The Washerwoman

The Washerwoman

Friday, 30 September 2011

Homestyle magazine cuttings


This images come from a collection of old magazines that date from the late 40's/early 1950's. It is interesting to see the comparison of the cosy pre - war styles and the more modern ideas that were emerging in the 1950's.
  Below -"A simple Bedroom as pretty as a garden!" - using Rosebank "Summer Sprays" fabric.



 above Rosebank Fabric - "In tune with today's furnishings". This has a lot more of a modern feel to it.


 Traditional florals in the bedroom (above) verses "Essentially simple/contemporary style" below...


Sanderson fabric is used in this scheme which has both elements of the traditional, but with some less fussy elements. The rest of the magazines include some wonderful  knitting patterns and sewing projects. I will be bringing these to the London Antique Textile Fair on Sunday the 2nd October 2011 which is being held at Chelsea Old Town Hall SW3 5EE.

6 comments:

Kylie said...

Those interiors are lovely, even by today's standards.

OhSoVintage said...

Some of those rooms would still look right in a magazine today (except for the size of the television!)
Ruth x

ted and bunny said...

I've always wanted to have a house big enough to have a spare bedroom, and furnish it just like the magazine picture of the two twin beds...for some reason that picture just sums up "good old fashioned" doesn't it?

Have a great wekend
x

BusyLizzie said...

nice observation Ruth... televisions are now the centre of every room! x

The Vintage Knitter said...

Those rooms wouldn't look out of place in a contemporary interiors magazine, especially the one with the 50s Ernest Race style sofa.

BusyLizzie said...

I know "VK" that is very true! Lizzie