Warning! You are about to encounter home decor so strange,
so alarming, that you may wish to shield your eyes, cover your monitor,
and please, please, think of the children.
The photos that follow are the fruits of a thrift store excursion a few
months back. Being a firm believer in "everything that was old will
be new again" (the truth of which the current 1980s fashion revival
makes painfully clear), I was intrigued by vague memories of my childhood
homes and the way they were decorated. Well, my childhood homes never looked like this.
Welcome to a time when the ideal complementary color for pink was seafoam green; when gold and burnt orange ran rampant; when plastic was fantastic. When shag carpeting ruled the earth.
And now, prepare yourselves to be terrified. And remember... those who
do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
And believe me, no one wants that.
All images are taken from Family Circle Home Decorating Guide, edited by Carolyn Bishop and Delphine Richards, copyright 1973 by The Family Circle, Inc. This site has no connection to Family Circle whatsoever, and sincerely hopes that, should they ever find it, they will laugh and laugh and laugh. And not hurt me. Please?