Whenever I'm feeling down, I think of my grandmother's house. Particularly, her kitchen. There, sunlight that came in through the cherry-print cafe curtains, which coordinated with the vintage fruit-print wallpaper and the fruit-print tablecloth. (Coordinating was a big trend among grandmothers.) It's an image that's immediately comforting.
Whether your grandmother went for a similar theme or had a very different taste in decor, you were likely to see at least one of the following sights in her home.
Whether the home was built in the 1920s or the 1950s, a pink bathroom was likely part of the decor scheme.
Because, of course, the toilet tank needed to look cozy.
Everyone remembers running around their grandma's and accidentally tripping on these , revealing the pointy (and painful!) side underneath.
These were often found filled with sweet tea, lemonade or just ice cold water on a hot summer day.
What's an orange pitcher without a matching , complete with those iconic ribs on the lid?
They added a, shall we say, whimsical element to a necessity. (The has even more where that came from.)
They gave the guest room a more formal feel (and you can still get them today at ).
Not every grandmother used one, but enough did. How else to keep the kids away from the antique davenport? has more than you thought you needed to know about these relics.
It brought a little bit of cheery pattern to cabinets.
Perfect for kitchens or bathrooms, these curtains added a little frill without blocking light. (You can find this set at .)
They showed off her crochet talents and kept you warm at night. And for that they're timeless — we bet you still have one of these today.
Its magical contents were only touched on holidays.
Whether commemorating a historical event, a work of art or showing off a particularly beautiful pattern, these plates were for admiring (not mealtime).