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Wednesday night, 6:15 p.m…..I kind of had a bad day today, the very first bad day in a long time, as I am a pretty upbeat person and generally take everything in stride. So… when I turned to write the blog, I looked for something that would make me very happy. And it’s this 1961 illustration.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
- The simplicity of the graphics and the way it focuses on the mom, the dad, the happy daughter. Life does not get any better than these kinds of moments.
- The wallpaper. The geraniums in the window. The coffee pot – water running into it – in the sink.
- The curtains. If I had double-hung windows that framed out like a picture window, I would definitely use this approach – two stacked rows of pinch-pleat cafe curtains. Sweet.
- The cabinets. Notice that they are beaded wood doors, and see the colonial hardware. I imagine that they are oyster colored, like the oyster in the Omega post I did a while ago.
- How it all comes together: The color combo, which is so unexpected today. The Colonial-meets-Modern look, overall. This illustration shows how very nicely it can be done.
- Oh yes, and of course: the General Supply Company, 620 Lehigh Drive, Easton PA stamp. Provenance even.
I think that Kohler did a series like this. I’m on the lookout for the rest!