3/14/11

The Vintage Home #11



It's hard to believe, but once upon a time it was okay to make your toilet look like a birthday cake.  The Pepto-Bismol pink toilet goes perfectly with the yellow wall, don't you think? And remember when all Kleenex boxes had crochet covers? Ahhh, the good old days.  Let's have a look at some more home decor from yesteryear.



For some reason, when I some interiors like this, I'm always reminded of A Clockwork Orange.  A lot of the homes in the movie are traumatizing to the retina like this.



I don't watch those HGTV shows, so I really don't have a clue about current trends in interior design.  But this  actually doesn't look too bad - it's bold, but doesn't seem too terribly out of style.



Anyone know what game is being played here? I don't know, but what I do know is this room is a glory to behold from floor to ceiling.



Damn that chair looks comfortable.  Perfect addition to the now cliche "man cave".



Okay, this one is actually from the sixties, but I had to include it.  Have you ever seen such a mod workshop? This tool shed has got style!

14 comments:

  1. We almost bought an Eames Lounge chair & ottoman. Check the photo gallery for the one with a martini sitting beside one. All that's missing is a pair of proper big headphones. The Billy Wilder history is interesting too.

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  2. I used to own that game under the lamp but I'll be darned if I can remember what it's called. The cubes have letters on them and it was something like Scrabble.

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  3. I'm surprised that people's eyes didn't flare up and burn out of their skulls like the guy in Raiders of the Lost Ark when they walked into any of those rooms.

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  4. I believe the game with the vertical board is called "RSVP".
    http://www.timewarptoys.com/rsvp.JPG

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  5. I'd move into that Clockwork Orange room right now! Cool stuff!!!

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  6. A Partridge Family workbench! Those chrome hanging/bending/floor lamps were SO prone to fall over. As a kid it was a curse to be in a house with one, because you knew it was going to fall over at some point and you didn't want to be near it when it did.

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  7. The game being played is the double scrabble - you have to make words from both sides, the tiles have letters on both sides. Evil.

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  8. More pics & info on the game at boardgamegeek.com.

    http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3080/scrabble-brand-r-s-v-p-three-dimensional-crosswor

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  9. The last photo - is actually a secret workshop for nuclear testijg, why its so colorful, it reminds me of the Radio-Active Danger warning signs !

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  10. First pic was hilarious!

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  11. It may have been okay in some parts of America in the seventies to do this, but not in the America I remember from that decade. I think this was kind of a nouveau riche thing, like plastic covers on the living room furniture. This may sound snobby, but this kind of 'decor' I think you would find in places like Levittown, or cookie cutter cheap suburban tracts back then.

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  12. One of my bathrooms is still that color pink. haha. My family didn't have that whole decor, but I definitely remember crocheted toilet paper covers. One had a doll with a dress that covered a roll.

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  13. You know the problem with 1970s decore? Not enough orange.

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