As I was perusing the internet this morning, doing a little research on Hoosier cabinets, I came across some spectacular 1920's kitchen ads ... marketed towards the "modern" woman. I've always had a little obsession over these types of things, hand drawn ads from the 20's portray an idyllic kitchen fit for the finest of house wives, lol, can you imagine? I love the ads, despite their sexist nature, the taste in home and kitchen decor back then can not be topped! I will share a few of my favorites from Antique Home Style with you!
What's not to love? The sink is totally to die for, the cabinet pulls are totally on trend even in the modern day, the little blue stool, and does anyone else see that stove!
This is an Armstrong Linoleum ad. According to the source, the little eating nooks like the one shown above was an essential feature for an upscale, early 1920's kitchen.
The introduction of built in cabinets. You can see this ad shows a sort of built in cabinet that is structured around an old time Hoosier model. This whole ad fascinates me ... I simply must start ironing in heels!
A Crane Plumbing ad, illustrates a top of the line sink during the 1920's. I find it very interesting that having a stool at the sink was the norm at the time ... I suppose you might spend a lot of time there before the age of the dishwasher.
This late 20's illustration reminds me of my Hoosier Cabinet, which I will be revealing to you tomorrow, when it's finally fully cleaned, functional, and reinforced! I love the green and the stencil work here. Is that a garbage can under the sink? I noticed the same one in the first picture ... what is that??
Lastly, a modest and simple 20's kitchen. The blue linoleum is adorable, and the white and red accents are so fitting to the time. I think my favorite thing about this ad is the tiny icebox on pretty little legs. The modern day refrigerator just can't compete!
I hope you enjoyed this 1920's kitchen tour! Happy Monday friends, and stay tuned tomorrow for our own 1920's kitchen addition!