Motifs like apples – remember when everyone had apple stuff all over their kitchen? Or maybe you had teapots or little hand stitch-looking cottages? Or kittens and puppies? Or little flowers? Or bears (oh my!)?
Well, those days are gone. I didn’t think I would miss them but I do. In comparison, today’s products display a style that is just not for me.
I finally broke down and bought plain tissue box covers because the cardboard boxes they come in are so darn ugly. I am looking at a box that is lavender with black leaves and larger aqua, taupe and purple leaves on it. Ugly!
Who is designing this stuff and isn’t it time for them to go back to the asylum? How about some basic neutral colors with muted patterns or perhaps a marble design in simple colors? I don’t ever use my tissue box as the focal point of my room. People who do, need a life and should not be employed by these companies.
I was patiently waiting for the new holiday Kleenex boxes to come out. They are more costly but have a fun design. This year’s design looks like a little house. I miss the oval shape with the more colorful tree ornaments or other winter scenes. At least it’s not taupe with aqua and purple.
Perhaps today’s designers have a different idea of neutral. Did it change when I wasn’t looking? Did I miss the memo? I am starting to long for some nice apples.