Vintage Kitchen Decorative Transferware Decals - Fruit Baskets Cups and Waitstaff by Meyercord and Duro Decal
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Back in the 1940s and 1950s, this was how you decorated your kitchen. With Beauty Spot and Duro decals at hand, nothing added a pop of cute color to your home quite like decorative transferware. Made for all rooms of the house, these decals were particularly cheery in the kitchen when applied to cabinets, trivets, organizer bins, food storage canisters, recipe boxes, and furniture. It was rumored that kids even liked to wear them on their arms as temporary tattoos. And some designs were so admired they were treated like art and hung on the wall.
This batch of decorative decals features food-themed subject matters. There's a singing waitstaff, fruit baskets, teapots, salt and pepper shakers, bowls, a cup and saucer, and a few flowers to brighten the day.
Made by Duro Decals and Meyercord, these two companies represented some of the trendiest designs in midcentury kitchens. Meyercord, first founded in the 1850s became an industry leader in eye-catching signage and transferware. By the time these decals rolled off the assembly line in the 1940s, Meyercord was the sign king when it came to both commercial product labeling and residential graphic design decor.
So cute for retro craft projects, design challenges, framed art, and photo props, we aren't quite sure if these still have the cling factor they would have had back in the day simply due to age, but instructions are included, so if you'd like to emulate a true kitchen of the past these decals are a crafty way to have some fun.
Please note, that each piece is sold separately. Please refer to the design numbers in each photo to make sure you are purchasing the correct image.
- Colors include cherry red, lime green, blueberry, watermelon green, bubblegum pink, plum, orange, butter, mustard, tomato red, lemon, navy blue, turquoise, and mint
- There's a total of 10 separate images across four sheets
- Instructions available for each sheet
In aged but unused condition, there are some wrinkles and tears along the edge of the two largest-sized decals (the waitstaff sheet and the kitchenware bowl and cup sheet). The left hand of the singing waiter also contains a few wrinkles. The sheet featuring the bowl and teacup retains a little bit of the original waxed paper envelope in the bottom right corner. This waxed paper remanent does not affect (or even touch) the art in that area so it doesn't affect the integrity of any of the decals. decals. Each of the sheets curls due to age, but can be flattened back out in the transferware application process or when framed behind glass,
Both the waitstaff (no 437) and the bowl and teacup (no 309) decal sheets measure 13" inches (length) x 7.75" inches (width).
Both fruit basket decals measure 7" inches (length) x 6" inches (width)