“The Conversation Piece” this Week – 100 Years of Kitchens (8/6/17 – 8/12/17) 2

Every week, I scour the internet to find interesting articles or websites to share with you. Sometimes related to home decor, often times related to vintage, and always fun and interesting! Topics that start conversations, teach you something new, or make you think.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee and tune in each Saturday for “The Conversation Piece” – you never know what we’ll discover to talk about!

The Conversation Piece this Week

This week, I read an article called “100 Years in the Kitchen: A Century of Kitchen Color Trends” by Kelly Weimert on Apartment Therapy. I thought it was fun to see how kitchens have evolved over the years, and wanted to hear what you thought about these kitchens.


As far as vintage kitchens go, I think the kitchens from the 1930s and 1960s look pretty cool! Make sure to click the link to the article above to see more photos from kitchens of other era’s.

While the kitchens shown in the article are pretty typical of kitchens from those era’s, I think in current times, people tend to break out of what’s “typical” and have kitchens that are more suited to their personal style. Do you agree?

The kitchen can be the heart of the home (I know my family spends a lot of time in our kitchen)! Because of this, today’s kitchens need to be not only functional, but also comfortable, and an interesting and inviting place for many people to gather.

While I really like our very modern kitchen, I also like to add fun and unique vintage pieces to the decor – things that you may not see immediately upon entering the kitchen, but that you discover once you’ve settled in and are comfortable. For example, I really like having my three ornate vanity mirrors grouped together on our counter top. The mirrors add another dimension to the room and they are so unexpected in a kitchen. I also like the vintage “Open for Inspection” metal sign that fits perfectly on the wall between the counter top and the cupboards. That pop of color really adds some fun to the room. There is also a vintage metal book holder that holds our Guest Book on another counter – sort of like jewelry for the counters! There is a collection of matte white vintage pedestal planters filled with plants in the windows – that make me smile. And I’m constantly changing the centerpiece on our large center island. Sometimes it’s a vintage movie titler, sometimes a vintage metal tripod shoe display piece that holds notes, or sometimes vintage vases filled with flowers. You never know what will end up there next!

I don’t think our kitchen fits any particular “theme” or “trend” or “style”. We designed our kitchen to have a more neutral feel with function being more important. By having this neutral space, we can change the look of the kitchen very easily with the pieces that we add (or take away) from the space. I like that.

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2 thoughts on ““The Conversation Piece” this Week – 100 Years of Kitchens (8/6/17 – 8/12/17)

  • Pam

    Oh, how I remember the avocado appliances, as well as the harvest gold! I tend to like the rustic and farmhouse decor. So many beautiful styles to chose from now and lots of ways to decorate. What fun!

    • JayDee Post author

      My brother bought a house that was built in the 1960s – it still had the avocado appliances – and they still worked! While the color wasn’t the best, sure hard to beat that quality.

      Rustic and farmhouse decor makes me think of a warm, cozy kitchen. I’ll bring lunch and we’ll have coffee! 🙂