Wednesday, March 18, 2009

‘Fro Me to You --- That 70’s Life


In this week’s edition of Sincerely Fro Me to You, I am going to share with you a glimpse back into the 1970’s.

For those of you that may have missed out on the decade with the best home decor, you are welcome.

And I won’t charge you a fee for these must have ideas.

Let’s take a look, shall we, into my childhood home:


Oh yes, and how, do I remember that awesome vinyl couch. Why the heck don’t we do that anymore?! The perfect fabric for the growing family. (if you can actually call vinyl fabric???)

And my mother was certainly the Martha Stewart of her time. Between decoupage, smocking, and hand-crafted washcloth pillows….she should have had her own TV show.

I would like to know what the HUMUNGO deal was with that horrible dark paneling. Oh, wait, it was the 70’s. Never mind.

And to think I failed to point out the awesome vinyl flooring that strongly resembled bricks.

And how about those slot machines?! Yes, they are real and actually worked. I have no idea if they were legal or not. We never had to move and change our names, so I guess it was all good.

You certainly won’t find any of these decorating ideas in In Style magazine or on HGTV. And this photo has certainly never been in any scrapbook!!

For more photo fun, click on over to Marcy’s at The Glamorous Life Association HERE. And while you’re there, read the “rules” and play along!


Mike Golch said...

great posting.

Mike Golch said...

great posting.

littletoesandcheerios said...

HA!! I did not know they made vinyl couches...LOL. And slot!

I'm working on mine.

Valarie Lea said...

Did you stick to the couch?!?!?!

Hmmmm a greek girl with slot machines in her house.... no that seems pretty normal.

Muthering Heights said...

Oh my...I can't believe that was actually fashionable once!!!

The Glamorous Life said...

I had no idea you grew up in such posh and glamorous surroundings.

And we had a friend that had a slot machine in their house. And it was the MAIN attraction. What was with that trend?

Let's bring it back!

Thanks for coming to my party and being so supportive of The Association.

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

I can feel the stickiness of a hot day and a vinyl couch. Priceless!

Mary said...

Oh my -- dark paneling. Why? I remember it so very well!!

Thanks for the memories... I think.

Upstatemomof3 said...

Awesome post!! The funny thing is it is like looking at my ILs house. Now. They still have all of that. It makes me laugh every time. :)

a Tonggu Momma said...

A vinyl couch? Is that because grandma plastic was too difficult to clean? BwwwaaaHaHaHa!

jennifer said...

Hot Southern Summers and vinyl couches. ugh.

You were cute!!

jennifer said...

*ahem* You still are cute but I meant you were a cute little girl. Now, I will go to bed and get some rest and Maybe, just MAYBE I will makes sense tomorrow.

The Source said...

Your family was TOO cool! The brick-like vinyl flooring, the washcloth pillows, AND slot machines?? I would have been very jealous of you if we'd been friends back then. (Almost as jealous as I was of my best friend who had a red, white & blue Bicentenial bedroom complete with tri-colored shag carpet and wall paper!)

Oh...and I just sold a house with that same paneling yesterday. The den has that lovely Steak House ambiance going for it.

Brooke said...

lol! i was only alive for 4 months in the 70s, and that time was spent cramped up in my mom's tummy. :) love the decor!

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Um, wow. We had the dark wood paneling but never the vinyl couch!!! I could imagine how much that would suck on a hot summer day - yeow!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Yep that is how we lived! ;) I love this pictures of the past!

Leigh of said...

Gosh, I love these each week. You take me back girl...and I love to laugh along with you at the pictures. What fun! I have been a bad bloggy friend. I have been/am on vacation running preposted stuff. I will be home tomorrow. Sad. But also good. I will catch up on moe then.

Jenny in Utah said...

We had a Japanese slot maching (Pachinko) ... I guess only a few of us could grow up with such extravagances!

And I totally remember the vinyl brick floor - HA!

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :) ♥ Hugs!

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, that is AWESOME. Wow...I'm afraid I missed the 70's, but those slot, I could really get into those. "Kids, stick in your quarters and see if you get an allowance this week!"

DeeDee said...

hey Tammy.. thanks for stopping by today. I haven't been able to "twitter" much lately... Have missed chatting with you.
Maybe life is about to get back to normal (whatever that is) :)
Have a great week!