20th-Century Kitchen

Here are some fittings fresh as a new century, all well designed and crafted.

1. Fairfield three-light trestle pendant.

House of Antique Hardware

1. SCHOOLHOUSE TRIO
Graced with clear schoolhouse-style shades, the Fairfield three-light trestle pendant will suit many early 20th-century kitchens, especially hung over an island or work table. In polished chrome, it’s 36 wide x 21″ high (adjustable). $338.90. House of Antique Hardware (888) 223-2545. houseofantiquehardware.com

2. “Outie” tiles.

Motawi

2. IN AND OUTIE
Belly button-inspired, these “Outie” tiles in the granite glaze suggest both Op Art and early 20th-century penny tiles. They’re available in 4″ x 4″ full or 2″ x 4″ half circles. They come in dozens of proprietary glaze colors. $11 to $17 each. Motawi Tileworks, (734) 213-0017, motawi.com

3. Wavy VintageWire.

Bendheim Cabinet Glass

3. ERA OF RUSTICITY
Add a rustic feel to old farmhouse cabinets with Wavy VintageWire, a safety laminated glass embedded with real twisted chicken wire. The glass is available in sheets up to 44″ x 83″. $51.84 per sq. ft. Bendheim Cabinet Glass, (800) 221-7379, bendheimcabinetglass.com

4. Golding Gourmet.

Fineartistmade

4. COUNTERTOP GOURMET
Recalling early 20th-century pie safes, the Golding Gourmet stores cheese, fruit, and artisanal breads in a protected yet ventilated environment. It’s made of poplar and
pine and measures 22 ” wide x 11 ” deep x 16″ high. $500. Fineartistmade, (207) 853-9504, fineartistmade.com

5. 1959 Northstar fridge.

Elmira Stove Works

5. RETRO CONVENIENCE
With chrome handles and edging, the 1959 Northstar cabinet-depth fridge has double doors and a bottom freezer. Doors and drawers are formed from heavy-gauge steel, then powder coated in one of eight colors, including Beach Blue. $5,995. Elmira Stove Works, (800) 295-8498, elmirastoveworks.com

6. Acrylic sink.

NBI Drainboard Sinks

6. A ROLLED RIM
This deck-mounted, rolled-rim 36″ x 24″ acrylic sink resembles old cast-iron sinks, but it’s made in the U.S. of impact-resistant, lightweight materials, non-porous and UV-stable. Options: period-look faucets and double basins. $699–$1,099. NBI Drainboard Sinks, (352) 213-3119, nbidrainboardsinks.com

7. BPA-free melamine.

Dansk

7. PATIO PARTY
The Burbs is a fresh interpretation of Fifties-era serving pieces in BPA-free melamine. Find salad and party plates, cereal bowls, a serving bowl, and three sizes of platters. $5.99-$36. Dansk, (800) 223-4311, dansk.com

8. Streamline-inspired wall-mounted faucet with lever handles.

Signature Hardware

8. READY FOR LIFTOFF
The Streamline-inspired wall-mounted faucet with lever handles and an 8” swinging spout is so birdlike it might take flight. In solid brass with polished chrome finish, the faucet has a 10 ” spout reach and fits centers from 7″ to 9″. $129. Signature Hardware, (855) 758-7040, signaturehardware.com

9. The Boos “C Classic” country work table.

Butcher Block Co.

9. MAPLE WORK SURFACE
Offered in seven sizes and 12 colors, the Boos “C Classic” country work table has a 1 ” edge-grain maple butcher block. Options in shelving, drawers, wicker storage baskets, and locking caster wheels; from $623. Butcher Block Co., (888) 267-0546, butcherblockco.com

10. Marmoleum Click 12″ x 36″ planks and 12″ square CinchLOC tiles

Forbo

10. PLANKS OF COLOR
Longwearing, sound-absorbent, and water-repellent, linoleum is a true classic. These Marmoleum Click 12″ x 36″ planks and 12″ square CinchLOC tiles come in multiple colors and patterns; $6 to $8 per square foot. Forbo Flooring Systems, (800) 842-7839, forbo.com


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By Patricia Poore

Patricia Poore is Editor-in-chief of Old-House Journal and Arts & Crafts Homes, as well as editorial director at Active Interest Media’s Home Group, overseeing New Old House, Traditional Building, and special-interest publications. 

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