Collectable Homeware & Kitchenware

Finding just the right collectable to add to a collectable kitchenware set is a must. A variety of options in collectable decorative ornaments can help to complete a set or transform a modern kitchen into a space full of prized items. From the items used to decorate homes in the 1950s to items much older, it can be fun to find a vintage or antique piece. A variety of items can complement collectable appliances and home furnishings to create a stunning display in any home or home-like museum.

Collectable Lighting

Lighting is an excellent way to bring any vintage or antique collection to life. In fact, collectable lighting pieces are some of the most desirable items for some collectors because of the importance lighting had on kitchen development throughout the 1900s. Many objects, such as lamps or oil-burning items, add to a collection. Common options include Betty and Phoebe lamps, Argand whale-oil lamps, and electric lamps dating to the early 1900s. Collectable lighting is not just based on the item's look, but on the type of fuel burned as well.

Decorative Ornaments

One of the most prominent types of items to add are collectable decorative ornaments. A popular item for decorating in a vintage style is to use antique figurines. Animal shapes are a common option. Fun canisters in vintage patterns are a good find. Many kitchens of the mid-century featured vintage thimble collections. Glass, ceramic, and porcelain items are easy to find.


Collecting tableware is a more common type of vintage kitchenware collection. Dinnerware from the 1930s is some of the oldest available. Worldwide, brands such as Harker, Red Wing, Autumn Leaf, and Russel Wright are commonly collected. Dinnerware from the United States, Europe, and Asia tend to be some of the most collectable, but even locally crafted and handcrafted items are available.

Storage and Cooking

Other collectable homeware and kitchenware focuses on useful canisters, kettles, and teapots. These items range from ladles used in the early 1900s to ceramic pie servers. From utensils to cooking pots and pans, the addition of any of these items to an antique set can help to round out the space into something spectacular.