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Vintage Christmas in a Craftsman Kitchen
This charming Craftsman Christmas kitchen is decked out for the holidays with bright vintage collectibles and natural greens.
When homeowners Katie and Zach Taylor purchased this classic Craftsman bungalow, they were particularly struck that after all these years, vintage steel Youngstown kitchen cabinets were still in tact. With their mint green color, the kitchen’s character especially comes alive in December where the room is a vintage christmas dream. The house, located in Los... Keep Scrolling
Written by LAUREN HOFER
Photography by BRET GUM
Styling by MICHELLE E. BLACK


When homeowners Katie and Zach Taylor purchased this classic Craftsman bungalow, they were particularly struck that after all these years, vintage steel Youngstown kitchen cabinets were still in tact. With their mint green color, the kitchen’s character especially comes alive in December where the room is a vintage christmas dream.

The house, located in Los Angeles, California, has other retro treasures: a Wedgewood stove and a tiled fireplace. These elements and other Craftsman details inspired stylist Michelle E Black to style the space with midcentury comfort and gatherings of friends and family in mind for cozy and nostalgic vintage christmas setting.

1950s steel Youngstown kitchen cabinets in mint green with vintage accessories arranged on the countertop.
Mint Green Dream. The steel Youngstown kitchen cabinets added sometime in the 1950s are cool year round, but they truly come alive during the holidays when they create the perfect Christmas color palette.

The mint-green kitchen cabinets made transforming the space into a vintage holiday haven easy. Some intentionally placed red accents, holiday towels and poinsettias effortlessly create a dreamy space to take you back to another time and place.

Mint green cabinetry and an antique Wedgewood gas stove in white.
What’s cookin’? The white antique, early 1950’s Wedgewood gas stove really pulls the kitchen together.

“I am often inspired by a few key objects and build my vignettes from there,” she says. A vintage-inspired tea towel or her grandmother’s vintage green coffee set might be her starting point. “With those items in mind I begin to layer,” she says. And layer she does, with both old and new.

Holiday dinner place setting topped with a cream napkin and vintage napkin ring topped with a Christmas tree.
The Table is SET. Finish your holiday table with a vintage napkin ring.

Joy in the Details

“Joy is in the details,” says Michelle who styled the home for the holidays and used napkin rings unearthed in the home when Katie and Zack first started renovating to adorn the dining room table.

A wooden breakfast nook is adorned with red accents, a vase of red tulips and a collection of vintage thermoses.
Antique Details. The breakfast nook is adorned with red accents and a collection of vintage thermoses.

In the kitchen, a vintage thermos collection brings warmth. The nearby canister of marshmallows simply begs for hot chocolate.

A vintage inspired drink station, decanters, stir sticks and a crystal candy dish with red candies.
Can I Get You a Drink? Crystal candy dishes and a vintage drink station with holiday flare.

Want more simply beautiful ideas? Check out this post on Christmas Kitchen Collectibles. 

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