Weekend flashback

Posted on Sat, 28 Mar 2009 by midcenturyjo


What a beautiful day it is here today! I love this time of year (early autumn in Australia). Perfect for a little retro al fresco inspiration. If only my outdoor area looked as good as these retrolicious beauties. Hard to believe they are almost 40 years old! Scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 13, Meredith Corporation, New York, 1971. Hope your weekend is exactly what you’re wishing for.


P.S. Where’s WINKS? I hope you’ll forgive me but I’m using my weekend time to work on the 4 mega reading guides for Easter. Dozens and dozens of blogs to explore! Back to work. I’m half way through list number 2.

Hey Jo,
Love how they incorporated that tree into the table design. I would gladly trade places with any of those settings right now! Have a good weekend.
Lisa & Alfie

paula says:

where’s the winks???

Nice gardens, now we wait for summer!!!!

kim. says:

Yessss….BRING ON SUMMER! It was warm today here – we were driving around in the Jeep with the top off and I froze my arse off but it felt soooo good.

OMYGOD i love your blog!
you dont mind me taking some of the pictures for an entry? if yes jst say so.

anyway, very lovely blog!

casapinka says:

This post gives me hope that winter is almost over. Love that hilarious centerpiece and the B chairs.

Barbara says:

A flash from the past. Picture #3, the house with the mansard roof from Better Homes and Gardens. A picture of this house was in my “wish” file for years. 40 years ago I thought that would be my dream house. Time and good fortune changed that dream many times, but it was good to be reminded of the dreams of younger years. THanks

Virginia says:

I LOVE your flashbacks. It’s so great to see where we’ve been in design and what we go back to and what styles really don’t go away.

Lewidoo says:

They’re all so beautiful. I love the photography and the colours!

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