Decorating Ideas for Kitchens and Dining Areas Using Geisha Motif Collectibles
Geisha designs used in home decor can evoke feelings of gracious hospitality with a touch of the exotic. Antiques and collectibles increase options for uniqueness. Here are ideas for decorating kitchens and dining rooms with Geisha motif collectibles.
Kitchen and Dining Room Décor with Vintage Geisha Drink Sets
Antique and collectible beverage vessels and accessories adorned with Geisha motifs make ideas decoratives for this theme. Choose a few complete sets for attractive focal points in your kitchen or dining area, or display favorite individual pieces or mixed collections.
For example, you might choose 1950s dragon pattern sake set, embellished with Geisha designs inside each cup. Or a 1930s teaset decorated with scenes of a Japanese village, Mt. Fuji, and Geishas. From more recent times, a 1970s retro bamboo serving tray with glass-covered coasters, each featuring a Geisha design, would be unusual. Or an older deep cobalt blue glass teapot with delicate hand painted design of Geishas with parasols amidst a flower garden.
Kitchen and Dining Room Décor with Vintage Geisha Tins
Antique and collectible tins that formerly held food and other products provide beautifully detailed, unusual decorative pieces. You may find Geisha designs on all ages of vintage tins, from the 1800s through the 1980s. A collection of one type of tin – tea, spice etc., would be striking, as would be unique individual tins.
For instance, you might highlight an exceptional antique tea caddy with a colorful, elaborately detailed Oriental scene design – Geishas playing music, arranging flowers etc. on each side of the piece. Or a 1920s Art Deco biscuit tin with hinged lid and pictures of Geishas sitting alongside a stream.
Kitchen and Dining Room Wall Décor with Vintage Geisha Photos, Postcards, and Ads
Vintage photographs or illustrations of Geishas make outstanding wall décor for dining areas or kitchens. You can group similar items, display mixed collections, or hang single focal pieces. Old postcards, ads, or cabinet photos are all possibilities to use.
For example, you might create a collage with postcards such as one showing a Geisha riding in a rickshaw attired in traditional kimono. Early tea production companies sometimes featured Geisha designs on advertising postcards given away at local or special events, such as the Lewis & Clark Expo held at Portland Oregon in 1905. You might also use an interesting early photo ad, such as one by Northwest Orient Airlines showing a Geisha entertainingly playing music for diners.