Decorating With Vintage Kitchenware

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One wall of the restaurant at Villandry is covered in vintage kitchenware, hung neatly on long rails. It adds a homey feel to the sleekness of the restaurant. But this could work just as well in a kitchen or dining room, a somewhat obvious but undeniably charming way to use a motley selection of vintage tableware or decorative copper pots without taking up precious storage space…

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Otherwise, to keep your vintage kitchen finds from turning into clutter, why not repurpose them like Marianne, a Parisian with a taste for nostalgic kitchen items from the brocante. Instead of just placing it on a shelf, she used this old French cafetière to hold cooking utensils. For the full house tour, go here.

David Lebovitz uses a vintage Champagne bucket that came with his rented apartment for the same purpose in his Paris kitchen. For the full kitchen tour, go here.

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What other ways have you found to keep vintage kitchen finds from turning into space-stealing clutter?

– Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France. She can be reached at kristin @ apartmenttherapy . com

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