Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Not so 1950s Housewife

I LOVE the 1950s. The clothes, the hairstyles, the colours. I love all the pastel pinks and blues and the lovely lemons and I'm working on making my kitchen look as 50s as possible. It's not like I cook in it so I might as well use the space to store pretty stuff. I really am a hopeless cook. I'm not interested enough in food to spend hours slaving over a hot stove and on the rare occassion I do use my oven in the way God intended, I get distracted by a noise or a book and completely forget I'm 'cooking' until I get a wailing reminder from my over-worked smoke alarm. Bad, I know, but I do eat fairly healthily without having to have a constant battle with the chuffing cooker (who knows without a shadow of doubt that I hate him. Yes it's a HIM)!! But I figure thats no excuse for abandoning the homeliness. It's the first room you see when you walk in to my house so it still needs to look nice.

So here's some stuff I've been drooling over....


www.countryliving.com
www.retroplanet.com

The most perfect tea towel ever? www.ebay.co.uk






www.Robertsradio.co.uk


http://www.lakeland.co.uk/



Cheers all :)


Love Loola xx

9 comments:

La Lola said...

oh i totally bookmarked a kitchen similar to that one this week! great minds think alike lol.

ps- are you in for the last edition of WHIPPED this week? you joined last time but didnt bake. you should totally join this time! http://becominglola.blogspot.com/2010/08/whipped-week-4.html

Tids said...

Hey Lola. Gorgeous kitchen, right? :) I'm sorry about not completing the Whipped challenge. I'm hopeless at baking but thought this might be the encouragement I needed. Then I get all scared and had visions of having to put up pics of burned, charred stuff :(

French Bean & Coffee Bean said...

Wow. That stuff is so cute! I really am quite fond of '50s style dresses (though not the whole Mom-in-the-kitchen idea).

-French Bean

Tids said...

Ha! Me neither. I read books in my kitchen. :)

bec said...

Love all that stuff, so cute! Do you watch the show 'Mad Men'? Its set in the 50's and the hair, makeup and clothes the girls wear on it is awesome!

Great blog you've got :) I'm following x

Tids said...

Wow :) My first follower!! Thanks Bec. Got you on my 'must read' list too. Thank you x

Amber said...

My sister is CRAZY for the 50s too! But she is into the real deal, ya know? She even found old 50s wallpaper and redid her living room and dining room with it. She can tell you all about the famous designers and furniture makers and she is just a freak about it.

Not really MY style, but both you and her make it look like it should be my style.

City Girl in the Desert said...

I always say that if you can read a box you can cook!

Tids said...

This is true!! But if you add lazy to can't cook the issue becomes a much bigger one. Sigh.

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