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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Kitschy Kitchen

My daughter & I went to Rocky Mountain Antiques last week and picked up a very cute retro dinette set for her apartment. She is a 4th year Nursing student and graduates this June. We plan to shine up the chrome over the Christmas season.

It looks great in her tiny all-white kitchen:

A few retro items she's collected or been given over the last few years:

Yes, I have been served tea from this teapawt!

When I grew up, we had a lion cookie jar which looked very similar to this one.

Yesterday afternoon we went to Strathcona Antique Mall and she picked out a few of her Christmas gifts which I have safely stowed at my house until the big day. I recall my mother having many similar items and I'm certain they were a lot cheaper their first time around! I like them - they are very cheery looking and most are in mint condition.

It's amazing how tastes in decorating change over the years. I was really into the Victorian look during the late 80's and 90's.  In fact just about everyone I knew had angels, teddy bears and dolls all over their houses. This was usually also combined with a barnyard theme in the kitchen...at least it was in mine.... I had pigs, cows and roosters everywhere and on everything!

Here's a great gift idea for a 20-something!

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