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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Truly the best vintage finds are those that belonged to our own family members. 

Though she may not remember much these days, my grandma can still dig through a pile of family photos with me and point out all the names of faces that have long ago passed.  Some of my favorite stories come from the early 60's, when my grandma and my mother lived in Cocoa Beach, Florida and owned the Cocoa Bowl-a-rama.  Photos below!

My little grams, workin the shoe rental counter

Grandma throws a birthday party for my mom - the little dark haired girl to her left

  My mom and grams off to league night at the bowling alley

I can't decide who's presenting who with a trophy here...

Grandma on the left, keeping an eye on her alley

Me and my beautiful Grams, 2012


Monday, March 5, 2012

Midcentury Monday #24


Hi friends!

2012 has been super busy so far!  Sometimes, though, you just have to take a moment to appreciate all the fabulous that the 50's and 60's left behind.

^ Mod Light Fixture, 1960's ^

^ Stiffel Lamps, 1960's ^

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Midcentury Monday #23 1/2


I'd like to welcome you to Midcentury Monday #23 1/2: a cheat post.

I spent the majority of this weekend cleaning and embroidering and generally getting ready to go to home to San Diego. I haven't been home since June and I am so so excited to see my friends, my family, my dog(!), and the lovely lovely ocean. If you weren't aware, the Southern California Pacific is quite a different beast than the Northern ;) Plus! Mexican food. Nobody (except Mexicans) does Mexican food like San Diego.

Getting back on track... rather than slop together a half-assed MCMM post, I have decided to share with you my all-time favorite post of this series, Midcentury Monday #12. It was published in the middle of August! It's just so pretty to look at and the information makes driving around in old neighborhoods a bit more fun.

Without further ado!  Midcentury Monday #23 1/2:

We learn the different styles of midcentury roofs!

roof formed by two gables that dip in the middle

roof having a single slope, or several at various angles

roof which follows a convex curve about one axis and a concave curve about the other

a triangular sloping roof, usually used with clerestory windows and an attached flat roof

roof with a slope less than thirty degrees


 roof pattern composed of many acute angles

Class dismissed!

♥ factoids via the Mid-Century Modern League

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The January Mix

The January Mix is here! This month's mix is all about the girl groups!

01 // The Jewels // Opportunity
02 // The Cookies // Chains
03 // The Marvelettes // Don't Mess with Bill
04 // The Ronettes // He Did It
05 // The Ikettes // I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
06 // The Flirtations // Nothing But A Heartache
07 // The Goodies // Sophisticated Boom Boom
08 // The Charmaines // What Kind of Girl (Do You Think I Am)
09 // The Cinderellas // Baby Baby (I Still Love You)
10 // The Fabulettes // Try The Worryin' Way
11 // The Teen Queens // Eddie My Love
12 // The Blossoms // Move On
13 // The Shangri-Las // Hate To Say I Told You So
14 // The Velvettes // Needle in a Haystack

So there you have it!  If you enjoy this mix and would like to receive ONE email a month containing your download link, join me through Google Friend Connect (in the sidebar) and shoot an email to sayin' you want in!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Midcentury Monday #23


First post of the new year! Sadly I have been pretty damn ill since Thursday, and not in a good way. I spent NYE asleep on my couch with my roommate who is equally sick! Solidarity, right?

Anyways, I know what you're all here for so no more chatter! Check it out...

^ Airplane Phone, 1960s ^

^ Czech Side Table, 1960s ^

^ Walnut Highboy, 1960s ^