Saturday, 14 June 2014

The 1950s

Hi Everybody!
It is lovely and sunny here in Berkshire, but we had the most
dramatic thunderstorm last night!
I have had a busy week, and am feeling virtuous, as I tidied the storage cupboards in my loft studio. If you do textiles and mixed media, plus craft, you will know exactly the sort of things I keep in there! It is always good to have a sort out, and I found a lot of forgotten treasures in my stash!
A quick collaged tag for me this week. I have used a happy 1950's housewife. The kitchen came from a feature in the April 1957 issue of House Beautiful.
which said:-
 " Colorful Kitchen
This colorful kitchen is worth your minute study. 
There are no wasted
steps in serving meals or in cleaning up: 
A drop-leaf cart carries food from range I
and refrigerator to
 table in one trip. The folding doors of 
the dish cabinet 
open at touch place contents within easy reach."

I have added a housewife, who is happily baking, and an advert for an iron, in the days when receiving one for a Christmas gift could make you dance around the kitchen for joy! There is a gingham border, because I feel sure that her wardrobe would include gingham somewhere!
Last week's Roses tags were all very inspired and inspiring, a good choice of subject, thanks Carolyn! I do hope more people join in, as it is much more fun with a larger group. Off to look at your tags now!


  1. Nice tag - those were the days! Valerie

  2. Beautiful work,really vintage,I love it!!!

  3. Such a fun tag and everything looks very organised

    Love chrissie x

  4. Hi Jane , such great images to depict the 50's.. I love the images of such happy housewives and the gingham border is just right - such uncomplicated times!

  5. perfect kitschy '50s! xo

  6. perfect kitschy '50s! xo

  7. Great take on the theme, Jane! Super retro tag. Carolyn xx


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