FORGOTTEN Objects in EVERY 1950s Kitchen – Life in America

FORGOTTEN Objects in EVERY 1950s Kitchen – Life in America

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  1. Sybil-Roxanne Clemons on April 2, 2023 at 7:35 am

    I lived this

  2. marycatfish on April 2, 2023 at 7:35 am

    My house was built in 1964. It still has the original pink formica counters as well as pink stove & oven door. One of my former Airbnb guest loved it as he restored art deco theatres.
    Really nice video which brought back memories. Will have a look at more of them.
    Happy reminiscing everyone.

  3. merry hunt on April 2, 2023 at 7:36 am

    You can still buy those iron trivets on Amazon, but I’d be afraid of scratching my table. Nonetheless, they are beautiful. They’d be safe on a kitchen counter, where they could take hot pots and add a decorative note.

  4. Mickey Santana on April 2, 2023 at 7:36 am

    I remember the Tupperware parties and the games letโ€™s not forget the giveaways, my mother use to take me with her omg I wish she would have saved every single piece she had there were so many colors and pieces to purchase. But in this video the 50s were an awesome era.

  5. Nancy Wenger on April 2, 2023 at 7:36 am

    I still own some of these

  6. Nightporter on April 2, 2023 at 7:38 am

    That lime Jell-O looked good.

  7. Anna-Tania Transylove on April 2, 2023 at 7:38 am


  8. Kyrie Hubbard on April 2, 2023 at 7:39 am

    I love these videos. Just my two cents though, the loooong drawn out way the narrator ends each sentence (each and EVERY sentenceeeeee) is getting a little overdone and annoyingggggg. Otherwise, the narrator does have a great way of describing the videos. Maybe use those long drawn out words more sparinglyyyyyy????

  9. 6teeth on April 2, 2023 at 7:39 am

    Looks good. Today, no women in the kitchen.

  10. kay regulski on April 2, 2023 at 7:41 am

    I just remodeled my kitchen. And I went back to that pale aqua color in my backsplash and my small appliances. I even had linoleum put in my kitchen called Brooklyn which is a beautiful white and turquoise pattern. The difference is that all my large appliances are black and chrome. It is gorgeous

  11. 2BusySecretary on April 2, 2023 at 7:42 am

    I’m 67 and I have handled every single item you have shown here. Great memories as a child helping in the kitchen.

  12. MH on April 2, 2023 at 7:42 am

    Stuff made back then were made to last. I remember we bought a house that still had a working stove from back then. I still use an electric hand mixer my mom gave me in the 70โ€™s. I bought a new one because I thought it would be better but it broke within a month!

  13. michelle L on April 2, 2023 at 7:44 am

    I would love to have some of the butter molds

  14. Southern Cross on April 2, 2023 at 7:45 am

    My Grandmothers kitchen color was called salmon, yeeech.

  15. Carmen Neumann on April 2, 2023 at 7:47 am

    These items were in 1960s and 70s kitchens too. 1970s and 1980s still had colored appliances.. blue, gold, brown fridges and stoves

  16. Mary Valentine on April 2, 2023 at 7:47 am

    I was born in the 1950s and I can say from personal experience with the utmost conviction that aluminum ice cube trays are absolute garbage. I can still remember that awful squeak that they made when you pulled the lever and the ice shattering all over the place and about half of it sticking stubbornly to the metal. Yeah, ICK!

  17. Jimmy Day on April 2, 2023 at 7:51 am

    Compared to these colorful and cheerful kitchens, today’s kitchens of stainless steel and granite look like sterile operating rooms.

  18. Charity on April 2, 2023 at 7:51 am

    Women who were married and had kids and stayed home to raise them were known as "housewives" but now are called homemakers. We put ice cube trays in the freezer section of a refrigerator, not an icebox which was a small refrigerator kept chilled with a 50 lb. block of ice. My Grandma had an icebox on the farm that was made of oak, lined with tin, and stood about 36 inches high and insulated with cork. The icebox had a spigot and a metal "catch pan" beneath that collected the melted ice that dripped down and had to be emptied every day. I still remember the stale odor of the ice inside. My Mama had copper canisters for flour, sugar, coffee and tea. She bought a yellow chrome table and chairs like the red in the photo in the video. They were very popular. Of course, women wore an apron in the kitchen but not high heels to do their housework, like in ads!

  19. Mary Cook on April 2, 2023 at 7:57 am

    We also had a Naugahyde breakfast nook. It came in all the kitchens in the homes in our area( Long Beach, California). Did anyone have one ? They were handy. My 92 year old mom still lives in her house from 1952. Thirteen hundred square feet and it cost thirteen thousand dollars. Now they are selling for about eight hundred thousand ! ๐Ÿ’Œ

  20. sarco64 on April 2, 2023 at 7:57 am

    One thing I don’t remember is my mother wearing high heels and a fancy dress while she was cooking or washing dishes. No butter molds or Jello molds either. I must have grown up on the wrong side of the tracks.

  21. Melissa Gayheart on April 2, 2023 at 7:58 am

    I LOVE the pastel colors of the kitchens!! And the checkered floors, I’d do my kitchen to look like that today if I had the money lol when I was a kid (I’m 48) my parents had one of those metal ice trays and the handle sometimes was hard to start cause it would freeze but it made the beat ice cubes I loves making ice in it

  22. Mike Rilling on April 2, 2023 at 7:59 am

    We were just talking about this the other day because in the 1950s there was a sugar bowl on every kitchen table to sprinkle on our cornflakes which did not come sugar frosted back then ๐Ÿ˜‚

  23. merry hunt on April 2, 2023 at 7:59 am

    I love that kitchen at 1:06. So much friendlier than today’s snow-white morgues.

