According to the highly entertaining book, Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America by Laura Shapiro, "In 1953 (International Harvester) put out both a refrigerator and freezer trimmed with plaid fabric slipcovers. Plaid kitchen curtains completed the ensemble, and a selling point was the ease with which housewives could redecorate simply by changing to new fabric."
Well what do you think of that?
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