12 Accessories for Your Vintage ’50s Kitchen
Embrace your 1950s kitchen! These vintage kitchen accessories combine retro style with modern functionality.
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Smeg Drip Coffee Maker
Sure a percolator might be the 1950s way to make a pot of coffee, but you can really customize your brew with a modern drip coffee maker. This retro kitchen appliance looks like it came right out of the atomic age but it has all the bells and whistles you’re looking for including a timer, strength settings and small pot brewing options (for when you want just one cup).
Stack of Vintage Cookbooks
If you’re going to create a kitchen that takes inspiration from the past, you’ll want to look at recipes from back in the day, too. If Grandma isn’t quite ready to put a few of her books on permanent loan, invest in some of our favorite vintage-inspired cookbooks. The Vintage Baker is the perfect place to start if you love sweets.
Jadeite Mixing Bowls
Jade-hued glassware (often called jadeite) was all the rage in the midcentury. The vintage stuff is hard to come by, but you can find new versions of jadeite kitchen gear today. We recommend starting with these pretty, multi-functional mixing bowls.
Big Chill Retro Appliances
If you’re really committed to making your kitchen look as authentic as possible without sacrificing the functionality of modern kitchens, invest in retro-style appliances from Big Chill. This company makes stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers and microwaves that look like they belong on the set of I Love Lucy but are equipped with all the modern bells and whistles (including ENERGY STAR ratings). Next, check out the vintage home trends that are making a comeback.