How cool would it be to go back in time and spend a day at 1950′s Disneyland??
I have a love affair with all vintage VW vehicles (bugs & squarebacks are near and dear to my heart as well) but there is something so full of promise & excitement about an adorable VW camper van, a full tank of gas, and a great co-pilot.
Sean and I were like 10 year olds at Claires at the Rose Bowl Flee Marlet. We simultaneously loved everything but couldn’t committ to anything. One must really go with a clear cut vision of what they are looking for in my opinion. I had a mental list of about 10 things that I wanted to persue and that was way too many. We ended up falling in love with something that definitely was not on the list (I swear!)….Vintage School Charts. We (slightly embarrasingly due to the fact that we are years away from having kids) plan to hang them in our future baby’s nursery. Long story short, they are amazing and were too cool to pass up. Other things we fell in love with but didn’t buy were pieces of industrial salvage (wire baskets, metal bins, scales, crates), vintage flour sack pillows, and lots and lots of cool midcentury modern furniture.
My cute little hubby proudly displaying our purchase.
I am endlessely impressed that some of the most beautiful and creative things come from the poorest areas of the world. It is such a testament to the power of the human spirit and to the fact that being a creative person is largely a matter of thinking about the world in a certain way rather than environmental. I have visited a few relatively poor island countries (just on vacation, I definitely am not making a claim that I understand their situations or lives), and was taken aback by how colorful and happy people’s lives seemed in spite of their obvious poverty. I really think it is beacause they recognize that they have a choice to be happy or unhappy, and they just choose happiness. I think it is a combination of necessity and innate creativity that breed such beautiful handmade crafts from such places in the world. Anyhow, long rant…I stumbled across these beautiful handmade vintage blankets (frasadas) from Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in South America, availiable at Shop Twine. They are so incredibly colorful and happy and, as the website points out, “each one is totally unique…snuggle up in one before they are gone forever.”
I think they would be just perfect on top of an otherwise all white bed!
…that after seeing this picture I want to collect vintage skateboards for my future son? Nah!