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Friday, March 2, 2012

Pink Saturday post a little delayed

It has been a a hectic day around the Greater Cincinnati area today. For those who haven't heard the news a Super Cell Tornado hit the area Friday afternoon. It's path made it's way from Louisville Ky , thru southern Ind., along the Ohio River on the Ky side and across up into North Eastern Ohio...that is hundreds of miles in 3 hours! Here in Cincy we just had a Thunderstorm, but , not 50 miles away, WOW...this reminded me of the 1974 tornadoes....whole towns are gone...wooded areas pulled up by the roots...sigh....thoughts and prayers to those who lost loved ones, are hurt, lost homes or businesses.

A little Pink Saturday should help lighten the mood. I thought I'd do a little pictorial of pinks straight from 1949-1955 as seen thru the decor and ads in American Home, Woman's Day, and Family Circle Magazines.

This layout shows same floral print in 4 different colorways with different accent colors and styles, but all use pink somewhere.

 Now this 50's basement Rumpus Room showcases 2 salmon pink leather chairs!

And, this stately home utilizes a pale pink brick.

I love this spread. Pink and 40-50's...
 look at that great pitcher for lemonade and
 that condiment server ferris-wheel with black wrought-iron and pink ceramic! LOL Now I'm gonna have to be on the look out for these two pieces ;)
 Of course I had to include this illustration from a short story in a 1949 Woman's Day. What every homemaker daydreamed of...all her everyday tasks that she pirouetted through in pink ballet toe-shoes!!!
This last picture doesn't have much pink in it, but I found it remarkable....................................
isn't this a pretty dining room?  Black and White..leather and tulips. Straight out of IKEA ideas?
Um...kinda....this is a decorating layout from 1967 touting Scandinavian decor in Better Homes and Gardens!!! Were you one of those who thought IKEA was new..modern?.....guess you like like 'Vintage' modern. hehe. Have a pinkiliscious day! And fon't forget to stop by Beverly's for Pink Saturday listed up on my Blog Party page to see all the other pink posts!


Jeanie said...

These are great photos! And I do hope that those close to you are safe -- I've been watching the news this morning, and it's simply tragic. I send good thoughts and wishes.

Ann said...

Even if they are from the 1950s & 60's I like them. The pink ceramic is really cool. I would use that ferris wheel too. thanks for stopping by my little corner of oz.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm such an MCM kind of person! Love these. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Melody! Glad you're safe! Thanks for sharing these interesting pinks and for stopping by for a visit. Have a wonderful weekend.


Antiques Galore Gal said...

I grew up in central Kentucky and remember the tornadoes of 1974 very well. My family still lives just south of Lexington and I was glued to the t.v. yesterday watching for news! I'm glad you are safe, it's hard for people to imagine the damage that can be caused if they have never seen it first hand!

Gabriela Delworth said...


Love these vintage images!


Marydon said...

Melody, these bring back many wonderful memories of a pink time ... lovely.

I hope you will pop by to help us bring 'angel love' for a young girl who is sick.

Thank you.
Have a beautiful PS weekend ~

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes And Cozy Home Kitchen said...

Hi Melody- I'm glad you are safe. I too live in one of those tornado areas, but thankfully it past by our town.

I always love looking at vintage magazines. As the old saying goes, they sure don't make them like they used to!

Thank you for enjoying my spring tablescape this weekend. I appreciate you dropping by to say hello!


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