Julia Child would totally approve!
They say what’s old is always new again, and there’s something about that charming all-pink kitchen your grandmother still has. Homes stuck in time seem to have sparked a wave of new, retro-inspired decor and gadgets, including kitchen essentials like glass milk jugs, Jadeite dishes, and even bread boxes. Although you might not have time to scour local antique stores, there are ways to add that old-school charm to your home—and kitchen.
Brands like Smeg and Nostalgia on Amazon have picked up on this retro craze, and I’m totally here for it. While I do live in a tiny New York apartment, which for me means cooking with basically miniature appliances and minimal countertop space, I have dreams of one day having a sprawling kitchen decked out in 1950s- and '60s-inspired decor. (I’m looking at you, my future pink tile floors.)
Rosanna Petit Treat Cake Stand
You don’t need a special occasion to use this adorable porcelain cake stand. Display it on your counter all year long to inspire you to do more baking.
To buy: $19; amazon.com
Home Basics Metal Bread Box
This bread box helps keep loaves fresh and will look pretty in your kitchen—choose from four different colors to find the one that suits your home’s aesthetic.
To buy: $30; amazon.com
Retro Stoneware Salt and Pepper Shakers Set
Add a touch of art deco to your dinner table with this timeless pair of salt and pepper shakers.
To buy: $16; amazon.com
Smeg 2-Slice Toaster
Jadeite Mixing Bowl Set
Skip shopping at estate sales for Jadeite kitchen pieces. While these mixing bowls aren’t originals from the Jadeite Fire King brand, they are a great kitchen staple for all of your favorite recipes.
To buy: $70; amazon.com
Nostalgia Retro 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station
Toast up to four pieces of bread while brewing coffee and frying eggs with this genius appliance.
To buy: $61; amazon.com