Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Decorating Green Acres Style

I watch Green Acres and notice the decor. Am I the only one who does this? I notice movie sets too.  Anyway, on a Green Acres episode I saw beautiful Lisa (who adored a penthouse view) and Oliver (who didn't) had a leopard sofa!  Back then it probably was real leopard, but now we have the technology to print "leopard skin" that looks real.  Even in an all white decor, a little "leopard" can look classy.  I read about a French interior designer who always had a touch of leopard in her home. Here are a few examples of a bench, a dog bed, arm chair, ceramic COOKIE JARS and for the less adventurous, cleaning gloves!  I can see Lisa wearing them...














30 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

I have often paused a COMMERCIAL to study the room in the background!

1 Funky Woman said...

I do it too, love the set more than the movie sometimes. Too funny because the picture of the cheetah handbag cookie jar I almost ordered!

queenbuffness said...

OH yeah! do it all the time. I recently watched Hitchcock's Veritgo and paused it 30+ times to see the room sets. All full up of things my Mom had in our house in 59! Also love the clothes,hair and nails. loved em. Well, maybe not the pointy bras so much.

fairfieldhouse said...

I do the same and can often date a series or movie by the set. I love classic movies and it's so easy to tell the ones made right after prohibition because everyone has a drink in their hand!
As far as leopard prints, I will leave them for The Flintstones, though the dog bed is adorable.

Andrea said...

Love this old show!
Hugs,
andrea

cindy said...

Beautiful picture of Zsa Zsa Gabor.
Such class!

Julie said...

I remember watching the show. What a hoot. That was one lady that got taken out of the city, but he could never take the city out of her!!!! And yes I like to have a little "big cat" print here or there. I would send you a photo of one item in my closet right now. A leopard print miniature chaise lounge, of all things. I saw it when thrifting and invisioned it on top of a hutch one day with something displayed on it. It's not tiny. Probably 14 inches long and 12 inches at it's peak where the head rests. If I ever get the vision completed and out of the closet, I will have to post on it. Thanks for sharing the fun today on your post.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I do it too! There are some movies you could see yourself living in!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I LOVE sets! Tv shows and films both. I LOVE sets. I pay more attention to sets, than to story lines.

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Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

And I see that there are many of us, who love sets.

We need a blog, to gather in. :-)

"Set Lovers Unite" or something. :-)))

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Life At Camellia Cottage said...

When I was little (in the 50's to 60's) my mother had a pair of fake leopard fur gloves. I coveted those gloves. They were so soft and pretty. I still covet those gloves. I bet she still has them stuck back in a drawer somewhere that hasn't seen the light of day in, um, 40 years or so!

Sandy said...

Loved the chair, I love looking at TV and movie set rooms.
Sandy

Crafty Gal Linda said...

The cleaning gloves are cute! :)

AshTreeCottage said...

I also watch movies to see the decor. I love old movies like Bringing Up Baby and Mr Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse, Christmas in Connecticut (love the beamed ceilings and the huge stone fireplace). Some newer ones have charming settings too, such as the sweet English cottage in Holiday and Meg Ryan's apartment in You've Got Mail. Isn't it wonderful to be able to pause a scene to get a really good look!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE LEOPARD...A TOUCH OF HERE OR THERE IS YUMMY! I EVEN DID A POST ABOUT IT AWHILE BACK! I HAD A LEOPARD COAT IN HIGH SCHOOL AND INFACT IT'S STILL IN MY CEDER CHEST! I LOVE MOVIES FOR THE ROOMS ETC. TOO. I HAD A LITTLE GRAND DAUGHTER WITH ME AND WE WERE SHOPPING AND I WAS GOING TO BUY SOME LEOPARD SLIPPERS AND SHE WOULDN'T LET ME..."OH GRANDMA, THOSE ARE NOT IN STYLE!" AND THEN SHE WOULD LAUGH AT ME...CUTE LITTLE STINKER! COME SAY HI :D

GardenofDaisies said...

LOL! I guess I had never noticed-- I watched that a few times when I was a kid. I'll have to tell my sister she loves animal prints.

Just Breathe said...

I never paid attention to the decorations when I watched it way back when.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a cute thought! I know I do when I watch movies! I love your blog so much, I'm going to put it in my favorites list! Happy blogging! ♥

SueWis said...

Are you kidding me? I have to look at the background, check out what they are wearing, etc. etc. It's a wonder I can even follow a movie.

Karen said...

Question is: Do you have any animal print around? :)

Ann Marie said...

Yes and Yes.
If the story is boring.. who cares as long as the furniture..decorating.. and landscape is beautiful!

I watched Marie Antoinette a few days ago.. Didn't care much for the story.. but the pastries.. landscape, dresses and decor were HAPPY EYE CANDY.

Linz said...

yes, i definitely notice decor in movies, commercials, books, etc. i love how the pig is dominant in front of a leopard sofa.

Janean said...

Karen, I DO have two pillows on the guest bed that are leopard! The whole bed set is chocolate velvet, so the leopard accent pillows blend well.

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

I do the same thing...glad to know I'm not alone!

Technodoll said...

He he. I have animal prints all over my house in little doses... cushions, blankets, dog beds, chairs... OK maybe lots of doses.

Reeerrrr!

lori vliegen said...

i'm discovering that we get more kindred every day!!! i used to watch green acres, too.....and i SO remember that couch (did mr. haney drive you nuts, too?!)! and i LOVE to watch old movies.....mainly for the decor, the fashions, the hairstyles.....who cares about the plot! one of my favorites is "how to marry a millionaire" with marilyn monroe......and then, of course, there are the grace kelly movies, the audrey hepburn......pass the popcorn, please..... :))

Rita said...

That show was always fun to watch. Wow, what a doggy bed!

Dawn said...

That photo brings back so many memories of my Grandma Kay. She was well known for mixing leoprd prints and the color lavendar in both her home and wardrobe! And it was all often done in shiny satin. Talk about diva!
Hugs,
Dawn

goldenbird said...

I used to watch Green Acres and enjoyed it, but I don't think I paid attention to the decor. Those cookie jars are adorable!

Lori said...

my favorite was Petticoat Junctions! Now thats a funny home to like, well hotel! And really any of those old country home houses. The movie Hope Floats has a awesome old home in it I love!! Lori