Or, rather, it charts the domestic innovations that "transformed the way we lived and catapulted an exhausted, post-war country into the modernity of 1950s Britain."
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40d if you miss it. But in case you do, some fifties kitchen images to drool over, and some period-appropriate resources...
Peter Henderson Furniture (pictured above) is one. Isn't this beautiful? I like that it hasn't gone down the shiny, diner style look, which I really don't like. It also looks pleasingly authentic and simple – I much prefer this idea to a pastiche recreation with pastel Smeg and repro everything, except for the really ugly modern curved glass extractor fan, perhaps. This one almost looks like it was left behind by the previous owners. You can get your own worktops and cupboards coated with Formica (TM) like this – this rather glorious old-school shade is called Chrome Yellow.
These kitchen scoops are new, but understated enough to get away with it and give a whiff of nostalgia.
They come in various different colours and proportions and start at £175 for a three-scoop unit from Ella's Kitchen Company.
Etsy is a fantastic treasure trove of 1950s bits and pieces for very good prices. Here are a couple that caught my eye...
Old Keys Vintage on Etsy
Other good shops for original 1950s accessories include Pip's Trip (great for glassware and ceramics), The OK Corral (great for the unexpected, and original cookery books, which I like to prop up on display on shelves) and H is for Home (great for colour)