We all seem fascinated by what endures in decorating -- the fabrics and chairs that never look tired, even after four decades, or the accessories that go decidedly out of style only to come back again with a vengeance years later. Since we're approaching holiday season, I thought it would be fun to look at the gifts House Beautiful was suggesting to chic readers in December 1968. I'll share just a few off and on throughout the coming weeks. See which ones you think stand the test of time.
Above, "a cozy Pucci pink-and-orange wool afghan from Lord & Taylor, a no-nonsense Staffordshire lion and a wondrously emblazoned ostrich egg." The magazine's stylist used a backdrop of "Montargis" French documentary chintz from Brunschwig & Fils. Shown at the top, sheer scented stationery with mod lining and "Youth Dew" blotter. At $5, this set was one of HB's under $25 offerings.