Is furniture from the 70s too recent to be considered antique? This lovely set was purchased by our parents and has been part of the fam as long as I can remember. Recently, during an unexpected burst of spring fever, mom gave the set an update with new paint and hardware. Let’s enjoy a moment of nostalgia (seriously…we know all of your parents had the same set) before we get to the finished product.
First note the lovely furniture itself. They just don’t make furniture like they used to….really. $750 for both pieces. Over 20 years later they were able to complete the set when they found the matching headboard at a garage sale for $10! As you might have guessed by the side-by-side arrangement, space was tight in their master bedroom, so the tall dresser also served as a TV stand.
Note the multiple use of doilies, serving both decorative and protective functions. One last item of interest can be seen in the mirror’s refelction. On the wall, is a batting-filled, lace-trimmed, heart-shaped necklace holder. This little gem was also both functional and decorative. Women really knew how to get the most from their decor back then.
Let’s have a look at the new and improved set… Good for another 20+ years. That is value!!
Thanks Ada! Didn’t you know that doilies are back in style?