Friday, August 7, 2009

Introducing Color & Decorative Accessories Into the 1940s Bathroom

Starting in the 1940's the bathroom gained as much importance as the kitchen. The colorful era began interest in coordinated kitchen and bath accessories . Home magazines dedicated many pages to improving living spaces with color, wallpaper and patterned decor. Many of the companies that made tin kitchen canisters and range sets also produced colorful bathroom ensembles. Photo courtesy of

Decals made for kitchenwares were also made with bathroom designs and were promoted to
enhance powder rooms as well. "His" and "Her" towel sets were very popular in the 1940s as well hand embroidered fingertip and guest towels.

Homemakers often embroidered their initials on pillowcases and sheets and jazzed up other linens with handiwork.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.

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