Tuesday, March 22, 2005

better homes

34. Carpet extends to owners’ bathroom

One end is almost walnut
....Buffet supper? Rearrange living-room chairs and tables, set up card tables, and bring in turquoise kitchen chairs....Televsion football game? Seat a dozen boys and dads in activity room...

From the September, 1954 Better Homes and Gardens article on the 'home for all America.'

via a comment at Parade of Homes 1956 at Swapatorium - a fine blog about odd finds. via grow a brain

Comments: better homes

#34 looks terrifyingly like Portable Classrooms 17 and 18 at Ararat High. (Right along with the 2 years that they also took to download.)
Posted by Sedgwick at March 22, 2005 08:19 PM

Sorry - I should have had a download warning.

Says something about it (or my weakness for mid-century magazines) that despite the dial-up I almost got through all the pages.
Posted by boynton at March 22, 2005 08:25 PM

What televsion channel is the football on? Seven, Nine or Ten? Or is the The Winners?
Posted by Tony.T at March 23, 2005 04:49 PM

Televsion = what happens to your eyes when you watch too much.
What happens to the sense of self when guests desert the buffet for the activity room to watch football, dragging their turqouise chairs behind them...

& - Now: Anyone but Nine...
Then: Quite possibly Arnott's Football Inquest?
Posted by boynton at March 24, 2005 12:02 PM

The Pelaco Footy Show


Who Won And Why.
Posted by Tony.T at March 24, 2005 01:48 PM

But there was nothing like Mike Williamson lauding the performance of an Arnott's Teddy Bear between the panel analysis of the Swans trouncing the Demons at the Lakeside Oval.
Or was that Teddy Whitten?
Posted by boynton at March 24, 2005 01:59 PM

Oh - a bit of googling has revealed Pelaco preceded Arnotts. Never saw the Pelaco version.
Business Shirts would have taken centre stage instead of Butternut Snaps.
Posted by boynton at March 24, 2005 02:23 PM

And Patra orange juice, Red Tulip chocolates and Four n Twenty pies.
Posted by Tony.T at March 24, 2005 03:04 PM

I thought the chocolates were Ballantynes...
Posted by boynton at March 24, 2005 03:12 PM

I think they came later. They definitely had RT during the seventies.
Posted by Tony.T at March 24, 2005 03:37 PM


I'll have to get the DVD and do some tulip spotting...

btw - Tony, this review sums up my own feelings on the Football wars - how Channel 7 has heritage value - the collective memory of the tribe. Channel 10 is unpretentious and ok. Channel 9 is marketing entertainment. It could be any old game.

(Think I'd better leave the Activity room now, and return to the buffet)
Posted by boynton at March 24, 2005 03:47 PM

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