’s not Christmas. I love how this aqua painted pinecone wreath pops on the reclaimed backsplash.
I wasn’t sure I could get behind all the dark green of Jojo’s new Hearth and Hand line at Target. But once I took a closer look around my kitchen, I realized I had quite a bit of green mixed in already. Accessories like the old sign, thermoses, greenery, and holiday towels all have a little green mixed in. Who knew?
I don’t know about your house, but Santa likes chocolate donuts and milk here at ours. 😉
I’m super obsessed with vintage boxes. They are so useful for hiding necessities and organizing spaces like your kitchen. See more creative ways to use vintage crates in your decor. Vintage soda crates are also a lovely way to display more of my thermoses. I find it’s easier to move holiday decor out of the way when we need more countertop space when everything is kept tidy in a box.
Because sometimes kids and husbands just don’t understand your decorating methods.
There are a couple of things to note about a vintage collector’s holiday kitchen…
- Grouping like items makes a bigger statement, while also making your decor look cohesive.
- Red and green aren’t the only holiday colors. I’ve made aqua fit into every season. 🙂
- Some may call it cluttered, but to a vintage collector no space should be left uncovered. (I realize this space gives my minimalist friends a panic attack – ha!)
And, that’s a wrap!
I hope you enjoyed my holiday kitchen tour. Be sure to visit the other homes too! Links are included below.
MONDAY – Entryway/Foyer
TUESDAY – Living Room
WEDNESDAY – Bedroom
THURSDAY – Dining Room
FRIDAY – Kitchen
Thank you for visiting my holiday kitchen. I’ve got one more holiday tour come at ya next week so stay tuned… until then, Happy Holidays!