Sometimes you just have to get dramatic…and today’s photo shoot is all about ’80s drama of the interior design variety! The summer that I began writing this blog, I started seriously collecting 1980s decor. One of my favorite activities was going from thrift store to thrift store hunting down ceramics from the Decade of Decadence. One thing that I could always count on finding: ceramic swans.
A few summers later, I picked up an ’80s silk floral arrangement, custom-made, at a garage sale in my neighborhood. You may remember it from this ’80s-style Thanksgiving post. The swans were on display in my home for years, but I packed them away when I moved to our new place, as I was going for a more minimalist, geo look (think marble obelisks and Memphis-style objects).
I figured it was time they saw the light of day again…
And of course, I had to dust off the floral arrangement and give it a second tribute in photos:
Not pictured: my ceramic swans in purple, black and hunter green. Colors you can always count on finding at thrift stores: peach, mauve, white and country blue!
If you’re a fan of the ceramic swan, the good news is that you can still pick these up for a few dollars apiece at second-hand stores such as Goodwill. They were originally used to hold washcloths and hand towels (often rolled up), but you can put them in any room of the house and treat them as figurines.
Do you collect any items from the 1980s? I love to hear about what inspires people to collect, so leave me a comment below… Thanks for reading!
I have a swan identical to the peach one in your beautiful photos! I would love to know who made it. Can you tell me?