Before you decide on which type of table you want, you need to figure out how much space you have in your kitchen.
Do you need a large table with pull out leaves? If you don't have a lot of space then maybe a small chrome bistro with 2 bar stools would be better. If you have an eat in center island or counter, don't forget to buy matching bar stools.
You can buy 50's retro kitchen tables that are brand new with the same nostalgic look of the 50's. They sport chrome frames and vinyl seats and backs with laminate tops. You can choose between a wide array of colors for your cushions. But if you really want a vintage look, why not by an actual vintage piece of the era? They can still be found and in good condition for around $500.00. You can get one in poor condition for much less, but then you will have to spend some money on restoration. They colors and styles of the vintage pieces cannot be beat. I’ve had some real cuties in my time including a red and gray set that had an apple motif on the table and the backs of the chairs were shaped like apples!
Good places to shop for 50's retro kitchen tables include flea markets, yard sales and antique shops (even online ones or auctions like ebay). Be prepared to spend a lot of time searching for that perfect set. If you don't have a lot of time, why not befriend one of your local antique dealers? They are out scouting for stuff all the time and if you let tehm know what you are looking for they might be able to locate one for you - let them do all the leg work while you sit at home and wait!
While you are at it, why not pick up some retro linens and wall are to make your kitchen really go back in time? You can have fun scouting antique stores and you can buy this stuff for reasonable money, especially if you are willing to overlook a light stain or minor flaw. You can even buy the retro canisters and appliances although they sell reproductions of those brand new today as well.