The Crazy Suburban Mom: It's Retro Tuesday all in pastels...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

It's Retro Tuesday all in pastels...


It's Retro Tuesday!

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I found something interesting in the first magazine I pulled out this morning. I've always known that some colors were associated with certain eras but I never realized how pervasive they were in advertising. I should have, I suppose. If that wasn't the case, a pink kitchen wouldn't scream 1950's to me, right?

I started leafing through a 1958 McCalls magazine and saw this add...

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And than this one...

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And this ad was a wonderland of pastels....

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A lot more like looking down into a gallon of rainbow
sherbet than at a bunch of sheets...

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And I realized almost every ad had the same pastel color scheme. Even the ads that weren't selling magically colored things fit it in somewhere...

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Even if it was just the background...

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This ad is an explosion of kitcheny pastel sweetness...

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And I really want these...

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Not so much this...

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I really like the colors... I really like the aqua/pink/blue/yellow/tangerine thing. It's nice, it's sweet... But beyond that, it's really attractive. And it's stood the test of time. All these years later it still looks fresh. Right. Even current.


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5 Comments:

Vonlipi 11/24/09, 10:54 AM  

I love pastels too. Isn't that Pyrex in the fridge? On the third shelf you have a blue casserole with snowflakes and a white space saver with a black butterprint like motif.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29805442@N06/3025985208/

Love the creamsicle purse as well!

Maureen 11/24/09, 12:18 PM  

Now these ads I love! Very Suzie Homemaker. The colors are so comfy. After these the fashionable colors were avocado green, harvest gold and brown. Why? I understand change but still, why?

~tinyartjewelry~ 11/24/09, 1:31 PM  

Suddenly I have a craving for those mint pastel creme mints, that look like a flattened herseys kiss, you know which ones I mean??
The ones that taste like wax??
Thanks for the inspiration!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit 11/24/09, 6:33 PM  

Ooooh, I want that fridge! And its contents.

Well, maybe not the green jello thing, but everything else in it!

I never realised there were so many pastel hues in the 1950s!

Robin Ennis Willson 11/26/09, 7:39 PM  

I am SOOOOO late in linking this week, but am here. Love your pics!
(I like green jello :)

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