I am such a fan of kitchens packed full of color. Through the years there has been many choices of material made for kitchen use. Such as oilcloth, vinyl and misc cotton backed plastics. And there is tons of cute oilcloth materials to buy to this day....
Best past was the wide variety of colors and prints. And was not expensive to purchase. So a girl could have all kinds of looks by changing out her table cloth and curtains.
Every summer I make it a point to see what kind of new vinyl table clothes, that Target stocks. Target tends to have the cutest things. With so many mix and match options.
Look at that matching shelf paper and boarders too! You really could get out of hand with all the options. Yet, there is something satisfying of having cute kitchen. Which did not cost you a fortune to put together.
Then the finishing touch... is to have a cheery kitchen clock. Like this lovely 1954 General Electric clock. One of my prized possessions in my kitchen is my pink GE clock. When it finally died. I had to have the old electric motor replaced with a battery operating one.