By Barbara Wangelid
The styles of the 1950's are coming back and there are many
products now available to "capture the past" in your home
decorating. To get you started, here is a partial list of
reproduced products inspired from the 1950's.
1. Fabric by the yard including barkcloth for curtains,
pillows and furniture upholstery.
2. 50's style kitchen table and chair sets complete with
chrome legs, formica table tops and vinyl covered seats in
3. Small retro style kitchen appliances including, toasters
and soda shop drink mixers.
4. Classic pedal cars inspired from the 1940's and 50's.
5. Stoves and refrigerators reproduced with today's
technology, but with the original appearance in many original
colors. These are not cheap... be prepared to pay top dollar
for the large kitchen appliances.
6. Replica diner jukeboxes, turntables, pay phones and
7. Reproduced metal 6-pack picnic coolers, double bubble
clocks and Coke machines.
8. Tin diner, car hop and motor oil signs.
9. Reproduction enamelware canister sets, soap dishes and
10. Metal laundry soap bins and glass laundry sprinklers for a
bit of laundry room nostalgia.
Your local second hand stores are a good source if you are in
the market for original furniture that can be revitalized with
some reproduced 50's fabric.
About The Author: Barbara Wangelid along with her husband
are the owners of www.JackandFriends.com where you can
purchase vintage and retro reproduction signs, enamelware,
antique labels, 1950's retro, Crosley Radio replicas and
classic pedal cars.