Every day you use it. Your family is meeting for dinners and sports around it. As your desk, it doubles. Undoubtedly the best practical investment any homeowner can make is a wood kitchen table. It can be a long endeavor to select the right kitchen table. One of the best ways to get going is online shopping and comparing prices. Not only will you be privy to a wide selection of wooden kitchen tables, but you will also be able to find the best prices to complete your kitchen. And from store to store, you won't have to waste time trekking just to be disappointed in your selection.
Warm brown honey, cherry black or crisp white wood kitchen tables come in an impressive color range. Whether it's shabby chic or vintage fifties, it's easy to find one that matches your decor. Throw some curves with a round table into a long angular room or be prepared with an extendable one for family festivities. With a table made of wood, metal and glass, create a feeling of calm beauty. You will find it in a wood kitchen table today, whether you want curvy feminine legs or straight lines and simple design. Because they are extremely durable, heirlooms can be made from wood kitchen tables; transferred from generation to generation to carry food and drinks for many lifetimes. And finding one that suits your personal style and fits your lifestyle is crucial. When you and your family sit around it, it will become one of many memories. Whether it's a saturday pancake breakfast or a few evening drinks, the kitchen table often becomes the home's entertainment hub.
Your kitchen table is a lot of things for many people, from doing laundry and paying bills and doing homework to playing games and eating meals. Whatever wood kitchen table type you choose, you would like it to be welcoming. If friends and family come to your home they're going to want to pull up a chair and sit down for a while to enjoy good food and good times. And remember that a table without chairs won't work. Many sell similar seats, but in garage sales and flea markets you could also go your own way and find distinct contrasting chairs. They will range in shape and length and make your kitchen anything but boring as you reupholster them in vivid colors and patterns. They're actually going to make the kitchen truly unique.
And note, a fine, well-crafted wooden kitchen table for your home is a great investment. After all, you spend so much time without it and the chairs mentioned above, you practically can't live without it. So now is the perfect time to turn your kitchen into a happy place where old memories are staying and new ones are that. Good times start around a wood kitchen table so you can find one that suits you today to be the heart of your home. It's one investment you'll never regret when you find the perfect wood kitchen table for your house.
1930s: Steam-lined "Modern Kitchen"-Depression Era
By the 1930s, the kitchen was transformed into the "Streamlined-Modern Kitchen" from the old fashioned kitchen with time-saving features, better organization and much improved ventilation. In popular magazines, the "all-electric kitchen" was promoted with numerous ads showing newly designed small and large appliances. Mixers were the perfect homemakers now equipped with various attachments that could sift food, mix pasta, grind cheese, squeeze lemons, snap potatoes, chopped tomatoes, cut and pick, and even sharp knives. "Yellow despair" was the "new" paint used on kitchen utensils ' wooden handles, kitchen cabinets and chairs, and kitchen utensils. Accessories were often cream and green to replace the previous decades ' white and black looks.
Certain common variations of colors in the 1930s included Gray and Red or Crimson, Silver and Green, Pearl Pink and Blue, and the use of checkered patterns on textiles. Kitchen items such as canisters and Bread boxes tended to be painted softly with a simple decal, perhaps. The National Modernization Bureau was established in 1935 to promote country-wide modernization. Manufacturers fought for appliances and kitchen products that were better designed. Colour continued to invade the thirties ' kitchens and articles in magazines included creative ideas on color schemes and how to blend the kitchen into the rest of the household. Kitchens were no longer work stations, but they gained as much attention as the rest of the house. Small and large appliances were sold in color and Sears and Montgomery Ward featured colorful kitchen wares and "japaned" items such as canister sets, oven sets, cake savers, bread containers and waste bins.
1940s: The vibrant post-war period.
The 1940's Post War kitchen continued to become family gathering areas and now tables and chairs made of chrome bases with enamel, linoleum or plastic tops could be added to a bigger kitchen that replaced the simpler work based earlier kitchens. Separate formal dining rooms are supplemented by kitchens for the family and visitors. The kitchen became a very welcoming space, and the interior decor palette was dominated by primary colors. Magazines marketed "Gay New Kitchen" items. In addition to brightly colored tablecloths, textiles and curtains, combinations of red, green and yellow or red and black were popular. Flowers, fruits and motifs from the Netherlands were in vogue and found on paper, trim, decals and kitchenwares. Appliances with compact designs, rounded corners and reduced dimensions started to be produced. The combination washer / dishwasher was introduced as well as the garbage disposal and freezers for home use.
1950s: Color-Space Atomic Era-Pastel Age.
Dramatic changes would take place in the 1950's kitchens as the space age entered the scene with atomic era designs and materials. Plastics, pastel colors such as turquoise or aqua, pink and yellow (cottage colours), Formica and chrome kitchen table and chair sets matched formica kitchen counters and were easy to keep clean with messy little ones. After the war there was more leisure time to promote picnics, barbecues, parties and home bar kitchenware and accessories. T.V. colour presentation. In the 1950s, full colour was introduced into America's living rooms where homemakers could now see all the fun items and gadgets at their fingertips. A new generation of plastics and time for "gracious life" and movies preceded World War II.
The transition from glass, ceramic and tin products to numerous types of plastics was seen in the kitchens and homes, which facilitated casual living. It was a huge success for Melmac and Melamine dishes, Lustro-ware and Tupperware storage accessories and picnic "thermowall." Vinyl was used with boomerang and abstract shapes for tablecloths, chair covers and furniture and bark cloth. Tablecloths and dishcloths tended to be vividly painted and with caribbean, Southwestern and Mexicana patterns, souvenir textiles were introduced to the household. With kitchen utensils, tea pots and coffee pots decorated potholders, appliance covers and linens, poodles, roosters and designs are available. Appliances were built-in and come in shades like turquoise, light orange, peach and copper in fifties.
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of 30's, 40's, 50's Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles and Vintage Style Homes Hot Cottage Collectibles. She is also the editor of Iantiqueonline.com, an online resource community that is actively growing for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. At The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000-foot antique emporium with an in-house retro café, you can discover Dianne's beautiful contemporary and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles.