Friday, August 01, 2014

~ Coca Cola.... Coke during the Mid Century years...

Coca Cola - Coke!

This is the last of the Pete Hawley images I have to share. So summery!

~ Amazing things on eBay... the Fire King Swirl bowls... in pastels...


Not going to lie. I would love to have this set of Fire King swirl mixing bowls. They were referred to as the Rainbow colored set.

I do own a set of these swirl mixing bowls, in the jadeite green. And I really don't have no space for more mixing bowls... I have 7 vintage sets already packed into my cabinets. And there are more packed up in storage.


But if I was to encounter these pastel beauties in person... in their pastels glory-ness. Maybe I could squeeze in another set of mixing bowls, in my packed to the gills kitchen.  

And here is another set of these astonishing Fire King mixing bowls... with the pastel fired on colors... still in their original box! 


Oh how I wish, that Anchor Hocking was still producing this fun sassy color glassware.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

~ Coca Cola... Coke during the Mid Century years...

 Coca Cola - Coke!

This is the second Pete Hawley image I have to share. Of his vintage drawings for Coca Cola... and it is just as amazing as the earlier one I posted.

~ Vintage bathroom... colorful seats...



How wonderful! Look at those amazing colors of replacement toilet seats. This advertisement is from 1970 for the Magnolia brand. Which of all places... was based in Mississippi! Where I bet they sold oodles of that bright pink seat!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

~ Vintage goodness.... 7up and cooking....

The All Family drink - 7up

Besides the amazing blue Pyrex bowl.... I also notice that 7up was being used to make pancake batter... I do love those 7up pound cakes. So maybe using it to make batter might be something interesting to test out...

~ Vintage bathroom... American Standard in blues...


This is a great bathroom by American Standard. I love the mixing of the pale and bold blues. Especially that striped wallpaper. With the pop of reds. Amazing.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

~ Vintage Dior...


This amazing Christian Dior nail polish advertisement is from 1974. And once again all these colors are back in rotation. I just saw a slew of these crazy fun colors at Sally's Beauty Supply.  Which makes these polish colors a lot more reasonable to purchase. 

If you ever need a little jolt to your heart... go price Dior nail polish at Macy's.

~ Vintage bathrooms.... American Standard in Yellow!


This is a great advertisement from American Standard.... and I even love the color of this one too!

Monday, July 28, 2014

~ Vintage Goodness.... Dr. Pepper

Nothing is Impossible - Dr. Pepper

~ Vintage Pink kitchens.... cabinets....

St. Charles Cabinets

There is so many amazing vintage kitchen images with these steel cabinets to pour over.  What I like about this pink kitchen was that the butler pantry area is done in turquoise. With wood cabinets. It is a nice was to put texture into the space. And still compliments all the pink steel cabinets. Plus there is two sinks!  You never realize, how much you will use that second sink till you have it handy.


This particular advertisement for St. Charles cabinets, was also showing off that they had an available matching desk area for your kitchen. I wish more of these survived. 


For me, this is my perfect kitchen layout. I love the "L" shaped kitchen. Were the appliances are set up in a great used friendly way. And there is a window above the sink. Where I would have the most amazing set of curtails. I do find the pale gray walls pleasing too. And I am not a fan of the color gray anywhere near me.


Now this has to be a kitchen for a tiny apartment. The stove top is one of those two burner only, pull downs. With the washer beneath the oven. But look at that great light fixture! But yea... tiny pink kitchen.

As I was clicking through looking at all those Formica advertisements... I came across the pinkest kitchen I have ever saw. 


Wow.   That is a whole lot of pink Formica cabinets! Dang that just might be too much pink for me. Maybe.  Notice the bold pink trim out paint along with the pink ceilings and walls. Yet, there are those fantastic light fixtures here. And dual sinks that back up to one another. 


And of course lets not over look the washer and dryer hanging out... with the white refrigerator. You know it would break my heart, not to have the laundry in the center of the kitchen.


Bless Formica, for all their effort in pulling this big bold pink kitchen together. I wonder if anyone ever had this one installed in their home. I like the see the face of the husband, who had to see this one every morning, over his pink coffee cup.