April 19, 2013Decorating 1962 Style – Seven Magic Rooms You Can Create
We’re delving into another issue of McCall’s Needlework and Crafts this Friday – this particular issue is the Fall/Winter 1961-62 issue.
While I was taking a look at it, this article on “Seven Magic Rooms You Can Create” caught my eye …
First off, we have this girl’s bedroom. I am not usually a fan of yellow, but it’s actually pretty bright and cheery in this room. However, I am pretty sure the clown on the opposite page is going to be haunting my nightmares tonight!
I actually found the suggestion on the placement for the pieces of needlework to be pretty useful – I am not always the best at figuring out hanging placement! The strong native theme in the decor on the opposite page surprised me a little – for some reason I always think of that as being something that didn’t become a more popular home decor look until later!
The kitchen on this page is just so freakin’ cute! The bird motif is adorable, I am in love with the dishware shown, and the idea of the felt fruits and veggies on the cake stand as decor – too cute! I am also drooling over the green streaky tile floor on the next page, and the basket on legs that the yarn is stored in is something I think I just might need …
And finally – they saved the best for last on this one. This Alice in Wonderland setup might just be the cutest thing I have ever seen! I think it might now be my life’s mission to find an uncompleted one of the quilt kits used to make that quilt. I am also thinking I might take a crack at making the Alice doll by modifying an existing pattern at some point. The Cheshire Cat is not just a pillow, but a pajama bag as well, and I think that’s something else I might have to take a crack at too!
I hope you all enjoyed our trip back to 1962!