I’m Takin’ it back to the 70’s!

7 Jan

Time for a little flashback! I love the memories I have of my early childhood even though they are mostly from photographs. My parents…well my dad…was very snap happy. He was always snapping pictures! I was an only child and the first grandchild so I can only assume that was the reason for the camera catching every moment.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m so glad I have them to look at now.

I though some of the decor from my childhood rooms needed to see the light of day. Let me prepare you with words like…..flame stitch, burnt orange, mickey mouse, shag carpet and retro wallpaper…It’s going to be interesting.

My mother was always into design on some level. She is a fabulous seamstress (self taught) and was always into the latest in fashion and design. You would never catch her doing projects around the house in sweats. Oh no, she always had her hair done and was sporting her Jordache Jeans!

Here she is painting

….and apparently annoyed that my dad was taking pictures while she was trying to hang this “fabulous” owl picture. I think it was furry.

I came across these pictures from my first room as a baby/toddler.  The crib was on one side of the room and my parents had a full size bed on the other side.  Green gingham was apparently all the rage in 1976!  That doll is a bit creepy don’t you think? My grandma thought it would make a cute picture to have the doll holding me.  I remember that needlepoint puppy pillow, we had it for years.

Here is the crib on the other side of the room. The mobile is super retro and that blue bird is huge. Do you think there was any lead paint on that crib?

So now I’m a toddler and looking stylish next to my “big girl” bed, nice gold side rail. All of the toys up on the window seal crack me up.

One of the first pieces of proof that I was ready to re-decorate my room.

We had to clear out the room to make way for the RAINBOW BEDSPREAD and awesome yellow floorlamp!! Wowza!

Here are a few of my favorite pics from our house.  Flame stitch sofa with needlepoint pillows! My mom LOVED flame stitch so much that she purchased a pink & lavender flame stitch sofa in the 80’s. I finally got her to recover it last year….I’m so not kidding.

Oh and it gets better! WALLPAPER!! Who knew it would make such a comeback? Loving the orange stripes and gold floral pattern in the bathroom.

So, after the divorce I had my own room at my Dad’s new house.  How about the flower make up mirror and kitten pics over the bed. Lovley.

I hope you enjoyed the blast from my past and the mini 70’s tour!  I have many more pics to show off soon, this time I’ll be going back to the 80’s and showing you my mother’s obsession for ceramic & porcelain tile!!!

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4 Responses to “I’m Takin’ it back to the 70’s!”

  1. Megan {Honey We're Home} January 7, 2011 at 11:24 AM #

    This is just AWESOME! It’s it funny to look back?! You were such a cute little girl!

  2. Tonia January 7, 2011 at 12:19 PM #

    WOW, It’s fun to look back. You make me want to pull out my pictures. I think that I will. Have a fabulous weekend.

  3. Abby @ a delightful design January 7, 2011 at 12:32 PM #

    I love a trip down memory lane. Looks like we have more in common than sponge rollers–I too was sporting the black leotard, pink tights, and shiny tap shoes. You were so darn cute! Love flame stitch. 😉
    abby

  4. studioten25 January 11, 2011 at 5:58 PM #

    Haha!! I loved sponge rollers! Oh yea, I was a “dancer” and loved to dress up. The flame stitch is so Kelly Wearstler too!
    Abbe

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