Sometimes, for fun, I check out really old decorating books from the library. Which, by “really old” means from the 80’s, which is also when I graduated from high school, so really I probably should not be calling them “really old,” but you get the idea.
I like to look through them and just see. How different is the style, really? Do I still like it? Have I changed? Is my taste destined to be stuck forever in a bygone era? Or is there something that transcends time and is still exciting today? I wonder about these things.
So, a few weeks ago I found a book that I just had to bring home. It’s The Country Living Book of Country Kitchens by Bo Niles from 1985 and features all of the classic 80’s country motifs. And yes, there’s lots and lots in the book that’s fairly dated. Case in point: [Read more…]