Mid Century Mondays- 1956 Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book

Before I get into today’s Mid Century feature, I have a couple things to say.
  • No, this is not becoming a Mid Century blog. I don’t know enough about Mid Century and I have too much to say about other things! I just haven’t had time to do any other posts other than this feature that I’ve started. That will change, I promise!
  • Also, check out Late Night Coffee’s blog. I’m a guest blogger today! See my post about ReSelling clothing. 
Now on to the feature!
I found this book at an estate sale and was super excited when I saw the turquoise cover! I knew it was harder to find and full of mid century decorating.
I know the web is full of images from this book so I won’t bore you with tons of them.

I totally wish I had a large room…big enough to try this room divider/bookcase idea.

Love the chairs…the carpet’s gotta go though.

Whoo hoo! Check out that atomic wallpaper!! Now why didn’t my Grandparent’s house look like this? Their decorating stopped somewhere in the mid-century but I don’t remember anything MOD or ATOMIC in their house. Oh…it was more like this….

Early American or Colonial Revival. I remember plenty of eagles, butter churns and wagon wheels at Grandma’s house. This style was popular in the mid-century, so this book has plenty of these images also. I REALLY hope the Colonial style doesn’t revive again. Please, no.

Ok, lets wash away that image with another one.

Again…am loving the bookshelves!
The book is also full of these cutesy cartoons and helpful tips.

That’s today’s Mid Century Monday! What’s your memory of Mid Century decorating??

Linking up to Thrift Share Monday.

4 thoughts on “Mid Century Mondays- 1956 Better Homes and Gardens Decorating Book”

  1. My mother loved Colonial/Early American and everything she had was a light maple. Yup – we had the eagles, especially as dresser pulls but also a large metal one as a wall decoration.

  2. The houses I remember didn't have a lot of "mid-century" decorating going on…mostly "we've got kids so this will do for now" decor. I do,however remember, mid-century decor in the restaurants we went to. Lots of orange colors, globe lighting, and rounded plastic seating…now when I see it….I get hungry.

  3. I remember this green and white fern like wallpaper in our kitchen. Everyone that saw it said they were pot plants…..we were kinda the coolest family on the block! wonder if mom's decorating had something to do with that….lol

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