In my research of the retro kitchen I came across a great site, Retro Renovation. I found it extremely interesting and educational in retro decor.
The article, "21 ideas for your 1940s home - kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms and more" is amazing! Here is a quote from it.
I love all of these picks and I am determined to make my kitchen more Retro. The colors are so cheerful. The following range from the 40's through the 70's.
Quickly after World War II ended, Americans plowed right into making a wonderful new life for themselves - starting with building their dream kitchens, dream bathrooms - dream houses. Looking at periodicals from 1946, I can see a few distinct trends - this was a transitional period…you still see many Deco influences…you see a lot of primary colors…and definitely, interiors were “sweet”, although in ‘46 homeowners certainly would have declared them “modern.” ......Tips from the first kitchen image — isn’t the “life through a Pyrex pie plate” awesome?:
- This color combination: Dark cherry red linoleum countertops, primary green linoleum floor, white metal (or wood cabinets) with deco pulls seems to have been very, very common.
- In this image, you also see a light chartreuse green on the wall - this, or yellow, also seem to have been popular secondary colors.
- And flowered fabrics… These kitchens are pure prettiness. Image: Pyrex, of course......Follow the link above to read more.
Here is a list items and the shops to find these items!
Pure Linen Made in Ireland Dunmoy 1950's Tea Towel - in curiouskitty's shop
Mod Flowered Tins - Set Of 4 Matching Canisters - in rabbitohrabbit's shop
Retro Rocket Mixer - in gracenapoleon's shop (I have one of these in white and it is amazing.)
Vintage Amber Brown Syrup Jar With Daisies - in Modish Vintage's shop
Winter Sale Tea Time Winter Sale - in HollyLujah Thrift's shop
4 pc Retro Kitchenalia SALE - in BazarBcuz's shop
Vintage Pyrex Stove Top Complete Coffee Pot Percolator - in Lucky's Vintage shop
Pie Carrier Keeper Tin Vintage Retro Red Rose Garden - in Vintage View's shop
Vintage RARE Never Used Tablecloth 50 X 50 - in Lagelle's shop