Tuesday, March 04, 2008

70's colours...

I just love 70's colours.

don't you?

Orange, brown, advocado, sand.... yep they are my colours. The first house we bought in the 1970's was an old Victorian terraced villa. £7,300, for a three bedroom house in a quiet road with a downstairs bathroom - including an advocao suite of course... And we quickly set about putting it 'right'.

Out came the marble fireplaces - how old fashioned!!! Next w knocked the two reception rooms into one, and almost brought the lot down around our ears... saved only by our dads and a timely RSJ....

It had an 'earth' floor in the kitchen, and I had to chip the bare painted bricks clean so they could be plastered, as the mortgage co was withholding funds until I did...what a job. The butler sink was the first thing to go out there - I wanted stainless steel like my sisters had :-) The sanded and varnished floorboards were hastily covered in a beige and brown shagpile throughout... coz heaven forbid people might think we couldn't afford wall to wall...

I honestly think If we'd stayed there long enough the sash windows would have gone next... thank heavens we moved - or we might have stripped that poor old house of every piece of charm it had once ever had.... but in our favour we were still just kids. We knew no better - and anyway, we made 10 grand on it in a year, so obviously there were plenty of philistines about in our town in those days, apart from us.

But all these old memories were conjured up tonight when I knocked this LO up in about 5 mins - purely from the papers and bits... Nothing to do with the pics at all.


Funny isn't it, how scrapbooking evokes memories not just of the photographs we scrap... but from the textures, papers, patterns, and colours we choose to make them with also.....

Happy scrapping to you, long may you get your memory box opened by your stash :-)

5 comments:

Paula said...

Love this funky page, great colours. I grew up in the 70's & some of the colours were dreadful back then or perhaps it was the crimpolene than made then look dreadful!

jakey said...

Lol at the crimpoline Paula... I remember it only too well! :-)

lyzzydee said...

Great colours, I still have an avocado suite, I'm sure its about to make a come back !!!!

MsGrace said...

Love the LO & the story about your home.

Natty said...

i've been trying to post on here for days! love the brown and orange page, orange is my favorite color!

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