I found the black and white photos in this book to be fun, recalling styles I remember from my childhood. One thing is for sure, there were a lot of decorating missed opportunities. Most of the photos from this book show a mid century modern that was pretty devoid of any personality. Most of the mid century modern that I see today, it much more pleasing.
I like this look. Captioned as "Painted adobe fireplace, design from European peasant fireplace".
I love this tile floor. Captioned as "White-painted fireplace with curved lintel doubles as either fireplace or barbecue. Grill rests on projecting ledges when in use".
Captioned as "Kitchen-family room has modest brick fireplace that can be seen from the stove, dining table".
Captioned as "Cooking can be done in fireplace or barbecue-oven at right in dining end of this comfortable kitchen".
How about the ruffles? Captioned as "Brick fireplace and Dutch sideboard are opposite work areas in the living-kitchen. A "cave" in the brick work holds wood for the fireplace. Pine settle table may be adjusted to form bench in front of the fireplace. Pine paneling covers the kitchen walls".
Captioned as "Dressed stone hearth, fireplace opening blend with knotty pine wall in casual kitchen-dining room".
These chairs remind me of waiting room chairs of the 1960's. Fun old television set.
Captioned as "Prefabricated fireplace is bright red, to go with cheerful colors in the living room". My first house had one of these in the basement.
I really like this ornate cast iron fireplace.
Captioned as "This 18th century Flemish fireplace is set with white tiles". I like this too.
This photo is in a section of the book entitled "Accent with Ornamentation". Captioned as "Stuffed ducks decorate paneled study wall".
Captioned as "Small but functional cabin fireplace is used for heat and some cooking".
Captioned as "Brick masonry is set in steps, used as a stairway to sleeping quarters". Unusual!
I hope you enjoyed a look back with me at the fireplaces and decor of the 1960's.
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