I posted a couple of groovy photos from my vintage 1971 JCPenney catalog that I found while organizing my office the other day, and have been captivated by it ever since. This stuff is just too funny not to share, and I'm so happy that I held on to it!
So, here we go - a look back at JCP style circa 1971.
One of the trends I noticed throughout the catalog, was the idea that "More is More". See Exhibit A below. Blue carpet in the bathroom, along with a blue toilet rug, toilet seat cover, tank cover, wastebasket cover, tissue box cover, toilet paper cover and even a SCALE cover. That was a first for me - I have never seen a scale cover before, have you? The only problem I see with it is that it's covering the wrong part of the scale - you know, the part that displays the weight! ;-) As an added bonus, these items are available in a rainbow of colors, and don't forget the added bow embellishment!
Or there is this lovely Pepto Bismol look (with a round scale cover):
In keeping with the bathroom decor, evidently some women in the 1970's loved their towels so much that they wanted to wear them. So they did. And yes, the caption says, "Towels so beautiful you'll want to wear them!"
|"If only I had this towel dress in avocado green..."|
I mean, seriously, what more do you need, if you have Contact Paper? You can dress up your cabinets, update your walls, cover your furniture - the possibilities are endless!
I had to giggle a little bit at this "cloak" - I don't think my husband would mind if this came back in style, now that he has a daughter. ;-)
And then there's this sexy little number. Didn't he date Marcia Brady?