I know, I know...it is not even Thanksgiving yet...but I am excited to decorate our new home and have been thinking about it all week. I even played a little Christmas music the other day.
Long story short....I could not find ANY of the Christmas magazines and only found 3 of the original ones from the tag sale. We moved in such a flash that I have no recall of most days of it and what, where or how I packed things. I tried really hard to be organized and then all hell broke loose and so much was just stuffed away randomly. (I even think I threw away one of the Direct TV receivers that we lease. ugh).
So I pick up a House and Garden magazine dated April 1971 and start thumbing through it and fell upon this:
Now you may think this is the garden or sun room and that is why it is decorated in such a way, but no the whole house is like this.
Her name is Mrs. Cooper. Mrs. Cooper? Why would they keep referring to her as Mrs. Cooper? Is it the formality of the time? It is 1971 not 1941. Mrs. Cooper?
Maybe this swan standing in the middle of the table could have given me a hint.
But I am not that savy about these things.
Here is a photo of her children. Cute, right?
Okay, okay enough with the pictures.
Here is the mistress of this house.
I guess if you are non other than Gloria Vanderbilt you can get away with any decorating faux pas. Or maybe it was just the most fantastic decorating ever in the eyes of those in 1971.
What do you think? Yay or nay?
And yes that little guy on the right is Anderson Cooper.
I love, adore, and admire Anderson Cooper, so I guess living in this house was good for him.