I am not certain what has occurred with the algorithm of Pinterest in the past couple years. At first, it was set up so we could cultivate our favored inspiration. Now the inspiration is manipulated and cluttered with randomness and advertising. I lost interest in the site for a while . . . until I pinned . . .
. . . this image from a very cool Cali blog called San Francisco Girl by Bay. The image has by far been the most pinned and re-pinned image I have selected. I pinned it to my board called “Funky Little Mix Match”.
I only recently realized why I was drawn to this image. It took me back to my very first apartment. I was 19.
My girlfriend Debbie and I could only afford a one bedroom. She “drew” the bedroom. The living room was mine. I purchased a sleek and chic teak wood daybed and dresser at Del -Teet when it’s flagship place was on Seattle’s Capital Hill. ( At that time Capital Hill was the center the region’s design culture, a hangout for University of Washington art, architecture, and interior design students. ) I was not a student at the “U”, I worked a full-time job and attended an affordable “Junior” college.
There was a huge drawer underneath the daybed to store my bedding. In the daytime I threw a cozy fur-like throw atop the blue striped ticking mattress, and piled on velvet square and round, “typical late 60’s – early 70’s” pillows. Above the bed, an inspired by Carole King ‘s music mindset “Tapestry” filled the wall space.
Stereo speakers served as end tables, and cinder blocks between wood planks displayed our books, record albums and grandma’s vases filled with straw flowers from Seattle’s waterfront import shops or the famous Pike Place Market. In leu of a “peacock” and a “gnome” we each had our copies of “Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and elephants with trunks pointed up.
We were “Mary Richards” and “Rhoda Morgenstern”.
This all American girl still loves a binge of boho!
No Anthro. . . “apologie”, here!
Who can turn the world on with her smile?
Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
Well it’s you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it
Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don’t you take it
You’re gonna make it after all
You’re gonna make it after all
Still twirling and tossing that hat!
Off to the workplace!
w / L
Happy Sunday, dear Lynne! What a fun image. When I have a few spare minutes (feels rare since I’m in a very busy time of the year at work) I jump on Pinterest for some visual day dreaming. Right now I’m obsessed with Italy since Scott and I will be traveling there in July.
So which one are you—Mary or Rhonda (great question Sheri!)?
Miss you Lynne. I hope you are well and enjoying your pretty family. Some of our first places to live were sparkly furnished. We could not afford much. I think everyone wanted to be Mary..so young, so cute and ready for the adventure of living in the city. Blessings to you my dear friend, xoxo, Susie
I was fine until I got to “Who can turn the world on with her smile?’ Sigh…instant tears.
Loved this, and that apartment sounds perfect.
Keep twirling and tossing that hat. 🙂
Still twirling and tossing that hat…love that image. Yes, you’re gonna make it after all.
Which one were you?…….Mary or Rhoda? I loved that show, and still watch some of the reruns haha. Your apartment during your college days sounds nice. Didn’t you just love the “funky little mix match” back then? That’s what my first houses were too, nothing really matched or went together…….but it was home to me. : ) I hope you had a very nice Mother’s Day, Lynne.
Hello Lynne! All of the social media sites we love are changing, even Instagram. There’s no getting away from the advertising and other tactics to make money. But we continue to share because we need to be creative! Love that Boho apartment. I remember those days!