Friday, June 15, 2012

The Fibro Beach Shack 'Mid Centurio Calypso Wall Art'

Happy Friday.  I'm more than excited today, I'm be taking a booty of great  retro finds up to the fibro beach shack today...Yahooooooo!  I'm going to party, Karamu, Fiesta Forever.  Come on and sing along.................




..............I'll be doing my Calypso moves whilst hanging these amazing prints I found whilst I was in Queensland, I was blown away when I saw them.  I remember these prints from when I was a child, they were hugely popular when my hip happening mother  was going through her West German pottery phase.  What I like most about them is the graphic shapes, almost like block or lino prints.  Once I got started looking for more examples of this style, I couldn't believe how popular the Calypso print movement was.

 The artist here is 'Robert Lyons', I searched the Internet and couldn't find anything substantial about this artist, I found a blog here asking the very same.  Who is this 'Robert Lyons'?  What I did find was a great blog post here that gives a blurb about mid century' Calypso Wall Art'.   Pop onto Pinterest  I'm following this one.

 The Wallpaper

I managed to track down two rolls of faux sea grass wallpaper, and the colour was perfect. 
What do you think?  You can compare here.



It's been a busy week over here in my hood, the cars packed with all my new bits with just enought space for the poodles, I'm turning off the computer and congoing myself out the door.  Have a great weekend.  Tomorrow morning I'm having a lazy morning, with a pot of tea and my ipad, catching up  on all your lovely blogs.........


17 comments:

  1. Looking good. The wallpaper really warms the room up

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  2. Put and extra cup out for me, will be there in five...

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    1. You are always welcome to drop in for a cuppa or for that matter a wine.

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  3. That retro cabinet is fantastic!

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  4. Looking fabulous. Must be so much fun to decorate x

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  5. Have a great weekend! That wall paper is fab, whereever did you find it? I've never seen or heard of these calypso art, but they're very cheery and i think I'd find it hard to resist should I see one (they remind me of the mad ukele band we had at our wedding on the beach) x

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    1. Owwhhh, Max you had me at ukele and a beach wedding...you are my kinda girl. If by chance you have posted this mad ukele band wedding I need to see it, and if you haven't you need to my lovely. Xx.

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  6. Oh its looking fabulous, you will have so much fun there. Have a lovely weekend.x

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  7. All looks lovely, very jealous!

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    1. Hi Pippa

      Thank you, I still pinch myself every time I'm there. I wish I could do it all over again.

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  8. Your Beach shack is really coming together nicely... so glad to see you kept the tahitian beauty :)

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  9. Oh wow, how gorgeous. I love mid century design. That sideboard against the wallpaper looks fantastic.

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  10. Wow Roberta, I love the wallpaper. I've never seen those calypso prints before. Hope you enjoyed your tea and blog catch up.

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  11. Oh my goodness Roberta that place looks great, such a lovely mix of mid-century style and tropical colour. That sideboard is gorgeous, and I love the ceramic pieces and the Calypso prints. Well done for all your hard work! Rachel

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  12. The Calypso prints are fun, as are the West German pots and 1970s glass.
    PS: Glad you'd go the flannie. Nice one. :)

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  13. That is gorgeous - what a great little find.

    Nina x

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  14. Your faux sea grass wallpaper really warms the space up. And I am swooning over those lush striped chairs! Cool art work, makes me wish it was summer instead of winter!

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