  24. jennieyoung sana on April 2, 2023 at 7:59 am


  25. Toast N' Jam on April 2, 2023 at 8:02 am

    What I miss from my parents 50’s kitchen that I don’t see in modern kitchens is pull out cutting boards.
    0:53 We had that exact same kitchen table. Same color.

  26. Darren Swift on April 2, 2023 at 8:02 am

    The butter molds never made it our way. This is the first I’ve heard of them. I was born in 1951.

  27. Heard on April 2, 2023 at 8:02 am

    I think the only forgotten item was the butter mold. I didn’t know about those. And I never gave much thought to metal bread bins. But everything else is still very much in my active memory… without having lived thru the 1950’s. In fact, some of these are in my kitchen in current heavy use.

  28. Smรถrgรฅs Broad on April 2, 2023 at 8:03 am

    I was born in the 50’s. But always wished I had been an adult in the 40’s & 50’s. Home style/decor & housewifery from that time was my ideal of perfect.

  29. michelle L on April 2, 2023 at 8:03 am

    This celery flavored Jell-O still has me in shock! Not to mention tomato mixed vegetable and Italian dressing Jell-O!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  30. Maryr on April 2, 2023 at 8:05 am

    We had a Formica kitchen well into th e 60’s. I still have a set of my Mom’s Pyrex. I also have a perfect carving set and bread knife from 1953 Wedding Presents to my parents. I also have a hand mixer which I use once in a blue moon. My Mom had beautiful linen table clothes and napkins which I still have. I am really sorry I threw out and gave away some fabulous Christmas decorations and lights. There were some beautiful items in the 50’s especially at Christmas. Style changes but some things hold a special magic.

  31. JesseO Stone on April 2, 2023 at 8:06 am

    OMG! My mom had the canister set shown at :45!!! We had these in our family home for decades! What a blast from the past!

  32. Darlene Gattus on April 2, 2023 at 8:06 am

    So pretty

  33. Robert on April 2, 2023 at 8:07 am

    Oh my! That round washing machine with the wringer, along with that classic Tide box. Memories of 1953. (Especially when one remembers getting fingers caught in the wringer, ouch)

  34. Darlene Gattus on April 2, 2023 at 8:08 am

    Time for the little things.

  35. simosc2 on April 2, 2023 at 8:09 am

    I was born in 1952. Not once did I see a housewife cooking or cleaning while wearing crinolines and high heels, It Does make for a beautiful ad tho.

  36. Shadow Pumpkin on April 2, 2023 at 8:11 am

    Kitchens back in the 50s were amazing

  37. C on April 2, 2023 at 8:11 am

    I remember we had a washing machine like that one with the sringer on it. It was easy to catch your arm in them!

  38. Super Kyle on April 2, 2023 at 8:16 am

    They didn’t mention that metal container on everyone’s stove top that you’d pour excess grease into to then use again for the next meal.

  39. Celeste Eckert on April 2, 2023 at 8:16 am

    Wow! This was a blast from the past. My mother painted her kitchen cupboards a medium pink and had yellow formica counter tops with hanging Jello molds on the walls. It was a small kitchen with big delicious tastes coming out of it.

  40. karen ryder on April 2, 2023 at 8:18 am

    Don’t forget metal meat grinders that attached to the kitchen table and wooden coffee grinders. Everything was wood or metal in those pre-plastic times. Yet these non-petroleum materials sure were better for the environment.

  41. Penny Palmer on April 2, 2023 at 8:18 am

    Ladies should be another

  42. aleks1939 on April 2, 2023 at 8:20 am

    The good old days for sure.

  43. Laissez Faire on April 2, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Meat grinder??

  44. findersmith4 on April 2, 2023 at 8:26 am

    We had a meat grinder that my mother would make hamburger with. And every kitchen had a rolling pin!

  45. MultiSweener on April 2, 2023 at 8:27 am

    We used a countertop vice meat grinder which was hand cranked and ground the sausage and giblets for our Thanksgiving stuffing. Did this all through the 70s. Still make the sausage, but a bit more modern today.

  46. ladyleaner on April 2, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Glorious happy childhood days of MADE IN AMERICA products!๐Ÿ˜

  47. moboutmen on April 2, 2023 at 8:29 am

    Love the radio at 1:27

  48. saadia khalid on April 2, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Kitchen stuff of 50s was durable. My mother’s Fridgedaire, pastel pink coloured with aluminium ice cubes tray remained in use till she passed away in 2015.

  49. GOTTA BE ME on April 2, 2023 at 8:30 am

    I enjoyed this so much. I wish it was longer! I didn’t grow up and I have sold of cooking even though that was my generation born in the 50s.. so we didn’t have any of the cooking and baking and storage items till much later in the 80s! I would love to have some of those things now and I have been looking on the internet for new versions of like the breadbox and I think I also might go back to the original storage containers for certain items… I had them in plastic in the 80s and I think they were sold by Tupperware!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿซ–๐Ÿ™†

  50. Stoney Vance on April 2, 2023 at 8:31 am

    I wish l could find some of these vintage items today.

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