Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 27, 1975 · Page 84
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July 27, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 84

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Suwf av Eclectic Safest Route To First Furnishings A HAPPY M I N G L I N G of period's .spfx the toncof l^iiy ami Michael Powerscs' apartment. While the living room, s/ioirn. ix primarily contemporary in mood, a quaint oak table and chairs with a Tiffany lamp above occupies the adjacent dining ell. (Daily Mail photo by Karl Henton.) By ANN GRIFFITH Daily Mail Home Furnishings Editor ·'Authentic Attic" and "Early Gmxl- will" are a couple of more familiar terms used to describe the eclectic interiors oi many newlyweds' first homes and apartments. It is difficult -- often impossible - to buy everything necessary to set up housekeeping overnight. Home furnishings purchases usually stretchout over a long period of time . . . in f a c t , they generally never end as tastes and furniture needs change and pieces are replaced with others. More fortunate than many brides is Peggy Parks Powers, who. with the help ot her father, acquired several good pieces o! furniture for her career-girl apartment in North Carolina. Fortunately her purchases fit well into the Victorian Anns apartment already occupied by her groom. Michael Patrick Powers. Also enhancing the apartment's decor are such handsome wedding gifts as a large silk-screen print and a one-of-a-kind sculptured steel cocktail table, both shown in the accompanying photograph of the Powerses' living room. While the most economical way to devise a fascinating decor is the eclectic or "found objects" approach, authorities in the home furnishings field endorses Peggy's shrewdness in investing in first-quality seating pieces, since shortcuts in this category will all-too-soon prove a false economy, i Another of this supplement's theme brides. Cindy Taylor, and her husband. Joe. prove themselves consumer- wise. They presently are shopping tor a sofa as the first major purchase for their mobile home in St. Albans.i Recognizing that many young couples starting out housekeeping have tin:;-u/v in deciding on a specific cwvraur.J u n c - tion, interior designers jx.int out ih;.' "edec'iic" is not only the quickest but ai.vi the safest route to furnishing a first ho:i!v since it permits a switch later w!ih»j: completely replacing a rooinlul ut !ur::- ture. Peggy and Michael, with a natural bent toward eclecticism, have acquired a number of older pieces They currently arc refinishing an oak china cabinet to go w i i h their oak table and chairs, and found a bedroom suite with a marble-top dresser through a classified ad. An "anything goes" style, eclectic can combine contemporary w i t h traditional w i t h j u n k s h o p t r e a s u r e s a n d a t t i c "finds." Or. for the resourceful, even urn eery store "finds" lit into the eclectic scheme. Peggy P a r k s , f o r i n s t a n c e , stained two orange crates to compliment her apartment's decor, stacked them on their sides, one atop the other, and - presto -- she had a storage piece with exactly the right dimensions to hold record albums! BOARDING Inside-Outside Runs GROOMING VILLAGE PET SHOP 5200 MacCorkle Ave. S. E. Kan. City Ph. 925-7571 -COMMENTARY ON WEDDINGS- t's Better When You Know The Cast By RON HUTCHISON Of The Daily Mail Staff · A wedding is like a good play because you know the plot, recognize the characters and hope for a happy ending. ;; What happens after the "play" is something else again, but the launching onto the sea of matrimony is always interesting. 11 To get the couple on their way. the Bridegroom, after declaring his intentions as honorable, must pop the question. '.'. Stuttering and stammering, throat tighter than a'new pair of shoes, he whispers. "Will .·. " and that bashful, retiring maiden yells. "Herbie. you've made me the happiest girl in the world". , The boy finds himself altar-bound just [because lie was about to ask for a drink of ·water. ; Then come the pre-wedding preparations. Picking out the china, silverware, linens, and furniture. These are all in the bride's domain. The bridegroom decides the important questions--Will we devalue the dollar'.'. Will Joe Namath play next year?.. .and Arch Moore run again? There are parties for the bride. Her f r i e n d s shower h e r w i t h g i f t s -- u s u a l l y eight toasters, six coffee pots and a towel. The bridegroom gets to look at the loot-that's his share of the community property. The one really taking the bath is the bride's father. He foots the bill and to him the production seems larger than "Gone With The Wind". He's handed out so many checks he's getting writer's cramp. But. after all. this is Daddy's little girl, so he makes like .1. Paul Getty. Mama of the bride has a special role. She wants a better, more e x t r a v a g a n t wedding than she had. If the Civic Center and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra were free she'd hire them and still want Billy Graham to perform the ceremony. The bride's mother wants everything beautiful and perfect. But she won't see a thing because she'll be crying through the ' ceremony. The bride's father should wear a suit with drip-dry lapels. There are also the spear carriers of the wedding--the ring bearer, flower girl, organist, ushers, j i l t e d b o y f r i e n d and ditched girlfriend. the aisle with beauty and elegant grace. She hardly resembles the freckled-face tomboy with cut lip and bruised knuckles who was beating up boys a few years ago. The essence of loveliness, she's the same girl who still doesn't tidy her room and can't cook a TV dinner. She flunked thawing in Home EC but she'll seem like Betty ('rocker to young Lochinvar. Finally the minister pries the "1 Dos" out of the numb couple. The relieved participants adjourn for refreshments and for the bride to cram wedding cake into the daxed husband. I t ' l l be his only square meal for several months. ntimatdy the happy pair will vanish for the honeymoon; their friends will head out to give the couple's apartment agoing- over f o r . t h e i r welcome h o m e a n d t h e bride's father will head for a loan company. Then it'll be time to sit back and reflect on the words of some p h i l o s o p h e r who said: "Marriage resembles a pair of shears, so joined that they cannot be separated: often moving in opposite directions, yet always p u n i s h i n g a n y o n e who comes between them". Weddings ·.Banquets Sales Meetings % Picnics · Private Parties Just for the family ... or for relatives and friends by the d o z e n s . . . we can help make your dinner | ^X party truly elegant, from the cake to the canapes. 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