Displaying posts labeled "Vintage"

Retrolicious

Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

Ready for your weekly dose of retrolicious rooms? These fabulous images are scanned from my favourite source The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Vol 13, Greystone Press, New York, 1971.

Some retro love

Posted on Mon, 13 Aug 2007 by KiM

I LOVE all things retro. Like the following photo. This is the restaurant in the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles designed by Derek Sanders. The Panton flowerpot pendants, the Pierre Paulin tulip chairs, the bold yellow…yep, it’s retro and it’s fabulous.

Fabulous idea to steal from Choosing and Decorating Your First Home. Australian Women’s Weekly. Consolidated Press, Sydney. No date but definitely 80s by the other images in the book. (Image scanned.) Plain roller blinds free hand machine embroidered. I can imagine these as panels as well. See not everything from the 80s was horrendous…. except that hat and big perms and shoulder pads and……

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…