Pottery Barn Kids Retro Kitchen

by Kate on December 13, 2020

Well alright! I gotta tell you about this Retro Kitchen from Pottery Barn Kids. Seriously. My girls LOVE it.

But first. Pottery Barn Kids. Honestly, I burned myself out on Pottery Barn with my first house. I had a few hand me downs that I loved, but every time I bought furniture - any furniture - it was from Pottery Barn. And then, I looked around and I lived in a catalog. So I stopped perusing their things for a long time. And stopped buying.

Until I discovered Pottery Barn Kids. Same thing happened. I looked. I loved. I bought. And then I thought, “this is getting ridiculous!”

So I’ve been on a self imposed fast from them. And you know what happens when you fast…the first bite of food tastes delicious.

The folks at Pottery Barn Kids asked me and my girls if they wanted to test drive the All-in-1 Retro Kitchen collection. How could I not bite? I did. And is it good. For my girls of course, my girls.

First off, the kitchen came assembled. YES. Assembled. So no hassle, no fights with the hubs late at night while the girls are sleeping as we put it together. NOPE. Just slide it out of the box. I did have to screw on the pot rack, but that was 2 screws. Done.

Ours is pink. Because of course it is. I have two girls.

There is a fridge, a stove with two burners, an oven and a sink. Oh, and shelves and a pot rack for storage. And yet it’s very contained. The construction is really solid and the styling is, well, retro as the name implies.

The footprint is roughly 4 feet by 1 and a 1/2 feet. So longish and narrow.

Talk about putting busy hands to work! Now, at dinner time, we all cook. They do it side by side (with some pushing each other and a little yelling, but mostly quiet) while I’m in my kitchen. I filled their pots with pasta and they ate it dry, but what the hell. I did draw the line when my older girl asked for real water to “wash” her dishes.

It’s a real treat to have. Plus, I love that my girls’ play involves mimicking my actions because developmentally that’s exactly where they are anyway. They already ‘talk’ on the phone or go pretend grocery shopping, so why not rummage through the drawers to find utensil?. Or bang pots around. Open and close the fridge. Better than doing it underfoot in the actual kitchen.

So thanks Pottery Barn Kids for this. Now, if only I had the patience to wait for Christmas for them to open it. Whoops.

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Adventures In Babywearing December 13, 2020 at 5:18 am

Oh my gosh that is divine! My kids would love it (my boys probably even more than my daughter!) Such a cool kitchen that I wouldn’t mind in non-playroom parts of the house!

Steph

Ruby T. December 13, 2020 at 2:07 pm

Seriously pretty! I’d like my real kitchen to look like this. :)

Jenny L December 13, 2020 at 11:21 pm

I was just asking myself if i should have a kitchen set. Pro: the kids love it. Con: they dont play with it that often, and it takes up an awful lot of space, time dusting it, etc. what do you think?

Villy K December 15, 2020 at 4:27 pm

Wow! That`s too cute. So nice and everything seems to be on its own place :)

Kate December 16, 2020 at 11:48 am

@Jenny L - I couldn’t be happier and same with the girls. I will say, they play with it quite often. That could be because it’s new, but I don’t think so. Time will tell. Since ours is tucked away in a little “cave” like spot, it doesn’t feel like it takes up that much space. As for keeping it clean, I actually let my girls take care of it. I helped them find the right “spot” for things at first but now I just sing the clean up song and they *mostly* hop to. My plan is to keep the items in it to a minimum so it doesn’t overflow, but you know how that goes…even rocks and sticks become food, cooking utensils or whatever their little minds can think of. I, personally, think it sparks their imaginations in so many ways. I’d say go for it!

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