Here is a bright, happy kitchen from the 1940s.
But I have to say, they went a little crazy with the stencils. I DO like the built-in drain boards on the sides of the sink, and that the yellow and red stripe on the floor match the yellow counter top. And I just LOVE that little step ladder she has for reaching those out-of-reach cupboards. I have a little step stool, but it's new and plastic and not half as cute as that one. I hope that's a jar of spices in her hand, not a bottle of cough syrup or prescription pills she's going to slip into that cake batter she's whipping up there in the red bowl. I also wonder if there is an actual bird in the bird cage above the sink. I should hope not! With the heat of the sun coming through that southern window...bye bye birdie.
That's all this strange mind has brewing for now. Have a happy vintage day!