Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vintage Kitchens

Kitchen Heaven
Me and a vintage kitchen.....I love em.
I found this one on Pinterest and it's full of great details.
Oh...to have room for an island. I do wish my kitchen had the space for one.
Another favorite of mine.
Love the metal top on this island. 
I adore a vintage stove...but I don't think even I would have been inspired to keep this one.
Old photos from my home show one very much like this used to be in my kitchen 
as recently as the early 90's. 
I have to admit this one looks pretty great paired with that stainless sink.
Oh...my...have you seen this kitchen over at 
If not...go there NOW. 
This is an apartment in Paris where they turned the dining room into a dining room / kitchen.
It's so pretty. The cabinets are built around the existing fireplace.

And then there is this fabulous kitchen makeover
 done by Sue at
This was the before
and the after...
Plenty more of it to see at her blog. I love the way the cabinets are done above and around the stove.
I don't know why I have such a kitchen addiction. I don't cook very much at all.
But I love kitchens.

July 28, 2011
I just found out that the first kitchen I pictured is from a house in South Africa.
You can read all about this kitchen and house at this blog -


Pattie said...

Great kitchens... thanks for sharing.


An Urban Cottage said...

Didn't Sue do a great job? I'm impressed with all the details she chose. Everything is perfect.

Also interesting to see the island with the metal top. Most vintage furniture is too low for an island so that's an interesting way to bump up the work surface.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Stunning...Makes me itch to finish the back-splash and dinning room chairs.

Thank you for the inspiration.

Blessings Kelsie

Ginger Zuck said...

These kitchens are amazing! I don't know which I like/love the most! I love kitchens and it would be hard to choose! I've got to go check out the others! Thanks

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Nita, these kitchens are *to die for* I love the first one, too. This post is proof why all kitchens should be *white* ;P

Thanks for sharing these amazing kitchens with us!

Ricki Jill


Nita, you sweet thing! Thanks for featuring my kitchen. What an honour to be included among all these dream kitchens!

I too have a kitchen addiction; whenever I find a new blog, it's the kithen I want to see first, lol!


Teresa said...

Oh sweet, I love a good vintage kitchen- the first one is to die for!

lisa said...

Swooning. My kitchen is vintage 1972 *cough*. The dining room/kitchen in Paris is genius.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh how I love vintage but vintage kitchens are the best. Love all the white.

stefanie said...

me too!!! I want an island!!!!!

Cindy said...

Hi Nita, I love kitchens, too. I love the first one you showed, it is fabulous! I like all of the enamelware, she has a great collection of it, too.
The vintage stove, well, it looks good with the sink, that's true.
I love Sue's kitchen, she did some great things in it to keep the vintage vibe going.
Hugs, Cindy

Dawn said...

Nita darling, these kitchens are unbelievable. I am so inspired. I could totally do some of this stuff in my breakfast nook. Wow. Great post. Have a great day. Dawn suitcase vingettes xo

Olive Cooper said...

Nita, you are too funny. Really you must start cooking more often as much as you love kitchens. I love that table in the middle of the kitchen with the plaid green chairs. ♥O

Ana said...

Beautiful kitchens Nita...Love all the vintage touches.

Hugs and Kisses,

The enchanted home said...

Also love and appreciate the look of a well done vintage kitchen, one that can keep the integrity of its originality and combine that with some of the modern conveniences we all want and need! Great post.

d. reyné said...

I am loving these kitchens!
I am currently renovating my cottage kitchen and am needing some accessory ideas!
You always come through!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Cozy Little House said...

I adore every one of these kitchens. Reminds me of farmhouses.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love these and yes, I saw that one on Cote de Texas. Love those floors.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh Nita, sorry i am late to this post! I love kitchens too! Joni says most of her comments come from kitchens, everyone loves looking at kitchens and you picked out some great ones! I love the first one and the Paris one. Didn't yo die over the pink checkered chair backs? I did!

The Old Block House said...

I love the first kitchen. The pantry is peeking out in the background in the first photo. OH to have a pantry!

gertie @ www.theoldblockhouse.blogspot.com

Cote de Texas said...

oh, thanks so much for the shout out = just saw that.

but but but - that first kitchen. omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that is to die for!!!!! the cutest kitchen in the world! i love it.

thanks so much again for the shoutout and your kind comment. much appreciated.


à la parisienne said...

Oh, to have an island...in the kitchen. Yes, that would be nice.

And that Paris Apartment kitchen! Can't beat those wooden floors and soaring ceilings.


Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Nita,

Some great kitchens you show us here. Love Sue's kitchen very much; what a transformation they did.

Lots of love,


24 Corners said...

Love the first one...looks like such a great place to not only cook but to hang out and spend time in, and of course, that Paris kitchen is amazing, saw that one over at Joni's last night and couldn't take my eyes off of it...so well done!
xo J~

Honey at 2805 said...

I have choosen a great array of kitchens! And Sue did such a wonderful job!

Thanks for entering the giveaway!

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I also love the first kitchen. It is, in fact, from a home in South Africa, and one of my fellow bloggers, La Brocanteuse, did a feature on the house. The post is called Pauline's White house. Go and take a look - it's definitely worth it. x Sharon

Linda Hartong said...

Delightful post

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Sharon - Thanks so much for letting me know more about this kitchen. I'm going to post a link to her blog so all can read about it.

Kathi said...

I love the kitchen with the metal topper for the island. Way cool. Thank you for sharing. Kathi

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