Tuesday, October 4, 2011

{the house of retro goodness - blogtoberfest day IV}

Happy House

Lounge

Dining

Ktichen

Retro Cold Collation

Ms L's friends own the most fabulous house down on the Mornington Peninsula.  I've dubbed it 'the house of retro goodness'.  It's full to the brim with sensational retro furniture, bric a brac, etc, etc.  It's absolutely delightful.  Stepping into it is like stepping back in time.

A time where I sat at my grandmother's laminated table on the vinyl chairs having supper before I went to bed.  A time where I cosied up in the lounge room in front of the heater in the evenings playing monopoly and cluedo.  A time where the tv got turned off in favour of spending time with people.  Good times.  Simple times.

We're very lucky that these wonderful people have offered up their beach house to us on a number of occasions this year.  On both visits I've returned home feeling completely refreshed and renewed.  There's some magic in that house , 'the house of retro goodness'.

And I so want to take home that dinner set!

18 comments:

  1. I just want to pick that ham right off the plate and eat it!

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  2. Remember my grandparents laminated table very well too.
    Have just returned from holidays and am loving all this blogtoberfest!

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  3. I love that dining room table and chairs. So cool!

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  4. It looks perfect! I love those green curtains.

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  5. My grandparents had a table just like that. What a fab place to getaway to.

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  6. I LOVE that table and chairs. Yes, the memories flood back. I used to sit with my Grandpa at his, watching him role his cigarettes, all done with precision and a final flourish of the hand. :-)

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  7. OMG! I love the table and chairs too.
    What a great place.

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  8. Looks gorgeous! I love the table and chairs and the green carpet.

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  9. Feels like a a holiday just looking at it - love the green carpet and that lunch looks a little bit yummy!

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  10. That is one magical house indeed...sigh!

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  11. aah, carpet squares. so sensible. what ever happened to carpet squares - and in such a fab colour! I love a spot to rejooov.
    I am looking forward to blogtoberfesting with great imperfection - just like a carpet square!

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  12. What a lovely little spot to visit:) Memories are the best:)

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  13. What a great house, both outside and in!

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  14. I love it so much retro! The ink chairs do it for me.

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  15. Holiday joy, loving the retro kitchen chairs.

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  16. My MIL has only just relegated that table and those chairs to the patio!!

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  17. Haha - look at all of us taking off with bits of this house! (I'll be having the red chairs thank you very much!)
    Looks like a relaxed place Cathy.
    x

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