August 14, 2013

Not So Shabby Chic

The handcrafted movement today has its roots in crafty trends from decades past, the most recent of which was a push for all things handmade during the hippie period of the late 1960s/early 1970s.  Of course craftspeople create in all eras, but this was a moment in décor history when they were making headlines and inspiring entire magazines, like McCall's Needlework & Crafts, the source for this terrific interior décor.

It's a 1970 bedroom complete with poppy needlepoint bedspread, quilted bolster and crocheted rug.  The headboard, drawer pulls and mirror are made of embroidery hoops and crochet.  Even the lamp is handmade, created of an old glass bottle and new wiring.  Not so shabby - and chic!

Source: McCall's Needlework & Crafts, Spring-Summer 1970.


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