Vintage kitchen hooks

Back in Spring (where has the time gone?!) I needed to do a final shot of an apron I had made for this post. My kitchen is relatively dull, as it’s a new-build flat, so it didn’t look particularly aesthetically pleasing when I hung it in there. So, I decided to photograph it on some vintage school hooks that are in our spare room for guests to hang their clothes. I hung some kitchenalia on the hooks too and the end result was rather pleasing:

Liberty print apron

Find out how to make this Liberty print apron here.

I was then lucky enough to go to designer Lisa Levis’s house for a nose around and to interview her for the blog. You can read that interview and see all the beautiful photographs of Lisa’s home here. In Lisa’s kitchen I saw some very similar hooks to my own:

Lisa Levis (nee Stickley) vintage kitchen hooks

Photograph by the beauteous Katharine of Peachey Photography.

I then caught a glimpse of Sarah Moore’s home and there were more very similar vintage hooks in her kitchen:

Sarah Moore Vintage kitchen hooks

All these vintage hooks got me thinking that this could be an easy way of adding character to a kitchen. Plus, hooks are so practical as they take up so little space, yet you can store a lot on them. I had a nose around Pinterest and found another few examples for inspiration:

Vintage kitchen hooks

Image from Blood and Champagne blog.

Vintage kitchen hooks

Image from Melanie Molesworth’s book ‘Junk Style’.

Vintage kitchen hooks

Image from the Tokyo home of Katsuya Kamo on The Selby blog.

All in all, I’m sold on the idea. Vintage hooks for the kitchen is added to my list of projects x

P.S. My little apron was featured in Issue 2 of Sew Liberty this month. Take a look here (p.8).




  1. hpretty
    24th October 2013 / 7:08 pm

    i love hooks! i have a real thing about hooks. i love antique coat hooks and ultra modern ones. ii’m sounding weird, ha!

    • katy
      24th October 2013 / 7:59 pm

      Not weird at all – I’m the same. I just love a hook! X

  2. Lino
    26th October 2013 / 8:27 pm

    This is really styling, I could get into this! Great idea… You’re full of them!

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