Monday, May 20, 2013

~ Amazing vintage pictures.... Mid Century California style...

There is an amazing set of photograph's that I came across recently. And there are some fantastic images from the 1950's in California. 

I love seeing great images from the 1950's. And this kitchen has an automatic dishwasher! I bet this dishwasher cost as much as a new car then.

I can not get enough of these vintage kitchens! And getting to see them in pristine shape with the brand new appliances....

Then there are the images of new homes in Southern California...  from the mid 1950's. And they are incredible!

Now lets see one last picture of one of these mid century homes, decorated for Christmas!

There are so many more vintage images to look through.... so be sure to check them all out.


Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

Oh wow, so glad dishwashers were so expensive back then - us collectors may be seeing a lot more damaged glassware now.

I just love seeing the washer & dryers in the kitchen. It wasn't until this year (I think on your blog) that I found out that they had them in there back in the day.

Farm Girl Pink... said...

I had only truly notice the thing about the laundry room... being in the kitchen... when I started to look at the local mid century homes that were for sale.

I was surprise with how many times I kept seeing a washer sitting in the kitchen. Then I went looking for the older advertisements and realize it was a common thing.

What I also notice, that having a electric dryer was rare in the 50's. And really even in the 1960's.

It was still common to hang wet clothes out to dry, on the clothes line. So not only was a dishwasher a luxury... having a dryer was one too! :)

Unknown said...

That first picture is literally the living room I grew up in in Garden Grove. Those were great days.