I found this scrapbook in my Mom's hope chest while cleaning out her house when she moved into the nursing home.
I never had a chance to discuss it with her, but it appears to be a school project from the mid 1940's where she is supposed to describe her dream home.
She got a B+ on it.
I'm pretty sure she didn't write this poem, but it seems fitting for the scrapbook.
Other than the blue linoleum, one of the first things I noticed in the entryway is the white harp chairs. I've never seen them made in anything other than a mahogany wood color. Must have been a little trendy to have them painted white back then.
I like the teal blue wall color in the living room area.
I'm thinking those cabinets are the metal kind. And it looks like the counter is linoleum with a metal edge.
The idea for a bathroom in the master bedroom must not be as new as I thought.
The thing that I noticed in the boys room is how large it is and ...
the map used as a window shade. A great idea that I might steal! Sort of Pottery Barnish.
The little girl's room is very girly and very pretty. It reminds me of the Brady Bunch girl's room.
There's even a guest room in the attic.
I find it amazing that there are four bedrooms upstairs, yet so little actual living space downstairs. We're used to a living room, family room, etc in this day and age.
This scrapbook allowed me a little look into my Mom's hopes, dreams and expectations as a young woman.
I will tell you that very little of this dream home ever came to realization.
She didn't get the white picket fence. She didn't get the bathroom in the master bedroom. She didn't get a lot of it.
But it is still nice to dream. You have to have your dreams!
I am linking to Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingie Thursday, My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday and Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday.
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