I am still loving these mid century advertisements from Pepsi. And that lilac smoking jacket is giving me the vapors. How can you not enjoy a grown man lounging around your living room, in a lilac jacket?
How amazing. I am never bored by these charming vintage Armstrong Linoleum advertisements.
What I love is the testimony of the housewife. How she does not have to wax her floors, daily, to keep the shine anymore. She has the new improved Armstrong Linoleum in her kitchen. That she can even skip a day dust mopping them! Holy cow. I am lucky if I get my kitchen floor swept twice a week. And these ladies in the 1940's have a routine were they were waxing them daily. Those girls were dedicated!
As I was reading through this little advertisement I realize that this was a new concept. Having the kitchen be an all in one for the wife.
Where she cook, sewed and did the bookkeeping in her kitchen. I bet this is about the same time, that the washer machine found its way into the center of the kitchen too.
I find all the polka dots a nice cheery touch for this room. Plus it is pink and navy. Love it! With the glass brick wall bringing in tons of light to the room.
Yet, I am still amazed that women were worried with a daily waxing of the floors. Makes me very thankful for my no wax floors! But I can recall my Grandmother would wax her no-wax floors. And it drove my Aunt crazy. Yet, my Grandmother had the shiniest floors you ever seen. Now I realize where that obsession came from. It was just a habit formed in her early married years. That your floors could never be too clean. Or shiny enough!
Sometimes a big bold color advertisement is just too pretty to pass up. This time it is a vintage Pepsi ad. They really did have oodles of these mid century ad's with great backgrounds. They always had a pretty girl in all of them... but it is the art work that really captures the greatness of the time period.
Whirpool was on the ball in the 1960's with these amazing kitchens. I really like the layout of this one. With the appliances set in a practical way to use them.
I really do enjoy colorful flooring. It just makes the room. And I want my kitchen to look like a kitchen. With lots of upper cabinets. I am still baffled with the new kitchen construction style, where there is no upper cabinets. Because there are no walls in the kitchen. Just a weird island... and lower cabinets. How is a girl suppose to keep all her vintage Pyrex handy, if there are no upper cabinets? Seriously!?!
Anywho. Lets look at that laundry room with its Whirpool washer and dryer. So lovely.
I am loving that Mother sitting on the couch. Making sure her window unit it pumping out the cold air. All she needs is a nice afternoon cocktail to finish off her day.
It was the turquoise snowflakes that caught my eye. Then I read a little of the description and found out it is actually from a glass company called Phoenix Glass. Which was a competitor of Pyrex in the UK. Which makes me think of our Glasbake glassware here in the US.
Just a couple of views of an amazing pink kitchen... with green cabinets. From the Whirlpool kitchen appliances book from the 1960's.
There is so much color used here.... that I am going to ignore where all the appliances are placed. Such an odd placement for a kitchen, that people are meant to cook in. And even to this day, I am not fond of the free floating island in the center of the room. But I do love those glossy looking turquoise floors!
And I see that the laundry room in still sitting in the middle of the kitchen... :)
How amazing is that Pyrex coffee set? I had originally saw this back in April. When I was attempting to purchase it. It did not come home with me. But dang... I was in love. I already have a lust for those Foulard coffee cups. But to see it with its matching Foulard coffee pot, was enough to get me in on the bidding.
Now this turquoise beauty is Pyrex. With its cradle and original packing papers. I have this bowl... but I don't have that fantastic cradle... or that sweet butterfly Pyrex advertisement!
This is my sweet turquoise Meadow posing with the Glasbake red polka dot casserole. I really do love this style of bowl. I love the oblong serving pieces. And they all stack within each other pretty easily too.
Now how about a peek into my cabinet of shame. Where I stash my prize finds.
Just stuff packed in... waiting for their turn in rotation of my daily used glassware...
Holy cow.... that is a lot of color for one bathroom. Seriously.
This is an American Standard fixture fill bathroom .... from 1976... covered in oodles of turquoise and green. As much as I can appreciate bold color, in a small space. This may have exceeded my love for turquoise.