Thursday, April 25, 2013

Retro laundry room

I've been flipping through some late 1950s magazines recently, namely Better Homes and Gardens and Life magazine.  I love looking at old advertisements for cosmetics and clothing, but the adverts for household items are beyond amazing.  It's no secret that the color pink was especially popular in this era.  After about four ads for pink appliances, I became smitten with the idea of a pink laundry room, with a blush colored washer and dryer, of course!
1956 G-E pink washer dryer retro vintage 50s just peachy,darling
1959 G-E pink washer dryer retro vintage 50s just peachy,darling
1959 G-E pink washer dryer retro vintage 50s just peachy,darling

Sears pink washer dryer retro vintage 50s just peachy,darling
chevron ironing board cover retro laundry sign vintage Presto pastel irons Just Peachy, Darling
Pink chevron ironing board cover, metal coin laundry sign, and vintage 1950s Presto irons
atomic retro fabric, DIY stenciled floor Just Peachy, Darling
Atomic Abstract Sky fabric for curtains, and an amazing DIY painted concrete floor with laundry theme
retro laundry sign, printable tags, vintage soap box Just Peachy, Darling
 Retro wall plaque, vintage aqua plastic containers with free printable labels, and
vintage Dreft detergent box

homemade pink laundry detergent Just Peachy, Darling
Homemade pink laundry detergent: recipe here
DIY upcycled washing machine drum light, Cath Kidston fabrics Just Peachy, Darling
DIY light fixture made from an up-cycled washing machine drum, and a lovely array of candy colored, stacked linens and luggage by Cath Kidston
printable laundry directions, wooden sign Just Peachy, Darling
 Free printable vintage style laundry instructions, and wooden cursive laundry sign

What do you think? If I owned that iron, I might actually offer to iron shirts for my husband!  Stranger things have happened.
1953 50s homemaker ironing Just Peachy, Darling

XOX, Hannah


  1. The idea of a girly pink laundry room appeals to me so, so much, too. There's just something especially delightful about the idea of washing and drying your clothes and linens in appliances the same hue as cotton candy.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Oh my gosh! I would love a laundry like that. I might not mind laundry so much with all these pretty colors!

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