Tag Archives: 1970’s

Make it sound like “Bow Chicka Wow Wow”

4 May

So, I have this strong love for terrible radio rap. I know, strange, right? Anyway, I keep spotting all of this MCM furniture in many music videos and I’m going to start sharing them with you guys.

I promise I’ll occasionally throw in some good songs, too. ;)

Angela R. put up a Lil Wayne song today on FB and it somehow lead me to watching this music video. I’m not usually the biggest  fan of 70’s style for my own home, but that credenza/ console under the television is quite lovely.

Off the wire: Danish Desk

26 Jan

Erin from Bows and Sparrows gave us a heads up on her neighbor’s lovely desk. $200

DANISH MODERN TEAK DESK DOMINO

IT MEASURES 29″T X 53″W X 23″D AND THE DRAWERS  ARE 2.5″D.

There is one exactly like this on Ebay right now for $699.00

My mother bought this in the early 1970’s.  Solid teak.  Great condition

Contact: PokeyPatti@aol.com, if interested.

DO NOT WANT: Holy Disco Coke Storm

21 Jan

So the estate of either a 70’s Bachelor or a nouveau riche Mediterranean family was purchased by this Craigslist seller from an estate sale a year ago. Sadly I was hoping this was where the couch had lived for the past 4 decades, on beige floor tiles in a non-offensively neutral villa.

At first glance I imagine the years past this couch has seen; coked up pillow fights of blonde feathered-haired girls in gold lamé bikinis, as bronzed men with pillowy tufts of chest hair sit on the chair arms and adjust their lapels.

Just as this couch unfolds – into a bed.. so does its sordid history.

The 70’s came and went. From luxurious, decadent parties, to solitary days spent with only the couch’s bachelor owner. The California winters never seemed so cold and lonely. Never feeling the loving touch or snuggle of a woman or child, the couch sat on in stoic silence. Together they grew old, outdated. Their once finer and appreciated qualities now seen as laughably poor taste and design.

It wasn’t until the 2000’s when there was a time of renewal. The couch’s owner met a nice woman, a fat-butted social worker, who adored shabby chic. (Yeah, I know the seller bought it from an estate sale – but this is just a nicer spin on the story.) Her curio and cupboards full of porcelain figurines moved in, his framed Nascar posters from early 80’s moved out. The couch just had to go.

The couch is now an item of irony and oddity – a throwback to the days of disco and southwest inspired beige upholstery.

For sale now on Craigslist for the meager price of $160.00. Or, as the seller declares, “would not mind trading for medium quality electric guitar and/or Flip Video camcorder and/or SNOWSHOES?”

Craigslist: 70’s Chrome Table Lamp

29 Nov

20″ tall 4-position switch for this 5-headed beastoid lamp. Snappy. (Original Post)

Holy cheap 70’s kitchen sets, Batman..!

27 Nov

Yeah, a few decades after the fact, but still an interesting set for only $75.00. Damn, I’m into that. (Original Post)
As my boyfriend put it, “it’s like a robot giving you a vinyl hug.”

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