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March 18, 2015

A Rare Pink Time Capsule

Today's photos are rare indeed.  They show the kitchen of a house
built in the 1950s that was never lived in.  All of the appliances are
original and unused - the owner's manuals are still there.

Influenced by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower's favorite color, pink
became a standard color for kitchens and bathrooms in the 1950s.

 One of the first automatic dishwashers was installed:

 It slides out and loads from the top.

I like the idea of a wide 3-door refrigerator at
eye level.  Those should come back in style.

It's not clear why the house was never lived in but
I'm going to do some research.  I love a mystery!


  1. Oh PLEASE find out!
    What a interesting kitchen. Three door refrig.??

  2. Wow, what a mystery, I would love to know why it was never lived in...

  3. I would love that cool fridge! Where is the house and is it for sale?

  4. Wow - I've seen plenty of pink bathrooms but never a pink kitchen. Jx

  5. Looking forward to the results of your research, it's an intriguing place. I'm not sure about pink in the kitchen though...


  6. Incredible and intriguing. I like the idea of the fridge but it takes up a lot of what could be counter space. I've fallen for the dishwasher. I think it would be much easier to load from the top and easier to arrange the contents.

  7. This explains why my Mom wanted a pink, white, and gold kitchen. Same stove top.
    Lot of good memories for me!

  8. I love this style so much! It's a shame people have felt the need over the years to pretty much eradicate these types of kitchens (and colorful tile bathrooms). Reproductions are too expensive for the average homeowner - or definitely too expensive for me, anyway!