Displaying posts labeled "Vintage"

Retro revisited

Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Finally my boxes are unpacked from the move and my retro collection of decorating books has a new home. I’ll make up for not revealing more retro inspiration last week by doubling up this week. Let the inspiration/aberration begin!


All images scanned from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement. Vol 16. Greystone Press, New York, 1971.

Another fruitful Saturday

Posted on Sat, 14 Jul 2007 by KiM

I got a call this morning from my folks (and grandmother who’s here visiting) to tell me that they were 10 minutes from my house and heading out antiquing and asked if I wanted to tag along. UH……YEAH! To top it off, they were going to the same place where I scored most of my finds the last time. And OH MY, did I score again. It’s kind of dark and cloudy outside so I’ll take the evening to clean things up and post more photos tomorrow of everything in their new homes. Here’s a preview.

Thought I would save the best for last…

But sadly, this is what it looked like 5 minutes after I got it in the door…

Clash crash and colour

Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2007 by midcenturyjo

Brace yourself for the clash of the pattern and the knock out punch of the colours. The 60s and 70s at their not so subtle OTT best. Some are just so right and many are oh so so wrong. Once again these are scanned from that extraordinary style source Practical Decorating Ideas, Ure Smith , Sydney 1973.

Religious trinkets

Posted on Mon, 9 Jul 2007 by KiM

Jo has a thing for religious tchotchkes, and I may hunt some down next time I’m out antiquing. There’s something so calming and mysterious about them. So this one’s for you Jo.

Second photo from Bolig Magasinet, the rest from House of Pictures

What! More retro!

Posted on Wed, 20 Jun 2007 by midcenturyjo

Time for more inspiration or desperation from Windows Beautiful. Your complete guide to window treatments. How to plan, measure, and buy or make them. Decorating and energy ideas. Volume VII, Kirsch Company, 1980, Sturgis, Michigan. Check out that red pool room. Yeah baby!

Images scanned from “Windows Beautiful. Your complete guide to window treatments. How to plan, measure, and buy or make them. Decorating and energy ideas. Volume VII”, Kirsch Company, 1980, Sturgis, Michigan