Jesse & Leia's Inspired Americana Bungalow
(Image: Marcia Prentice / Jesse & Leia's Inspired Americana Bungalow)
Vintage kitchens are SO much more interesting than the HGTV gotta-have version with granite counters and stainless steel . . . .
I have a vintage kitchen and it makes me smile. It's nice to think outside the box
I second that Janet!
I love that, and I love le cruset, but I'm a little afraid of how much weight must be hanging from that shelf!
Oh that's pretty.
I would love it if there were four or five pans. But that much is overwhelming. Better than laboratory-white kitchen, but too far on the other side for me.
I gotta agree with wrenx, all I can think about is how hard it would be for a short person like me to get those le creusets off the shelf. :)
I love some vintage touches to a kitchen but I can't help but feel modern ones are so much more user friendly. Long counters, loads of closed storage space, easy to clean...doesn't stop me from having some vintage flower power tins and containers, polka dots galore and le creuset pots and pans ! (pssst! You can see it all here: http://bunniesandstripes.blogspot.fr/2012/04/flower-power.html including my recycled lampshade I rescued from the trash!)
@caroline.sturges - I agree. I like those little vintage stoves, but they're very impractical for anyone who cooks a lot. A large dutch oven would take up so much space that an adjacent burner would not be useful for another pot or pan. And for some reaosn, a lot of them are right next to a wall - isn't it hard to cook when your elbow keeps hitting the wall?
I agree with Caroline. Why do people assume that a modern kitchen with granite counters can't also have a pot rack full of Dansk and Le Creuset?I think with the popularity of mid century modern right now that Dansk (four of the six pots on the shelf pictured are Dansk) enamelware fits right in with modern kitchens.The kitchen pictured is really cute with all of the different colored pots and pans, but looks a bit cluttered and dirty to me. I like to display my cleanest and prettiest enamelware and keep the rest behind cupboard doors. Also - I'm not sure I would ever consider a kitchen with a stove/range that small a "cook's kitchen"
There are all sorts of approaches to vintage. This one does not work.And no self-respecting cook would put his or her wine rack that close to a heat source.
I hope the pot rack above the range is well-anchored into the wall studs. That's about 200 pounds of Le Creuset and other cast iron and steel cookware hanging up there.
How much cookware do two people need? Isn't this kind of overkill as far as possessions?I prefer a less cluttered look and just owning less stuff in general.
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