My birthday was in mid-March and I bought myself a "new" phone for our kitchen. We had a super cute kettle phone, but I hated having it take up room on our counter top and the cords were driving me crazy. I got on ebay and started looking at rotary wall phones from the 50s-60s. I fell in love with a 1959 pink Western Electric, but I had to drop out of the bidding...it ended up selling for $160!!! Eventually I found a sea foam green or "mint" green W.E. that had been refurbished. I think it looks even better than the pink one would have, so all is right with the universe. Hello, cutie!
I have a framed copy of this advertisement hanging in my kitchen too!
It says: "Why you need a kitchen extension phone
First, It's a great help in running the house. Your kitchen extension is near your shopping lists, and at your finger tips for emergency calls to the plumber and other repairmen. Next, it saves you trouble. Biscuits won't burn, or a pot boil over, because a telephone call took you out of the kitchen. And while you handle important household calls, you can keep a watchful eye on playing children. It saves you steps, too. When it rings you're right there to say "Hello." Since the kitchen is where you spend so many hours of your busy day, it makes sense to have a telephone handy. (Your husband, like you, will find it one of your most useful phones.) And when all your work is done, it's easy and fun to take a break and chat with a friends on your handy kitchen extension. The comfort, privacy and protection of extension phones throughout your house- where you work, play, or sleep- cost surprisingly little. To order extensions, just call your Bell Telephone business office."
'Cause that's how I like to spend my day; slaving away in the kitchen AND gossiping! I wonder who she is talking about while her little urchins eat an entire bowl of chocolate?!!?