Q: Let’s talk about vintage storage jars?
Storage jars are readily available and these days tend to be plastic based. We select particularly vintage stoneware storage jars from known or historical suppliers. Most of the companies we choose to follow no longer exist or have moved their manufacturing away from the UK for cost reasons. This means careful research into the marks on the jars to ensure that they are of appropriate make and age. Select those that match your kitchen design!
Q: Tell me about stand-alone kitchen items?
Up until the end of WW2, only grander houses had fitted kitchens, and although through American influence this began to change in the mid-1950’, most kitchens remained full of stand-alone vintage storage until the end of the 1960s. The cabinets that appeared during that era were not expensively made but were extremely practical for smaller kitchens and of bright and cheerful colours. Cabinets with multiple cupboards, the top ones of which were usually glazed, also featured fold-down shelves with metal work surfaces. If you are building a period kitsch kitchen then one of these cabinets is a must. These were often complemented by matching vintage food safes to keep meat/cheese/vegetables cool and safe from flies and matching wall cupboards. As time progressed all of these items became rather more space-age!
Q: What else fits in kitchen storage?
We pick up any smaller items or large pieces that we think would enhance your vintage or retro kitchen, whether that be wicker baguette baskets or vintage enamel flour and bread bins. These items all add to the look and feel of any kitchen, modern or vintage.