Lori's post about Ingeborg Hanson's note cards made me think of Peter Hunt. Mother had this book of his:
He was a wonderful artist who was very well known, especially for what he called his "peasant style" of decorative painting. His original decorated furniture and paintings can fetch a pretty penny today.
I remember Mother did some painting on wood with these peasant or Pennsylvania Dutch style motifs. They're so bright and beautiful!
Just LOOK at these gorgeous painted kitchen cupboards!
I found this advertisement featuring the Peter Hunt Peasant Cupboard Display for Universal brand appliances in a magazine from 1950:
I had seen that advertisement quite a while back, and when Elizabeth (Creative Breathing) and then Twyla (Two Crazy Crafters) found their fabulous cabinets, the ad above was the first thing that came to mind.
I believe his decals were quite popular back in the 1950's. I found this in Better Homes And Gardens magazine, 1952:
And just recently, I acquired a copy of Peter Hunt's Cape Cod Cookbook:
I'm definitely a fan!