In our last blog, we discussed what's trending for 2023 and you may remember a repeated theme - mixing the old with the new. Some of those ideas were a little more at the top of any budget, but here's some more budget-friendly ways to add in the old without breaking the bank.
Vintage kitchen items are making a comeback - just ask The Pioneer Woman. And we are loving it! This blast from the past mixes in a bit of nostalgia and brings back the wholesomeness of the past.
Here are a few of our favorites:
You probably still use your rolling pin from time to time, but here a vintage rolling pins display becomes decor.
Although you can find a bacon press in any specialty cooking store, vintage bacon presses are a fun addition for making sandwiches, meat patties and well, bacon!
We doubt this antique piece will actually get used in your current kitchen, but these pieces are highly collectable and they add a ton of character!
Remember making cookies with mom when you use a vintage cookie press and create fun cookie shapes quickly!
Left: Photo Credit - Taste of Home; Right: Vintage press for sale on Etsy.
Find one in pristine condition, and be the talk of the party when you arrive with your vintage cake carrier.
WOOD DOUGH BOWLS
Wooden dough bowls display a craftsmanship that not only is functional, but also beautiful as a centerpiece.
A beautiful centerpiece and bread bowl from Bear Creek Dough Bowls.
SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS
Something every kitchen needs, so why not make it fun?!
Pressure cookers have cooked many casseroles, beans, soups and stews over a long time. There's a reason why they're still trending, and of course, there are more modern versions, but the classic is still just as useful.
An incredible little mechanism that is actually fun to use!
Got china from Grandma just sitting in a box in storage? Bring it out and remember Grandma every time you have a cup of coffee.
Sure they make digital scales now that give you an exact measurement, but this one looks super cool and still does the trick...and there's never any charging or batteries to replace!
Functional, stylish and a great way to incorporate vintage items in your decor.
And finally, it's a little more on your budget, but vintage appliances (or at least ones made to look like them!) really make a statement!
From our Man Cave Project - see gallery here.
Of course, we love all the advances in technology that let us control everything in our house with the touch of a button, but sometimes it's good to slow down and remember the simpleness of how Grandma used to do things. Sure, you probably don't want to incorporate all of the items above unless you're creating an exclusively vintage-themed kitchen, but a few might just bring back some sweet memories and add the bit of character your kitchen is needing.