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A Vintage Collector’s Holiday Kitchen Tour

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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A Vintage Collectors Holiday Kitchen Tour

Shop Our Holiday Kitchen

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.

Vintage Holiday Decorated Kitchen

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)

Vintage Thermos Kitchen Shelf Decor

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.

Vintage Thermos Holiday Kitchen Shelf

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.

Aqua Pinecone Wreath Kitchen Decor

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.

Holiday Kitchen Decor

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. 😉

Vintage Holiday Kitchen Island

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.

Vintage Thermos Soda CrateVintage Double Cola Box Thermoses Decor

There are a couple of things to note about a vintage collector’s holiday kitchen…

  1. Grouping like items makes a bigger statement, while also making your decor look cohesive.
  2. Red and green aren’t the only holiday colors. I’ve made aqua fit into every season. 🙂
  3. 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!)

 

Vintage Holiday Christmas Kitchen Island

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.

Come Home for Christmas Room to Room Tour

MONDAY – Entryway/Foyer

My Creative Days  /  Lydi Out Loud  /  Our Home Made Easy 

Craving Some Creativity  /  Lehman Lane   Slightly Coastal  /  The Crowned Goat

TUESDAY – Living Room

Green With Decor  /  Little Red Brick House  /  Catherina’s Creative Corner

Houseful of Handmade  /  1915 House  /  All Things Big and Small

WEDNESDAY – Bedroom

2 Bees in a Pod – Vicki  /  Average But Inspired  /  Bliss Ranch

Keys to Inspiration  /  Country Design Style  /  Making it in the Mountains

THURSDAY – Dining Room

Little Bits of Home  /  Two Purple Couches  /  Worthing Court

The Inspired Hive  /  DIY Beautify  /  Refresh Restyle

FRIDAY – Kitchen

2 Bees in a Pod – Jenn  / Robb Restyle (you’re here)  /  Noting Grace 

The Honeycomb Home  /  Chatfield Court  /  Home with Cupcakes and Crinoline

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!

Kristy Robb

Come Home for Christmas Kitchen Tours Vintage Collector's Holiday Kitchen Home Tour

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Comments

  1. 3

    Kristy – We love and adore your vintage decorating and collecting style!. Your Christmas kitchen is a collector’s dream-come-true and would be the perfect place for them to come and holiday shop 🙂 Love your pops of color, especially the aqua. Thanks so much for touring with us. Wishing you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

  2. 5

    I hope whoever calls collections “clutter” gets coal in their stocking! My collections are what makes my house me and I love your pops of color.

  3. 9

    My vintage-loving soul is in love with your kitchen! I love the way you bring in the holiday colors with vintage pieces. SO fun, and pretty!

  4. 15

    You have so many fun vintage finds, Kristy! I love the way you gave them all a festive feel for the holidays in your kitchen. Your collections are all super cute! Hugs, CoCo

  5. 17

    Oh my goodness, your kitchen is like the perfect little vintage shop filled with treasures! I wanna come shopping 😉 It’s just perfect!

  6. 21

    Thanks for the tour….so much talent using all your finds! Love the soda/pop crates—the Double Cola looks like ‘home’—-just need some vintage Ski!!

  7. 27

    Take me to “Erv’s Beer Depo” – HA! This is great, Kristi. I’m glad you’ve found a way to display all of your amazing vintage finds in such a cohesive and pretty way! Your kitchen is so fun!

  8. 39

    Wow, love your kitchen Kristy! All the Christmas touches and color you added are perfect for your space! So fun and festive!

  9. 40

    Your kitchen has such a warm, fun feel to it, especially with all of the holiday touches you’ve added! I love all your vintage crates and boxes!

  10. 42

    So many lovely vintage goodies! And what better way to display them than open shelving! It’s gorgeous and so inviting. I could just browse your kitchen for hours!

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