Well, last week I celebrated my birthday and my sister managed to round up a few more 70s goodies to add to my family room (which is not a monstrosity, I don't care what she says). Makes me wanna pull out some bell-bottom trousers and listen to Bobby Sherman...
|My sister (known to the Inmates as Uncle Chester) found this lovely|
bit of vintage needlework at an antique store and my mother
whipped it up into a pillow. Nothing says class like tangerine and marigold...
|Despite her aversion to the colors, my sister crocheted this owl|
and managed not to vomit. (She gives the details, including a link
to the free pattern here.)
|Tupperware! She rounded up a new-in-the-bag|
set of spice jars in green, orange, yellow, and brown, as
well as two Tupperware hostess books from 1970, the year I was born.
|Oh, how I wish I could go back to my Grandma's Tupperware|
party in the early 70s and get my hands on THOSE.
|Another antique store find -- a book on 70s decor and architecture.|
Most of the rooms are either in my classic brown/yellow/orange/green
color scheme or look like the side of the Partridge Family bus. Heaven...
|Foghorn is wild about building fairy houses out of sticks|
and moss and stones in the woods. She was SO excited
when she found out I was getting a 70s-themed one. The house came from
Hobby Lobby, with the accessories painted by Chester.
|My own bird bath with an owl on top... Yes, there is a fowl-ish theme here.|
|A table and benches in my colors and a yard decoration|
with a disco ball on top.
Despite my preteen son's behavior of late, which involves a lot of daydreaming about when he moves out and asking me, "Doesn't it bother you to be the worst mother in the world?", his gift proves I must be doing something right. His father took him shopping and he bought me yarn. Yes, the boy knows my other obsessions as well, but what is truly impressive is the one skein of multi-colored acrylic he picked out:
The Vulcan later told me that The Professor spotted that skein in the store and said, "Hey, that's Mom's 70s colors" and plucked it right up. Makes my heart swell...
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