So fun to see all the little touches — things that I’d forgotten, but that a photo can bring back to me. How about the curtains with the little ball fringe trim? A ’70s giveaway, for sure. The bed covering is my “puff quilt.” I learned to make the blocks at a Girls’ Club class — each is stuffed with used pantyhose. As was my fashion, I went a little overboard and instead of making enough for a pillow, I make an entire quilt. It’s still in a closet, dragged out when needed for a guest. It’s extremely heavy and warm!
I’m sitting at my desk, which my mom got from a friend, I think?? She may have refinished it as well. It had awesome little cubbies inside, and was my desk all through my childhood. It moved with me to apartments after college, and now my oldest daughter uses it. I love when a piece of furniture is loved in more than one life!But back to my room: I spy my old alarm clock on the desk — it lasted for years, and one number would flip to the next in an odd way that I’m sure no clock does anymore. I also see a decoupaged picture of a girl playing an organ that’s sitting on the desk; I’d forgotten about that and it’s no longer around. Also a little shadow box hanging on the wall; I made it from a kit (and now it hangs on my daughter’s wall), and a few little plaques that my mom decoupaged. Remember decoupaging being such an “in thing” in the 1970s?
I’m sitting there, wearing a robe my aunt made me — I wore it for years, too. It looks like I’ve got on my trusty hot pink jumpsuit on beneath; then, as now, I’m often cold. Behind me is my childhood doll bed, filled with my stuffed animals and dolls. And on the wall, my bulletin board. Maybe I was destined to be a teacher, because I always enjoyed planning and changing my bulletin board displays. Looks like it’s featuring my 4-H fair ribbons in this photo.
What are some memories you have of your childhood bedroom?