Wall Art for Kitchens
Our kitchens are the heart of our home, they’re where we cook, where we bring our friends, where we make that comforting cup of tea and where we do our kid’s homework. They say that cooking for people shows them that you love them, and often we use food to heal and comfort. In some cultures a marriage is sealed by cooking. It’s not just the way to a man’s heart that’s through his stomach, we’re all susceptible to a bit of food bribery so what better reminders of our comfort food than some nostalgic wall art for kitchens which harks back to our parents and grandparents and the longevity that food can give us.
There’s something eminently comforting about food and ingredients that have a long history. Golden Shred Marmalade which your granny used to spread on your plain loaf toast with a generous spread of butter. It’s the taste of history and Saturday morning comfort. We all remember the bisto adverts and let’s face it, we all know one of those bisto kids in our family who can’t wait for that perfect Sunday lunch that wouldn’t be complete without some good old fashioned bisto gravy. It’s that heartwarming flavour and taste that brings us right back to the cradle of our family no matter how old we are. Perhaps that’s why even the bisto metal wall art can evoke such memories, a bit like the hovis bread advert which brings us right back to our childhood.
The smells, sights and sounds of our childhood can be such a comfort in a modern age where brands are fleeting and we’re all running on empty. Having our kitchens adorned with the sights and sounds of our childhood can bring us right back there. For many of us our most powerful memories are of food and flavour such as Oxo or Marmite. Love it or hate it, they’re brands which have stood the test of time and it’s that powerful nostalgia that matters most to us. These brands like Colmans Mustard and Daddies Sauce are uniquely British brands which remind us of home. No matter where in the world we go, or where we live, they’re anchors to where we grew up and are just simply part of our identity.
So just why do we all love a bit of nostalgia? Well, to most of us our childhood represented a time of zero responsibility, safe in the bosom of our family. Lots of time to play and grow without any worries of how to find our way in life. Our past is often looked on for most of us as a time when we were at our happiest, so having reminders of our past are powerful ways to reassure ourselves and zap us mentally back to that fuzzy time when our mum’s had dinner on the table each evening and we could snuggle up and watch Dr Who of a Saturday night. The reality is, that it’s not actually about our memories, nostalgia is about trying to go back to an emotional state. When we see the brands of our childhood, especially food brands, we can practically smell and taste them and these powerful smells and tastes can evoke very strong emotions. Whatever the magic is that brands have, we all love seeing them in our kitchens and love the way they bring us back to a more innocent era.
Here at Sweet and Nostalgic we have a great range of Wall Art for Kitchens. Come and have a look at what life was like in 20th Century Britain, our products give you a warm nostalgic flavour for this wonderful time. Our range covers the whole of the 20th Century, so there’s something on our site for everyone interested in the most influential century that the world has known to date.