An Introduction…

Do you abhor wallpaper or embrace it? Have penchant for collecting Elvis figurines or Danish modern furniture? Still have your bell bottom pants from high school and was ecstatic when they came back for a brief time? Let’s explore that.

This blog is for exploring the décor, architecture, advertising, television, fashions and other factors that influenced our personalities and tastes as children who grew up in the mid-century. This is not only for the mid-cent born but also for those who love the period and want some sources for putting together a pink bathroom or a hip mini bar.

I was born in 1959. My ideas on how life was going to be were based on the TV shows and ads I watched. I love mid-century modern furniture and I want to talk about the pursuit of getting the actual period pieces or the new the products that come from those influences. In the process I hope you will share your experiences of being raised in a time of bomb shelters and Eames chairs.

I don’t want to go too highbrow or stodgy, but I do want to delve into the art, architecture and designs that, may not have made it to your house, but still causes us to stop and stare and perhaps elicit a memory or two. I’ll introduce you to a phrase that when said in our family indicates an object has reached a point too highbrow to be taken seriously for our use.

Please let me know what you would like to see in a blog such as this. Subscribe and comment so we learn together. I’ll be posting about every two weeks and I promise not to fill your box with every thought that comes along and I will not sell your address.

This is gonna be fun.

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2 thoughts on “An Introduction…

  1. I think this site rocks! I have remember-ies on knickknacks and furniture in my “growing up” home ~ like Oriental-inspired lamps on end-tables with Chinese dragon motifs that echo the theme of this blog. {At least to me!} And the colors! People used to use deep, rich C-O-L-O-R in their homes. So, when are you gonna break out and let the world peruse your words & pics? 😉

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