|This Royledge Ad came from my October 1950 Woman's Day. That's 63 years ago!|
When the Mr. and I were checking out houses (mostly online) we noticed a trend towards the dark and modern when it came to kitchens. Many of the quaint old homes of the teens, twenties, and thirties had been ruined by the flood of 2011. Many of these homes were saved and renovated in a very modern way. That's just the way the trend has been going. Less white, and bright, more stone, tile and dark woods. I suppose the average buyer probably doesn't have a wife who thinks a 1940's kitchen is a dream come true.
So we've gone from this...
|Lots of opportunity to add colors and....I'm sorry, are those dancing vegetables on that wallpaper boarder? I'll bet if we opened those cabinets, we'd find bright and cheerful shelf paper!|
I'm just saying, the new "modern" kitchen doesn't seem like a very cheerful place to be. Then again, with instant, microwave ready meals nowadays, some don't spend much time in the kitchen anyway ha! We don't spend half the time in the kitchen as our grandmother's did.
Anyways, I've gotten off track and really it's a matter of, "to each their own".
But, back to Royledge.
The packages of shelf edging look a lot like bulletin board trim! Here is an example which has already been sold on Etsy but that also came with color coordinating thumb tacks!
|Such cute edging for Spring and Summer...or during those long winter months when there is not a flower in sight.|
|The thumbtacks were used to tack the edging to the cupboard. It would be interesting to see an old cupboard, to see if there are any tack marks in it still from days gone by.|
And I just HAVE to share with you T-Cozy's blog and how she used shelf liners to dress up her pie chest. How Cute IS THIS!! And good news, she also has an ETSY shop! Yea!
|And I just LOVE those cute little dishes, they are so unique!|
That's all for today. I'm fighting a nasty cold and hope to be back up and around soon. Until Wednesday, Have a happy, vintage day!