Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fun Fact

What do you get when you combine this












with this?



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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5 Comments:

Anonymous Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Well now, I might have to think about this one! LOL. I had thought maybe camo fabric, then it would be hidden and no one would even realize it was there! LOL

June 23, 2009 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Hmmm, I think pink polka dots would go well with my old (and I do mean OLD) YELLOW countertops, don't ya think? LOL!

June 24, 2009 at 3:28 AM  
Blogger Ruby said...

I liked the nice canister lids in a recent post but these are.... word fail.

June 25, 2009 at 3:46 AM  
Blogger The Lazy Organizer said...

Now I'm wondering why that fabulous idea didn't take off?

June 26, 2009 at 9:40 PM  
OpenID addhumorandfaith said...

I worked for International Harvester for 28 years, and when we moved into Hubby's family farmhouse, there was an old International freezer out in the summer kitchen. I had never heard that they had made appliances until then! (but I certainly never heard about the slipcovers! that's funny!)

July 18, 2009 at 2:55 AM  

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