I’m grateful for reminders of my life as a newlywed and the joy and excitement of setting up my first home!
I was married in 1985. We lived in a unit for about 18 months while we saved for our first home. When we moved into our first home, I began putting aside a portion of my fortnightly salary to buy each new edition of ‘The Country Look’ from the newsagent. First up you got Folder 1 and the first section. Each edition came in sections (not a whole folder full) so it was exciting to watch your folder fill up and then move on to the next folder. For example, in Folder 1 we have: Home Design – Creative Options; and Home Design – Country Styles. In Folder 2 we have: Home Design – Colour & Pattern; and Home Design – Room Planning.
I would pour over every word, stare in fascination at all the pictures, diagrams and instructions, be hugely inspired and ultimately used many of what I learnt to decorate our new home.
The Country look was very in back then. Not so much now, but there are still elements of it that I love and that would not be out-of-place today. These folders may contain some outdated looks but they are still full of so much useful information and ideas. I think it’s high time I had another look through them for some inspiration!!
Here are a few little snaps of what is inside those folder covers, but only a few snaps of so much more! You will need to click on them to see them in a larger size.
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