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A Travesty of Home Decor

sewing for your home

Sewing For Your Home
McCall Pattern Company

Prepare yourself for some of the most disturbing decorating we have had here at ALB in a long time. It would probably help if you were medicated to look upon the bedrooms presented below. I shudder to think what would happen to me if I had to actually LIVE in one of these rooms. The amount of fabric needed had to be staggering!

The color schemes feature derivatives of the 1970s favorites of Harvest Gold and Avocado Green.  The portable typewriters add a nice “modern” touch. As a teen in the 1970s, no one I knew had a bedroom like the ones presented. Canopy beds were big deal, but again, no one I knew had one.

In case you are wondering, the first picture is both a bedroom and a “room for entertaining.” I think it is a nice touch to have the bowl of fruit and the table so people have a convenient place to put their keys at the next swinger’s party.

Stay groovy,


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Man Colors

Color for Men coverColor For Men

The color craze was hardly my thing (I could never tell the difference between good color or bad color) I do remember you could hire yourself a color consultant to look at your clothes and tell you what to wear. After looking at this book, I still can’t really tell the difference. Perhaps I am not that sophisticated or I don’t see that well.

For the 80s, this was probably a good purchase. However, I don’t think anyone is really talking about colors like they were then. The fashion is outdated now, but if it still works in your world, by all means, color away. 80s hair is totally optional.


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