The Crazy Suburban Mom: Aqua, pink and yellow....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Aqua, pink and yellow....

I can't put down my new (well, old/new) magazines. Household was a small magazine I'd never seen before. Each month seems to have one cooking focus, one decorating theme, some frugal hints and tips articles, plus something random. From what I'm reading about Household, the year I have (1958) was the last year it was published. There aren't a lot of color ads but when I see one like this on the back cover...

Hi-Speed cookbook Household magazine 1958

I dunno, it's quality over quantity...

Hi-Speed cookbook Household magazine 1958

I would totally buy that in
an estate sale if I could find it.

Hi-Speed cookbook Household magazine 1958

In any color...

On Retro Tuesday I was all over the pinkiosity of 1955 but it was really pink, aqua and yellow as you can see in this last page ad. The color combo was still going strong in 1958; the year of this magazine.

helzbergs melmac

And look at this...

helzbergs melmac1

I wish I could find these at an estate sale...
Who knew there was such a thing as Confetti Melmac?

And okay.

GE Range 1958

Taking an oven apart isn't my idea of easy cleaning but...

GE Range 19581

I really dig the colors..

And I'm adding this one...

masonite paneling 19582

For no other reason that I love that room. It's got
the whole clean design thing that I love so much.

I love that chair. And while nothing is the same
color it's working for me.

And want this clock and lamp...

masonite paneling 19583

Something awful...

It's actually an ad for the Masonite paneling
on the walls. Paneling is so out of favor now.
I watch HGTV and people just recoil when they see
it. "Tear down' 'Gloomy'...yeah, I hear you...

Maybe it's because I grew up in homes that had this
stuff but it doesn't seem like that to me. Just seems like
home. Cozy. I dunno. Wish people wouldn't tear
paneling down so fast. And paint it white.

Go visit
Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingies Thursday!


Vonlipi 1/21/10, 8:20 AM  

I knew it was your post just with the title!

I WANT confetti Melmac and the living room and could deal with the yellow oven too and...oh no! I need a

CollectIn Texas Gal 1/21/10, 9:11 AM  

I love old magazines and get a kick out of the Retro Look...I grew up with all that stuff and am just now really appreciating that look. I remember Melmac, but not with Confetti...I'd buy it too. What I find really interesting in the Living Room is the TV mounted in the wall! Our first TV looked alot like that one, but was on an iron stand. And they think the new Plasma on the wall is a New Idea!!! LOL!!! Great Post...really enjoyed reliving the Good OlDays...Sue

Lin 1/21/10, 9:11 AM  

I still have a green bathtub that we haven't had sprayed white yet. Do you wanna come over to see it?? It was put in circa 1960 and I think you'd be the only person I know who would like it.

marmielu 1/21/10, 9:16 AM  

I love this stuff! I was born in '56, so I don't really remember any of it, but those colors were around for a while. I do remember that sleek design style - our basement was decorated like that! Thanks for the memories!
Mary Lou

Happy Cottage Quilter 1/21/10, 9:41 AM  

What a great retro post. The oven door comes off??? That's a new one to me :-) Happy VTT


Coloradolady 1/21/10, 9:54 AM  

I was sitting here looking at these ads saying the same I could find this at an estate about a whole set, no one used....OMGoodness!! I love how she is cleaning the oven in heels and a dress...craziness!! Have a great VTT....loved this post fun!!

LV 1/21/10, 10:08 AM  

I enjoyed seeing and learning about these old ads. They sure can trigger old memories.

Debbie 1/21/10, 11:43 AM  

I loved all of these too. What fun!

Postcardy 1/21/10, 1:06 PM  

I grew up in a house with a green kitchen range and green bathroom fixtures and tiles. I still like that color of green.

Sandra 1/21/10, 1:47 PM  

Vintage to you, perhaps, but these bring back a lot of memories! -smile-

Mick 1/21/10, 3:37 PM  

IM a HUGE fan of Turquoise in the 50's! I just re-did the bedroom/den of my 1943 cabin(the bedroom was added in 1956) Simply amazing! Love the dinnerware too!

~~Carol~~ 1/21/10, 6:24 PM  

That old magazine is a feast for the eyes! Oh, to find some Confetti Melmac! Never knew it existed. And that recipe holder. What color would I pick? It would either be turquoise or pink. And will you look at that June Cleaver-like lady, waiting hand and foot on her man?!
Happy VTT!

Amanda 1/21/10, 7:00 PM  

Love, love, love all your great ads! I have a collectin of old kitchen ads and I just love them. I totally agree that people should think twice about tearing stuff out just because it's not the newest trendy thing.

SandyS,  1/21/10, 7:30 PM  

Notice in the last picture the guy is relaxing with his feet up while the woman is all dressed up in heels, with her apron on to protect her dress as she serves the tea or coffee or whatever! The dutiful wife. . .

marian 1/21/10, 10:25 PM  

love those old mags & ads..priceless! i agree that living room is a classic..i love how nothing matches..that clock & wall lamp..PERFECT!

KK 1/21/10, 10:45 PM  

Your ads are great. The ladies had such style! Yeah...he's laid back relaxing.Thanks for sharing.

GardenofDaisies 1/21/10, 10:45 PM  

I remember my Mom had melmac! :-) It is so collectible now.

Lynette 1/22/10, 10:12 AM  

Heck I remember selling melmac mixing bowls door to door to make a lil cash. Yeah, boxes stacked in my red wagon and off I went. And that was in the 70's!
Did you notice the tv in the living room was recessed into the wall...first "flat screen"?

Maureen 1/25/10, 12:04 PM  

Fun stuff! Love the recipe "rolodex"!

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