I'm loving reading Brisbane based blogs Fun and VJ's & Make Mine Mid-Century. I'm rediscovering through them architecture, furniture, fabrics, homewares, accessories & books from my childhood that I either thought were super cool or just plain old everyday that I never gave them a second glance. These items have done a huge 360 and have gone from funky, where all the modern homes in the 70's had some pieces of cane furniture nestled in amongst some tribal accessories & green laminate, to ugly where these items have either been relegated to the tin shed, Vinnies or the hard rubbish collection pile. Some items, like the ones pictured below, have been hiding out in my parents wardrobes awaiting their fate.
|Cane coffee table & ornate wooden elephant table lamp.|
These coffee table used to sit out in the sunroom with the cane lounge whilst the lamp was in the lounge room, right next to the red glazed German pottery, which Mum tells me is long gone ... aaagh!!!