Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The More things change...

The More they STAY THE SAME. Isn't that how the saying goes?
Recently while cleaning out my Utility Room and getting it ready to become my 'new' workroom / Laundry Room/'Place to Create' (thanks to Donna @ FunkyJunkInteriors)

Funky Junk's Workshop Series

I came across this magazine.

Spring issue 1987
Better Homes and Gardens

No! I didn't save a magazine for 23 years. I found it in some stuff from my mothers house that I brought to my house after she passed 10 years ago...(no, I didn't save it 10 years either, I brought to my house after my dad sold the house 4 years ago!)

Anyway...enough about my obsession with magazines.
Let's take a peek at Greatness!

* EDITED TO SAY: you can click the picture to enlarge

I love this little sitting spot. So cozy. The color on the walls.
Looks familiar, huh?
So close to the cottage-y blues that we are seeing so much of today.
The yellow is just so cheerful.
how about that nice crown molding?
The fabric tablecloth and the bamboo roll-up shades
Softness mixed with texture.
Isn't that what we're after, today?

Now, how about this kitchen?

I love the roughness of the ceiling. The exposed beams.
This is such a summer kitchen; I love it!
The Light fixture-
sure, we see some of that now days , right. Only today we'd spray paint it
BLACK or O.R.B. (oil rubbed bronze)
The wall paper would be different too... but for the most part
Who wouldn't love this kitchen with its exposed beams,
wood floor; and mixed counter tops,
(tile on the island and marble next to the stove).
This kitchen is complete with
pot rack, plates and prints of veggies and fruits on the wall.

And lastly... The porch.

Now, with the SNOW sweeping the nation and covering
everything, doesn't this porch look so inviting.

Don't you wish it was that time of year?
...and you were here enjoying some lemonade or a nice glass of iced tea?

If it were me, I'd be here sitting on the settee enjoying iced tea, and looking at the latest issue
(or the long lost issue in this case)
of Better Homes and Gardens, of course!

I've selected these photos just to show how we haven't changed so much.

There are some photos in this magazine that are just plain 'painful' to look at...
for fun tomorrow- I may show you a few.

I'll give you a hint.
There is the classic 'southwest motif'
the peaches and cream colors, and
the chunky overstuffed sectionals.

I shudder to think about it.


Funky Junk Interiors said...

Those older magazines are shining examples of the things that are timeless. I'm always pleasantly surprised to browse through old Country Home mags and find them still very appealing. :)


Coleen's Corner said...

Oh, you've put your old magazines to good use... research! I love leafing through the good old days - brings back memories, and some of those old things are worth bringing back for a nice little nostalgia nook.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. what a great idea to put Christmas lights on top of the cabinets. I might have to try that.

I love looking through those old magazines too. Sadly, I am the kind that keep magazines FOREVER! My mom recently called to ask if she could throw out a box full of magazines I had in high school 20 years ago. Bad thing is, I almost said no.

kolein said...

What I wanna know is who are these decorator God's that we are all know, the ones who put these photos in print? I think they need to get some new material. LOL!

Or should the saying be "Just keep it for 20 years and it'll come back in style"?

I love looking at how things change and then become the same again!!!

Thanks for posting on my blog. Makes me happy!


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That is so true, Pat! I often look at the picture on the blogs and think, "Well, that's been done before!" (at least in my lifetime--haha). I like your new name, but I still like to think that my comment is considered a "kernel of wisdome" :)