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Decorating Kitchens with Antiques – 10 Great Ideas!

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Do you love to decorate with antique pieces in your home? A great place to incorporate vintage decor is in your kitchen. Check out these 10 fabulous ideas for Decorating Kitchens with Antiques! Don’t forget to also check out our other Decor Ideas for more inspiration!

1. Antique Crate from Coca-Cola turned into a Rack for Spices

If you’ve ever seen these crates in your antique stores, you better snag them because they are sometimes hard to find. Especially the crates with the single compartments like this one. How perfect is this one with the spices inside?! I’m super jealous and now on the hunt for one! If you’re swooning over those perfectly matching spice jars, they have them on Amazon >HERE<!

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2. Vintage Hutch with Gorgeous Antique Milk Glass Inside

I love the gorgeous white on white in this kitchen. The white hutch looks perfect with the milk glass displayed inside. The little pops of yellow, like the Faux Lemons, are the perfect added touch to this vintage setup! You can find this idea as well as many other ideas for decorating kitchens with antiques over at Country Living.

Vintage hutch with milk glass in a kitchen as seen on
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3. Old Home Interior Wall Sconce Turned into Kitchen Decor

This piece of history used to be displayed on walls all across the country. But now many pieces like this find themselves sitting on a thrift store shelf. >>Bring it back to life with a few simple steps<< and use it in your kitchen decor today!

thrift store decor dated piece

4. Vintage Drop Leaf Table and Coordinating Plate Rack

If you’re in need of some extra counter space, our friends over at Craftivity Designs had the idea to use an old drop leaf table to sit her microwave on and that gorgeous vintage plate rack that sits above it is perfect for additional storage as well! Functional and fabulous! Make sure to check out her other kitchen ideas on her blog!

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a vintage melamine plate with a pheasant on it from My Eclectic Treasury on Etsy, ideas for decorating kitchens with antiques

We have vintage melamine plates available in our shop that would be perfect to display on a plate rack! This one features a pheasant and has a crackle background with a blue border. It was made in the 70’s.

5. Using an Old Stoneware Crock as Kitchen Storage

Something that is in just about every kitchen is a utensil holder. One great way to incorporate antiques into your kitchen is by using old stoneware crocks for this purpose instead of a brand new one! Check out this beautiful crock being used in the kitchen of our friend over at Gathered in the Kitchen! She has several more great ideas for decorating kitchens with antiques, so be sure to check her out!

a vintage stoneware crock being used in a kitchen for storage as seen on
Picture captured at Gathered in the Kitchen with permission.

One of our contributors told us why they love the idea of decorating kitchens with antiques.

For me it’s about being able to integrate the traditions from the past, and then mixing them in with current trends. Most of my antique pieces are ones that have been passed down within my own family. It brings me a sense of connection to the past generations of my ancestors. It is fun to imagine how a particular piece might have been displayed in their kitchens.

Dianna from County Line Farms

6. An Easy to Read Vintage Kitchen Clock

This is technically not vintage, but vintage inspired. It’s ok to mix the two together, right? Our style is eclectic, so we have all kinds of styles all over our home, so this would fit right into our mix. You can get this gorgeous, gold rimmed clock at AntiqueFarmhouse.Com.

a vintage inspired clock from
Picture captured from Antique Farm House – I do not own this image

7. Old Fashioned Kitchen Scales

Do you have an old scale that has been in the family for a long time? Pull that sucker out and use it in your kitchen decor! Check out how our friend Darra used this scale, that was her mother-in-law’s, in her kitchen! She gave it a fresh new look and you can see the transformation and more ways to display them on a live replay >HERE< on her Facebook page.

an old fashion kitchen scale given an updated look by Darra at Lattice and Lace: Diy Creations & Designs on Facebook
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8. Copper Kettles as Kitchen Decor

Check out these gorgeous copper kettles being used in this adorable farmhouse kitchen of our friends over at County Line Farms. Of course the vintage glass dish, the spoon, and the washboard bring it all together nicely.

9. Farmhouse Hanging Scale Decor

Sara from Twelve on Main loves to use hanging scales in her kitchen. This one incorporates a vintage piece of enamel ware and rattan decor balls for a simply gorgeous farmhouse kitchen vignette. You can see more of her vintage scale decor over on her website.

an antique hanging scale being used in a kitchen as a decoration as seen on
Image captured from Twelve on Main – I do not own this picture

10. Vintage Metal Milk Cans

Do you ever see old milk cans at yard sales or antique shops? These are perfect to pop into a corner, or in front of a kitchen fireplace. Maybe it could be used as a small table or a vase even! This one was a plain rusty metal can before I added the print and the paint. You can check out all the details for the makeover >HERE<.

a vintage metal milk can sitting in front of a fireplace with other decor around it

I hope you enjoyed these ideas for decorating kitchens with antiques and that it has inspired you to use more historical pieces in your dining area! Make sure to join our email family so you can keep up with us each week! Thanks for visiting!

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