My house is very untidy – it’s reached that tipping point where I can’t bear to take any more photos of it until I’ve had a massive clean out. Goodness knows when that will be with all the end of term madness.
So, this week, I’m not going to invite you into my home. Instead, would you like to join me in a little time travel?
I have a large collection of vintage magazines from the 1930s – a relic from my teenage years when I spent more time longing to be a Mitford girl than I did clubbing. The images you’ll see below are taken from a selection of magazines mostly dating from 1936.
So, what might have been on our home wish lists in 1936? Perhaps some Lloyd Loom furniture…
It’s amazing to see it in all it’s unfaded glory. I’ve only ever seen old, battered Lloyd Loom chairs. Hard to believe how fresh this advert looks too – can you believe it’s 81 years old?
Perhaps you’d have been planning to make a bird and flower bedhead?
Or, maybe these knitted curtains would have softened those metal-framed windows in your fashionably modern home?
Or perhaps you’d have been busy embroidering some chair pads or a summer luncheon set? We had some old oak furniture a lot like this in our old house – it worked there, but never looked right here.
There’s also something really quite appealing about this room, again from 1936. Is it a dressing room, or a little study? I’m not sure, but I’d love to step into the photo and have a look round!
Finally, how about a macramé pouffe? Not dissimilar to the giant knitted ones currently about, is it?
I hope you’ve enjoyed our little time-hop. I wouldn’t want my house to be wall-to-wall Art Deco, but I do like a little smattering of it – like this jug…
Or this cupboard…
Do you love 1930s style, or does it make you cringe?