Inspired by “Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000,” this week we decided to bring some extra vintage to modern decor. When we receive requests to add a “touch of vintage” to children’s rooms, we always recommend that parents-to-be look for something that already belongs to their family, in particular toys. We also go around to flea markets or search online for original pieces or replicas that can add a nice touch.
We are big fans of the Kit-Cat Clock. Can you believe this clock has been around for 80 years? In 1932 during the heart of The Great Depression, the Kit-Cat Clock with his signature wagging tail, rolling eyes, and contagious smile inspired joy during one of America’s darkest hours. This clock remains incredibly popular—every three minutes, for the past 50 years, someone has purchased a Kit-Cat Clock.
Wagons are always in fashion! Instead of getting a new wagon, we like finding vintage wooden wagons, which we use to display children’s books.
These vintage metal tea cups are perfect for holding a little girl’s colored beads or Barbie’s accessories, but they can also be stacked and converted into a beautiful side lamp.
Do you have any vintage toys in your child’s room?