Vintage Kitchen Inspiration

As I mentioned in my previous post, on Monday we began a major kitchen renovation, so naturally I've been scouring the interwebs for inspiration as to how I can make a new kitchen feel “not so new.”

Here are some images I came across…

I'm now noticing that every single one of the images I posted contain an eat in kitchen in some way, shape or form…which unfortunately will not work for us since our kitchen is tinier than you can imagine.  Really.  But a girl can dream.  So I will dream about old farm tables, mixed matched chairs, beautiful vintage inspired pendant lighting and vintage rugs.  Over all a not-so-perfect, perfect kitchen.  One thing I would have done different if space would have allowed would be to have open shelving instead of upper cabinets.  BUT, what I can do is add vintage touches with vintage pottery, old tins, vintage trays and maybe a large chalkboard made from an old frame.  And you can bet I'll be shopping for most of these items at the fabulous Gather & Collect;)  It's times like these when having a store comes in real handy!  The details of a space usually come together slowly for me because I like to find things that are just right instead of rushing into anything.  But I can be patient…sometimes;)

So, tell me…what are some ways you have made your new kitchen feel not-so-new?  Do tell.

Cheers to a vintage life well lived.

Jessica and Julie

All images via Pinterest.