Monday, February 16, 2015

Something Retro Fishy On My Pinterest Board

1950s Fish Images Featured On My Pinterst Board  

There is Something Fishy going on one of my Pinterest Boards. That is because I love Retro Fish designs and I added a board to collect patterns and images with fish designs.  Fish motif was a common design element during the 1950s influenced by Scandinavian designers who liked minimalism, functionality and simplicity. The importance of fishing communities in Scandinavian countries also played a role in the popularity of fish related designs.

 1950s Fish: Simplicity in Design

You will find textiles, ceramics, wall hanging, functional kitchenware and more with lots of Fishy fun. A simple fish image is a fairly easy shape to reproduce and when you repeat fish shapes you can then create interesting patterns. This may one of the reasons why you will see so many objects using a common fish shape. Visit Something fishy at

The kitchen towel shown is typical pink and aqua colors. It was originally posted on
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 I Antique Online 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 café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link:
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