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Retro "is no longer a limited period to talk about rock and roll years of the '50s," retro "is something" cool "of" the past ". The past may be 40, 50, 60, 70 and yes the 80's. Time dragged on and antique dealers are catching up fast in the fact that 60 to 70 years collection are of interest to collectors.

So what you put into the hip "a" home? To begin … I color-ORANGE SUNFLOWER yellow-brown-PINK-GREEN or BLACK AND WHITE. Some say that these colors can stop traffic, but it is important to remember that "glow day" colors were "in" the hip "years. Palettes of the 60s were brilliant, bold, exciting and sometimes above. There are soft pastels here … and certainly nothing muted about the sixties.

Patterns were often optical illusions (Op Art), geometrics, abstracts and Of course, vibrant flowers. Textile designers working for companies such as Heal or Conran captured the attention of the "in crowd" with their screen printed fabrics of contemporary designs. Psychedelic designs inspired by whirlpools of the mind expanding experiences of the hippie generation became part of popular culture and were used in the home and kitchen accessories, and hand luggage, clothing, textiles and of course posters and even buses.

British "mod" clothing designer Mary Quant ', also brought his gaze to the kitchen where his popular margarita reason could be found in toasters and boat. The colors orange and deep yellow combined with earth tones dominated kitchen and home. Accessories also include whimsical designs with mushrooms or vegetables. Cast Le Creuset, cookware iron in their signature orange in the kitchen he found abroad as well as in the U.S. during the "years mod. Pottery, glass, ceramics and textiles often appears abstract and geometric designs were made in bright colors or black and white. Heavy plastic was a popular material for the 60 housewares and furniture.

Today, the colors and patterns popular during the sixties or the 'mod generation' are popping up everywhere. The designs are clearly inspired by the hippie generation are reproduced in everything from clothing to stationery and accessories are wanted by buyers younger people in America and abroad. The mixture of old styles with new eyes is also very "cool" and a popular decorating style today.

While 60 of collection have moved more slowly in brick and mortar stores that prior periods', a collection of the hip " are gaining momentum. The children of baby boomers are interested in contemporary interpretations of retro is not just the sixties, but also seventies and are buying lots of reproductions of items from these decades.

Many companies in line-with "sixty Shaggy" sites web serving buyers who love pink color palettes green, brown and lime, and cutesy patterns of stripes, dots and swirls designs are growing. In fact there are web designers that specialize only in this aspect.

It is useful to track what is selling in department stores and outlets at home of the kitchen because these trends often an interest in Spike buyers who are looking for "the original". For example, now bright green, pink, yellows and oranges are considered "stylish" colors and collectibles found in these colors with "Groovy" patterns are increasingly important. One suggestion for antique dealers and collectors is to remove anything from the '60s that have packaged over the years and have a good time to re-live what Austin Powers called Shagadelic "style baby!

"Twenty and thirty-somethings", buyers are getting a kick to order the home and clothing items listed in "psychedelic" designs, "baby boomer" (who actually lived through sixties) remain much more likely to want to buy the real thing tag sales, flea markets and shops. This does not mean that the collection of "retro" is a pastime only for the older generation, "but let's face it … baby boomers were there ….. and you can see the search genuine "flower power" drinks glasses in a thrift shop.

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.

If you would like to contact Dianne, email her at or visit her website at

Dianne is a member of:
The American Society of Journalists and Authors
The Authors Guild, Inc.

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