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Thursday, January 24, 2013








My pin boards have been filling up with images such as these this week. I love all the textiles and plants, the mid-century furniture and the unpretentious feeling this style evokes. I was born in the 70's so I also imagine there is a little sentimentality and nostalgia that arrises in me as well. I can't say I remember the 70's very well at all but little bits trigger my toddler memory, like the macrame hanging plants and wall hangings, the kilim rugs and mexican falsa throw blankets. My grandparents (who raised me more or less) were also of the generation of which you never threw things out or replaced something that functioned (no matter how outdated it was), so many items they acquired in the 60's and 70's were in their house up until they left this world. It used to drive me crazy growing up because they would have a plaid pull-out from the 60's next to a new high-back floral number from the 90's paired up with a coupla lazy boys loungers from the 80's. Agh! But now I appreciate the fact I am able to have items that I remember from when I was just a wee tot. But, oh, now I am wishing I would have grabbed one of the throws from our trips to Mexico! Luckily I have a long, long memory (not to be confused with short term memory of which I have none).

29 comments:

  1. Love the plants hanging down from the ceiling!! The figure behind the sofa looks scary though D:

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  2. These pictures feel very nostalgic to me too. We are of the same generation, and although I wasn't raised by my grandparent's, my experiences with my own are very similar. My family still jokes, "If I wipe off this paper plate, we can use it again, right?" I have mixed feelings about these photos...I'll have to spend some more time with them to decide if I like them or not. ;)

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  3. Sounds a lot like my grandparents - they're still like that too. I could settle for the coffee table in the first picture. :)

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  4. I was born in the seventies and all the time, in my heart, I wish my house would look like that, with blonde wood, pretty woven textiles, rounded furniture and lots of plants. For me, this is the happiest vibe there can be :) and I'm sorry that people don't decorate like this any more...

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  5. Ohh yeah. My dad was born in 1938, so there was definitely a "depression era mentality" when it came to keeping things or making the most out of things. One morning we were even out of milk, and he suggested I just pour juice or water on my cereal (actually, now that I'm remembering it, I think we were out of cereal, too, so he got resourceful and cut fig newtons into fourths) and when I balked, he said, "What? Do you think we always had milk in 1940?" Fair point! :)

    I wish we'd saved some of my grandmother's furniture when she passed. She had the most amazing orange leather ottoman poufs...man I wish we had those today. I so love how touching this post was. There's a lot to be said for the memories we attach to things! xoxo

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  6. Your grandparents sound just like my fiancés grandparents! They keep everything and I don't see a style in their home, but for him I imagine he feels like you do, he will have things to remember them by from another time.

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  7. Those images definitely make me nostalgic, especially the macrame hangings. I made one of those in the 80ies in summer camp, bet my parents still have it somewhere. I am also a child of the 70ies, not that I can remember much but I had a phase where I would mostly wear shirts from the 70ies but eventually stopped because I couldn't take the polyester anymore ;)

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  8. I don't like these oldfashioned flowerarrangements!
    :-)

    ♥ Franka

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  9. The 70's look is definitely back. Have you seen the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs? Very similar - Heavy use of itchy wool, tribal patterns, mid-century furniture, and macrame. I can definitely relate to the nothing-that-functions-gets-thrown-out mentality. My mother-in-law falls squarely in this camp. In fact, the last time I had stuff out for Goodwill, she went through the pile and took most of the stuff home. I exaggerate, but you know what I mean.

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  10. My parents still have a million of those macrame plant holders. I think they are beautiful. And I love the feel of all these photos. They feel like home.

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  11. Love the plants hanging down from the ceiling!! The figure behind the sofa looks scary though D:

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  12. I like the air plant and its holder! <3

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