Pretend Play Kitchens

play kitchens - blue vintage style pretend play kitchen by KidKraft via atticmagA collection of children’s play kitchens and accessories.

A few fun facts readers might not know include: Atticmag originated when Jane assembled an online look-book of inspiration photos called Kitchens We Love.  Jane and I met via an online kitchen forum in 2008 when she emailed to asked about featuring my French Gray Island Kitchen.  Lastly, according to my darling grandson (DGS), the road to becoming TKO (totally kitchen obsessed) can start with play kitchens at a very young age.

play kitchens - blue vintage style pretend play kitchen by KidKraft via atticmagMy youngest daughter recently purchased a blue KidKraft vintage kitchen for DGS (hard at work, above) since he is always “helping” her prepare meals.  The retro style kitchen includes a microwave, refrigerator and oven with turn and click knobs.  DGS not only pretends to cook, but washes his hands in the sink and chats with everyone who’s anyone on the cordless phone.  The sturdy play set also comes in white, red, pink and bubble gum pink.  The detailed step-by-step directions were easy to follow, taking DD2 two hours to assemble.

play kitchens multi-color Master Cooks pretend kitchen by KidKraft - via atticmagThe multicolor Master Cook’s Kitchen is also by KidKraft.

wood painted pretend play kitchen food by Melissa and DougDSG’s mama  bought the Melissa and Doug Food Group Set featuring a large assortment of painted wooden play foods.  Children can use them to learn colors and healthy eating habits since the set contains items from each of the five food groups.  The Green Toys Chef Set contains a stock pot with lid, skillet, ladle and spatula made from BPA free 100% recycled from plastic milk containers.  Toys that promote creativity and skills help children explore a world limited only by their imagination.

Visit the West Hollywood Italianate Kitchen for a space where grown-ups can create.

(Source:, Green Toys)

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2 Responses to Pretend Play Kitchens

  1. Marisela Carvalho June 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

    Thinking about getting this for my son. The other websites show the kitchen in a more aqua, tiffany blue color but the pictures above show more of a powder/baby blue. Can you please tell me when did you buy this model? Is it baby blue or aqua like shown on kidkraft & other sellers’s pages? Thanks!

    • Allison June 23, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

      Hi Marisela, his kitchen is a brighter blue than the article photos appear, but not as bright as the websites show.

      kidkraft vintage blue kitchen

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