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I wonder if my slinky could make the jump?
RETRO FURNITURE MAKES A COME BACKModern Retro
Guess What? Retro Furniture is all the rave again! From Modern Classic design, to chrome and vinyl kitchen tables and chairs to the trusty old kidney shaped glass coffee table of the 1950's and '60s. You don't have to look far to find it either! Even stores like JC Penny's and Target are catching the retro furniture wave. Speaking of wave, here is "The Wave" Oval Glass Coffee Table
Could it be that nostalgia has set in? That we yearn for a simpler time with plenty of time, cocktail parties with friends, and our parent's furniture that we vaguely remember from childhood? Back then, we thought of it as our parent's furniture, not pieces that would end up being called retro furniture in a design paradigm 30 years later. Whether you are into Retro Furniture or not, the furniture on this page will certainly bring you back. I know they did me!
Retro Jetson Polished Chrome One-Light Table Lamp With Silver Plate Glass - Jetson launches lighting into a whole new dimension. Gleaming chrome layers seem to defy gravity, hovering over one another in perfect symmetry and balance. Diffused white light seeps through the tiers, refracting off mirrored surfaces for a cosmic show of shine and shimmer. (Seen at Bellacor)
RETRO FURNITURE TIP? Tell us at the retro housewife hotline
Old Toaster or Retro Toaster?
Are those Eggos in that toaster? I bet you think that Eggos come out of the '60's or '70's! WRONG! The Eggo got it's name in 1937 while it was still batter. Around 1945 Eggos took on their modern day frozen form, and have never waffled since.
Now Eggos is owned by the Kelloggs Company. They seem like a very happy bunch, as you can see from their very colorful Logo:
I think you can never go wrong with a toaster. Even if you don't like toast, they can always double up in a pinch and become space heaters! I recommend using the "dark" settings for this.
something retro: furniture "Made in the USA!"
Groovy Baby! Where'd you get that Swinging Lamp?
The Arco Style Lamp is the quintessential piece for your retro design. Simple, modern and at the same time, from the past. What do you think of when you look at this Arco Lamp?
Was it just me, or did anybody else have a Formica table like this at some point when they were growing up? I can even remember sitting at our kitchen table which was very similar, and doing my school work while my mother cooked dinner. In those days all the counter tops were green Formica, had square edges to bump your head on, and were what I refer to as "Old Toaster Green". Well guess what folks! People are buying this stuff again! The Chrome and Formica table in the picture above is now called the " Chrome Retro Oval Dining Collection" and is on sale online for $438.90. I wonder how much a table set like that would have cost in the 1960s? Back then we wouldn't have referred to it as a retro dining collection. We would have called it the kitchen table...
Formica. There was a time when every surface in the house was made of
Formica. Kitchen counter tops, tables, even the bathroom countertops
were made out of Formica. Turns out that Formica is a BRAND of
Laminate. So technically, everything is still made out of Formica.
We just call it Laminate now, and it has changed so much in appearance
that we wouldn't recognize it as the same product.
Here is Some Retro Formica
Should the mood grab you, you could put some peanuts in a little serving
dish, another with some black olives (the kind from the can, not the
fancy schmancy ones you can buy at the grocery nowadays) and maybe some
little cocktail onions on these serving trays. Don't forget the
drinks...hard stuff on the rocks, martinis...that should do the trick.|