Last year, we had the opportunity to work on a kitchen renovation for a cute 1940's cottage bungalow. Our client had inherited the home from her mother, who was the 2nd owner and the longest resident of the home. The wonderful thing about this renovation is our client incorporated as much of her family's vintage dinnerware, Fiestaware, and cups and glasses, some of which went back almost 100 years, into this project which made the whole process that much more memorable.
The collection was prominently displayed on all the open upper shelves, and on the countertop.
We got so hooked on this idea that we've been on the hunt for vintage Fiestaware and other family heirloom pieces ever since, so that some day, we can include these as showpieces in a future kitchen renovation.
If you have some special ceramics or pottery, china - vintage or not, think about showing these off in your kitchen. You may want to consider having a few glass-door cabinets or even putting up open shelves.
Here are some ideas:
Photo Credit: Country Living
Good Home Construction, CA Lic. #852240
333 El Camino Real, #101, Tustin, CA 92780