Dear Blog, Well, here we are at the start of another week and I thought I would talk about Retro items. Have you noticed that Retro is everywhere these days, lots of it going back to the 1959s, and I love it! All those lovely, sugared-almond colours of vanilla, pale pink, pale green and pale lemon.
I particularly like retro kitchen items, and whilst thinking about writing this blog, my mind went back to the kitchen of my mum and dad's flat (apartment) where I was born. I clearly remember that there was a single white bulb hanging from the ceiling, with the bulb being covered by a bakelite lampshade (before plastic!). We had a painted cupboard in that kitchen, a small refrigerator, an enamel stove and a square, formica-topped table with wooden legs, which would be covered with a vinyl tablecloth at mealtimes.
All this seems a world away from the kitchen that I now have in my own house.
When I was ten, in 1957, my mum and dad bought their own house, and the kitchen there seemed really modern to us at that time, with worktops with cupboards and wall units.
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