Mid Century Home Style: The Bathrooms From Our Past
Some of my best memories of my Mimi (my mom’s mom) involved when I would spend the night at her little brick house. The bathroom at the top of the stairs was a forties-style, pink and black paradise to a little girl. The little black tiles set in the floor and wall were always shiny, and the bathtub was always clean. The black-and-pink poodles splattered all over the tissue covers, laundry hamper, and the good hand towels kept my attention the entire time I sat amidst three—count’m three!—capfuls of Mister Bubble and gave myself bubble mustaches and beards. Mimi would wash my hair, I would complain that she got soap in my eyes, and all would be right with the world.
When I think of Mimi’s second house, I usually think of the colors of the fifties: the avocado jadeites, salmon-type pinks, and crappy blond that most of the furniture was made of back then. She was such a huge part of my life that is almost impossible for me not to think of her whenever I see retro furniture and appliances. Because of this, I loved the link an anonymous pooper sent to us last week, and I hope you also will. The website Mid Century Home Style has an entire section dedicated to bathrooms from the forties, fifties, and sixties. You can look through the galleries for each decade, and maybe you will find a bathroom that looks like one you grew up with. While I did not find an exact representation of my Mimi’s bathrooms, I enjoyed the galleries, and I hope that you will, too.
An ad from the 1957 Sears Collection, pink and green. Sadly, there are no black swans on the hand towels.