Saturday, March 17, 2012

Vintage Mom

Today is my Mom's birthday so I thought it was appropriate to share this vintage postcard from Lake Eola in Orlando in the late 40's.  My mother was a model at that time.  That's her in in the top photo in the left of the frame ... the lady standing to her right is her best friend, Canada. 

                                                   Happy Birthday Mom .. we miss you!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Calling All RetroNauts

Welcome to my blog about anything and everything vintage and retro.  I have always had a passion for the style and  glamour of the past.  My mother, who was born in the mid 1920's, shared this love of  vintage glitz.  Her recollections and those of my grandmothers of the lifestyle and clothing of "their days" made for wonderful Sunday afternoon memories.  I would sit for hours listening to them and then beg my grandmother to draw "Clara Bow" lips on me with her Tangee lipstick.  They are both gone now but I have a daughter of my own to pass their stories down to.  She delights in them as much as I did.  I even have my own stories to add now as I tell her what it was like to grow up in the 60's and 70's.  Now she wants a pair of GoGo boots from the 60's.  Aaahhh, good times .... good times.