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The American Gas Association had a colorful series of kitchen ads that ran from late 1945 to 1947 in home magazines including American Home from which this one was taken.

1947 Mixing Corner Kitchen

The American Gas Association had a colorful series of kitchen ads that ran from late 1945 to 1947 in home magazines including American Home from which this one was taken.

ledge under cabinets that's level with bottom of window - 1951 kitchen photo with pull-out cabinet chair by | El Caganer, via Flickr

1951 kitchen photo with pull-out cabinet chair

Explore | El Caganer - 8.6 Million views!'s photos on Flickr. | El Caganer - 8.6 Million views! has uploaded 28262 photos to Flickr.

16 Steal-Worthy Kitchen Decorating Ideas

16 Steal-Worthy Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Use these well-designed spaces for inspiration.

Formica in the kitchen, 1960. Samples, late 1950s. Including the Formica boomerang pattern for countertops. More to see: Source

Design is fine. History is mine.

Formica in the kitchen, 1960. Samples, late 1950s. Including the Formica boomerang pattern for countertops. More to see: Source

Aladdin House plans. Simple, and to the point. #midcenturymodern #homeplans

Kitchen Help Category Archives -

Fixing an old kitchen? We help find products and ideas to remodel and decorate your kitchen in appropriate vintage style.

Precious aqua retro kitchen

483 wonderful original architectural details from reader houses -

Readers upload hundreds of terrific photos of the original architectural house features in their midcentury homes.

1940s Vintage Kitchen by Armstrong | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

1940s Vintage Kitchen by Armstrong

Here's cutie ... the curtains match the canisters. I can't tell if they are super large strawberries or deformed apples, but it's still a sweet kitchen. The grapefruit even sport a maraschino cherry. Source: Better Homes & Gardens Images from the Mid Century Home Style collection.

This ad appeared in American Home. Lots of blue, with an easy to close off pantry - work area. A second image shows the table size reduced for two people. Armstrong had several similar kitchens with pantries that could be closed off from the late 40s thru the early 50s.

1952 Armstrong Kitchen & Pantry

This ad appeared in American Home. Lots of blue, with an easy to close off pantry - work area. A second image shows the table size reduced for two people. Armstrong had several similar kitchens with pantries that could be closed off from the late 40s thru the early 50s.

Love the lockers in this pic. And the shutters are kind of cute (although a bit odd).

1940s decor - 32 pages of designs and ideas from 1944 -

We take a look at room full of 1940s decor designed by Hazel Dell Brown, one of the most surprisingly influential designers in midcentury America!

1954 Armstrong Kitchen by American Vintage Home, via Flickr

1954 Armstrong Kitchen

Yet another ad by Armstrong shown in American Home . This kitchen is an example of the very common yellow, green, and orange (or coral) color scheme that was popular at the time.

1950s Kitchens - Youngstown Series Whoa! Dad's in the kitchen!

1950s Kitchens - Youngstown Series

Source: Better Homes & Gardens Images from the Mid Century Home Style collection.

Would love this in my 1950s kitchen.

42 historic designs of glitter laminate - from Formica, Textolite, Wilsonart, Nevamar, and more -

Back in the day, many manufacturers made and sold versions of glitter laminate. Materials historian Grace Jeffers says that the design was pioneered by Formica —..

I like the idea of keeping in mind the era your home was made, while combining modern design elements.

1940s interior design - the 8 most popular looks -

I showcase 8 distinct looks popular in 1940s interior design. Furniture, colors & decor inside 1940s homes were sunny, patriotic, 'sanitary' & more.

Love this simple, retro kitchen that hasn't been torn out and replaced by granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.

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corner planters and window box

The 1950s