Growing Up in the Era of Avocado Green and Harvest Gold

From A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers:

(The family room has) always been jumbled, the furniture competing, with clenched teeth and sharp elbows, for the honor of the Most Wrong-looking Object. For twelve years, the dominant chairs were blood orange. The couch of our youth, that which interacted with the orange chairs and white shag carpet, was plaid–green, brown and white.

I’m embarrassed to say this hit a little too close to home, literally.

What was my mother thinking when she purchased orange velour swivel chairs and eight-foot tall green blown glass table lamps?!?

One thought on “Growing Up in the Era of Avocado Green and Harvest Gold

  1. Heh heh! Ditto on the ’70s furniture. You just better not say anything negative about the power ballads of your misspent youth, or the street light people will rise up in protest…

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