When I ran the post including the Simmons hideaway a few weeks ago, I have to admit, I didn’t even notice that the couple was playing musical instruments. Cute 50s ones, too – an accordian and a recorder. Touchee, Maddy123, for pointing it out!
Now, you have inspired a new obsession: Hunting for postwar interiors photos featuring accordians and the like. RetroRenoReaders: Send in any that you spot — we’ll start a flickr group, too!
Isn’t this 1957 kitchen great? You can see how ‘open concept’ was starting to take hold. I love the birch cabinets, the built-in eating area and fiberglass chairs, the barkcloth pinch pleats, the brown VCT floor, and the Monsterosa plant and George Nelson style bench in the foreground. And of course, in addition to Joey on the accordian, we get an indoor barbeque for Billy!