Sur La Table Kitchen Cart - Back in the early 20th century, several kitchens seemed to be of the same design and color: White tiles, white sinks, white floors and white kitchen cabinets. Kitchen tables arrived in a few styles, whether standard design or drop leaf for the more compact kitchen. From the bigger mansion homes, the kitchen table was of timber, without finish, varnish or wax. The cook would utilize the kitchen table as the one and only surface on which to prepare food. Turkeys would be dressed and filled on the kitchen table, and also pastry would be rolled out for several varieties of sweet and salty pies.
As times gradually changed, kitchen tables began to take on a new, more interesting appearance, and one which comprised color and even glamour. A veneer was inserted to the table top, called Formica, and edging was created with chrome and other metals. Legs were also made of chrome and inserted a shine and a gleam to the whole kitchen space. Kitchen tables were also manufactured in different shapes and sizes. The old square, rectangular and roundtable was now being substituted with the oval shape, the crescent shape, along with other creative styles
Colours became more daring, and white gave way to blue, yellow, red, green as well as patterns of squares or circles. |} The 50's and the 60 watched a boom in this kind of kitchen furniture, and even though the design changed over time, this 50's design is now being called 'retro' and is much sought after. Imitation retro is available of course, but the more discerning people are intent on getting a distinctive item for this particular retro-look kitchen. Kitchen designers weren't slow to adapt to the fashion and demand for this retro furniture, and fresh creations soon hit the market, depending on the designs of old.
Even the diners are getting in on the act, as more than one area can boast a first diner with vinyl seats, chrome edging and the all-important jukebox unit at every table. In order to obtain an original retro kitchen dining table, one would need to keep tabs on all the thrift shops in your area. You would also need to see the auction rooms and expect that something would eventually become accessible. But excellent pieces in excellent condition can be found if searched for. But, the ideal retro kitchen table for the majority of us, possibly the imitation items found in our modern furniture warehouses. There is not anything wrong with these things, and they do it very nicely into our modern decorative kitchen or dining area.
New materials are used for the laminated tops, and chrome for the edging and legs may come from a different part of the world than the original back in the 50's. But, the quality is great, and the range is probably better, due to the creative genius of the designers that are able to envision a brand fresh retro kitchen, with modern designs and colours. The retro look is not confined to kitchen tables, as crockery, cabinet doors and knobs, and kitchen utensils are also available. So, if you're trying to find that great fresh, old appearance to your kitchen, then go for the 'new' retro appearance, and be the admiration or your neighbors and family members.