Kitschy Corners # 2

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hi Everyone...
Welcome to another little "kitschy corner" of my kitchen...I wanted to show you my baking center where I whip up wholesome meals for my family...
It will do your heart good to know that I use recipes that I have taken from my
vintage cookbooks of course.
I hope you will adore my little corner of
pink central...
This is the most concentrated use of vintage pink in my kitchen and I hope it makes you feel happy when you look here...




I just love to arrange fun, kitschy stuff together and it was especially exciting putting together this darling vintage shelf, with so many little cubbies to display stuff on..



Over the years I have collected tons of "ephemera", especially kitchen and appliance advertisements,
take a look at these great ones that I have combined with my Ohio Art recipe keeper, pink plastic laundry sprinkler, and my silly teabag holder...


I think this little cubbie is my favorite though...don't you just love my Memo Chef? He's so funny and a little bit mischevious...don't you think?
Oh, and also the vintage Tupperware coasters?
Can you believe I found a pink egg slicer?
I really think God likes to delight my heart with little vintage finds like this...




Aqua and pink diamond tumbler set, so fun on the company table...


Ice tea served in this vintage rubber coated spaghetti string set is sooo atomic!



More fun pink kitchen goodies make this niche so yummy to behold...



The very top shelf of my center is the most fun I think 'cause it holds vintage, mint in box, actual goods from "the era"... I have combined all of these with a great lighted atomic star clock, found on ebay, and my beloved West Bend lighted coffee pot with matching atomic star glass jar...
just too yummy for words!!!


It's so fun to prepare food in this little area...
I just love using my pink plastic cannister set...




and the darling pink utensils that match...

...but what is really cute about this vignette is the darling pink teapot wall pocket that I have lovingly stuffed with a cherished pair of oven mitts...



You've just gotta see this precious print up close on these cuties...
I would love to have a dress made of this adorable print, I would wear it everyday!



Oh my, I think this looks so amazing next to my pink Frigidaire...I found this vintage Dixie Cup dispenser and matching cups, mint in the box at an estate sale, but I had to take her out of her box to use her...
but that's OK too, cause I saved the box!



Whoa, I almost forgot to show you a little peek at my tile trivet collection...
...and vintage oven mitt collection...



Sometimes you gotta use vintage cork boards, but that's good cause they're just as cute...


...it leaves you begging for more, doesn't it?
But sadly, it's time to close the "kitschen" down, so I will leave you with one last dreamy, "kitchen closed for the night" pic!


Thanks so much for stopping by and stay tuned for more episodes of
"Kitschy Corners"
I hope you enjoyed reading as much as I loved showing!

20 of you say...:

The Vintage Housewife... said...

hello darlin' shelly i am sendin' the sweetest kittens your way!!!! Have a great time...the blog looks great! love ya Cat

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Cat sent me over...so glad she did~love your style!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I had to laugh when I saw the coffee pot. I got one as a wedding present and only donated it a couple of years ago.

And those tiles...we made them as kids. There was a kit. When I cleaned out my parents' house I brought the one I made home to use for hot dishes.

sunshine said...

Hi there! I popped over from Cat's!
I'm so glad that she told us about your site. I LOVE all of your stuff. It's amazing. I cannot believe that you actually have a kitchen like that. (I say that in a good way!) :P
That fridge is da bomb girl! Wow!!
You've done an amazing job, really. :)

((Hugs))
Laura

~Mary~ said...

Your beautiful kitchen looks like it stepped out of a magazine! I love the vintage cork boards ( I'm a chicken/rooster collector), the laundry sprinkler is the cutest.

Mommyto3andahusky said...

I found your blog while out blog hoppin! :) I love it!! Adding you to my blog roll! LOVE your nursery too!

Tanya said...

Kat sent me....awesome job on the kitchen! The tile coasters almost made me cry though...it was the last presant I made for my grandfather when I was young and he kept it for years on his bedside table. Love your style x

diane said...

Hi came over from Cat's. Love your blog look forward to seeing more.

Maggi said...

Wowowowowowowow, I am positively *drooling* over your fabulous kitchen! I love that you used some of the appliance manuals and ads! I have some of those two and now have just the way to use them. :D

Visting from Cat's, hope you don't mind if I make myself at home and don't leave! lol :D

Ally said...

Oh my! I found you on Darrin's blog. I'm loving this vintage kitchen stuff. I'm a Jadite, Fire King and old Pyrex freak and love all things vintage and retro when it comes to kitchenware. Now if only I had a cool enough kitchen to keep it all in. Someday we'll get a house :)

Following along now! Happy to "meet" ya!

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Frankie's Wife said...

Thanks for your wonderful comments everyone...I so enjoy your feedback!

Veggie Mama said...

Wow, I am so obsessed with your kitchen right now... unbelievably envious!

Darrin.. said...

Wow. That setup should be in the Smithsonian museum of American History! I haven't seen many of those items in YEARS!! Very swank collection!!

Carole said...

My breath caught when I saw that recipe box. My mother had that in the kitchen when I was a kid.

Heather said...

Hello...I stumbled across your blog recently, and I am hooked! I love vintage, and I collect Pyrex, Fire King, vintage aprons, etc. I love, LOVE your kitchen...it is absolutely wonderful! I can't wait to see even more of your home!

BakeliteBebe said...

LOVE your kitchen. :) Awesome stuff. Especially the fridge.

Mimi said...

I am in LOVE with your kitchen. I would give anything to whip up a few of my retro Weight Watcher recipes in there! Can I come over??? Please??

http://www.theskinnyjeansproject.blogspot.com/

Sassy Lassies Vintage Life said...

Love your pink kitchen. Really love what you are doing with the blog. You are most definitely one of my favorite blogs...and I have looked at a few. :)

Starduster58 said...

Wow...that's a really keen kitchen, and that room divider is really the living end! I mean, how innovative! Did you guys design that or did you find it out of a magazine like I did? I think it's great to see other people's ideas and designs.

Darin

PS: I like the cool music playing in the background, too. I love Bossa Nova.

Lynn said...

Hello, This is my first visit to your blog!! I am so loving all the pictures of your home and your vintage trailor!! I was born in 1965 but I love the old vintage stuff. My husband and I live in a 1930s cottage style home. The rooms are really small but we love our home. When we moved in almost 29 years ago, it was all so ugly 70's!(just my personal taste for the 70s lovers please don't hate me)The walls were covered with a dark almost black panelling, orange shag carpet in every room,ugly tile floor in the kitchen and bathroom. The bathroom was trimed in hot pink and the wall paper was yellow with pink cosmetics on it!!! The kitchen was also dark and dreary. The bar area was painted orange, brown, green. yellow, and red, the cabinets were dark brown, and the kitchen cabinets were topped with the dark grey looking stuff!! We worked and saved and redid the home a little at a time. The hardwood floors were restored. The paneling taken down and walls repaired and papered. Now that has been taken down and the walls are painted now. The kitchen has new tile, new counter tops of white and black tiles, oak cabinets stained natural, and tons of shelves to display me growing collection of kitchen items. I look forward to visiting more with you and hope you stop by Life on the wienee ranch to visit me at http://lifeonthewieneeranch.blogspot.com
Hugs,
Lynn