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30 vintage kitchens from atomic age to disco era
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Post# 1034322   6/4/2019 at 01:23 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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I came across this website last night.  I thought y'all might find it interesting too.

Post# 1034324 , Reply# 1   6/4/2019 at 02:09 by MattL (Flushing, MI)        

Interesting, though some of the comments in the text with the pictures was more than snarky.


Don't forget to go to the appliance section for more picts. and snark.


Post# 1034405 , Reply# 2   6/4/2019 at 19:16 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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I actually like most of the 1970s ones.

Post# 1034414 , Reply# 3   6/4/2019 at 22:07 by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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I do, too...

And the red (although not used that judiciously) to me, isn't so bad...

-- Dave

Post# 1034736 , Reply# 4   6/7/2019 at 20:28 by lotsosudz (Sacramento, CA)        
Crazy Kitchens

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In picture #15, did you have to mow your cabinets on the weekend? Anyone?

Post# 1034740 , Reply# 5   6/7/2019 at 20:42 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Good article but they could have done a better job providing specific dates for each picture.

Post# 1034750 , Reply# 6   6/8/2019 at 00:28 by RP2813 (Too many people know the way)        
Seemed like 130

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Most of them struck me as seriously dysfunctional.

Post# 1034798 , Reply# 7   6/8/2019 at 12:34 by Tomturbomatic (Beltsville, MD)        

There were some beautiful pieces of cookware like the Copco teakettle and the Club Colorcast skillet from Waterford Ireland.

Post# 1034893 , Reply# 8   6/9/2019 at 13:32 by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        
Kitchen Carpet

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Some of those 70s kitchens had carpet.  Sometime in the mid-1970s my mother had short-pile burnt orange kitchen carpet installed.


It only lasted a few years and was it pretty disgusting in certain spots when it was removed.


It was a 1905 big farmhouse-type kitchen with a decorative metal ceiling.  I was too young when the carpet was installed to really notice the difference it made.  But when it was removed I couldn't believe how much louder (back to hearing every clink of the silverware) and colder the kitchen seemed.   So from a hygienic standpoint it was a disaster, but from an ambiance standpoint I kind of liked it.


Anybody else do an ill-advised stint with kitchen carpet?



Post# 1034947 , Reply# 9   6/9/2019 at 22:41 by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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When I bought my house in '91 there was patterned brown/gold indoor/outdoor carpeting in the kitchen and dining room. It was ugly but warm on the feet. I finally removed it about 15 years later. It was a beast to remove as it had been glued to the subfloor.


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Post# 1034962 , Reply# 10   6/10/2019 at 06:38 by ozzie908 (Lincoln UK)        
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Now you have reminded me of a time back in the 70's when we had the most awful dark brown really rough fibred carpet tiles fitted in the kitchen and like you said makes it all nice and quiet but oh boy when spilt anything like flour or sugar you could vac it every day 2x a day and still it would hold onto the spillage until you picked up the offending tile and washed it in the bath with a scrubbing brush needless to say they only stayed a while went back to Lino it was much easier to clean :)


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