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Retro Kitchens - Step Away From These!

retro.jpgI couldn't let this post go without showing it to you, especially since you know I have a "thing" for retro kitchens of the 60s and 70s. Do I love them? Um.....right now, I have that sort of pained half smile squinty-eyed look on my face. Sort of like greeting someone you really don't like. Let's be brave soldiers together and gaze at these wonders from kitchens past. My mother issues are coming up for me...

What a fabulous collection we have here from Desire to Inspire, ok, fabulous being an oxymoron. Nonetheless, we can talk about color, pattern, pattern (oh, sorry, I said that already) and color. I know there has to be one with a rug in there somewhere.

Desire to Inspire's Retro Kitchens 

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Reader Comments (6)

I kind of like some of them! You can't say they aren't unique.

October 11, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterrh

What a crack up! Thanks for the link.

October 13, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkatiedid

this kitchen has such a cozy family feeling...something that the ultra modern kitchens miss...

October 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBhavna

rh, I know, I do too, really. Sometimes it's just the photography, that sort of "shade" over the whole image that makes it look really dated too. It's good to look past that.

katiedid, glad you enjoyed it!!

Bhavna, you are SO SO SO right about that. The cozy factor is important, I think, at least to consider in the planning stage. Or, to add something, such as an accessory or two, artwork, to get that feeling just a bit.

October 23, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

I'm desperately demolishing my avocado 70's kitchen. The green appliances went last year, right after we moved in. Stuck right now with demolishing everything or what. In the meantime, I have an original chartreuse 1954 (has the actual month, day, year) formica table and leaf for this cozy kitchen, grin.

November 11, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLynda

Thanks! Now I'm feeling lucky that my crappy kitchen doesn't look like any of these.

May 2, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermmc

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