Your retro kitchen isn’t complete without a properly set table. Now is your chance to get eclectic with colorful aluminum cups, Pyrex, milk glass, jadeite, and don’t forget your Fiestaware. Taste of Home has some fun Fiestaware facts: the original colors were red, cobalt, light green, ivory, turquoise, and yellow. In the ’50s, because interior design palettes changed, the Fiestaware colors changed as well, adding shades like rose, gray, forest green, and chartreuse. You could probably get away with any Fiestaware you like, but if you want to be legit, search for the ’50s shades.
Another colorful addition in the ’50s was aluminum cups. The National Museum of American History says these unique cups came about when manufacturers were producing items meant to be enjoyed outside. Backyards were the thing and grilling was king. The aluminum made them quite durable and the colors made them fun. They’re another item you can find when antiquing or just hop online and order reproductions. Whatever you choose, feel free to keep a table set or display your rare retro dishes on open shelves. Even keeping them tucked away and only bringing them out for guests is a great way to start a conversation.