When I was a new bride in the mid-1980s the country style of decorating was in full swing, and I loved it! But like all styles, we got tired of it and moved on to something else... and now you mostly find decorative items in dusty rose and country blue, and all the ducks and geese collecting dust in the thrift stores.
Recently, though, I decided to re-visit that style of decorating in one small area of my home, with a "pioneer girl" themed "nook". I was inspired by participating in the "I Remember Laura" Blog-a-Thon and Art Swap hosted by Miss Sandy at Quill Cottage.
I gathered up all my Little House on the Prairie books (including the spin-off series, the picture books, and several LIW biographies) and my set of LHP DVDs and put them together on this small bookcase, and then decorated with a pioneer theme around them, incorporating the pieces I received in the Art Swap. I'm sure I'll be tweaking it some, but so far I am pleased with it.
My porcelain doll actually has a prairie dress and sunbonnet. I just don't know where they are right at the moment, and I haven't bothered to go digging for them because I like her school jumper, too.
Whaddya think? It's not too 1980's, is it?