This is going to be another one of those posts of pure coincidence — this time I’m not talking about a piece that I inherited from my grandparents — instead how funny it is that history repeats itself. Case in point — I didn’t see the above photo from 1964 of my Mom, Nana and Uncle (and sleeping dog in lower right corner) for the first time until about two years ago. That was about four years after I bought a chair that looks quite similar to the round chair in the upper left hand corner of this photo. But mine is orange — and my Nana’s was surely not also orange — right?
Wrong! The chair in question makes another appearance in 1970 — this time in color — proving that yes, even though I had no idea that Nana and Bob had a round orange chair that disappeared many years before I was born — I seemed to have gravitated to a very similar chair for my own house.
They aren’t twins, but surely must be related.
If further proof that history repeats itself is needed — here’s another example. The wooden end table in the photo of above of my Nana and her brother (the table also appears in the photo of the orange chair) is very similar to the mid century end table that is currently for sale at West Elm.
When I saw the table in question for the first time I remarked how cool it was (for new furniture) to my Mom — who told me that it looks just like the ones that her Dad made back in the 1960s.
So there you have it folks. History repeats itself!