Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tiki tiki (outfit #7)

My 1950s, Polynesian inspired, green, and yellow play suit.  The label is Helene Surfer's Paradise.  It's made of thick, lined cotton, zips up the back, and has adjustable button straps.  I purchased it from RogueRetro on etsy.  Perhaps it's time for a trip to the famous Tiki Inn Motel in Palo Alto, CA.

1960s 1950s hawaiian tiki playsuit bathing suit  Just Peachy, Darling

1940s playsuit pattern  Just Peachy, Darling

Happy Sunday!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Palms and flamingos (outfit #6)

My 1950s, pink and aqua floral wiggle dress (with the original belt), by Palm Fashions of Deland, Florida, was an ebay purchase.  My turquoise bakelite clip-on earrings were a thrift store find. 
                        1950s 1960s retro shasta trailer aqua wiggle dress pink palms flamingos  Just Peachy, Darling

My lipstick is called Cherries in the Snow and was introduced by Revlon in 1953, and is still available today.

Vintage Revlon lipstick nail polish color chart retro 40s 50s 60s  Just Peachy, Darling

Happy Sunday!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Celebrating our anniversary

My husband and I are getting ready to celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary on June 12th.  We wanted to get out of town and do something unique and memorable.  After a friend's recommendation of a little spot, a quick drive away, we booked our reservation.  I've been crushing on vintage campers for awhile now.  I just needed to get the husband "on board."
Meet "Sally," the 1962 Shasta travel trailer we stayed in at the Starlite Classic Campground!

We brought all the kids with us, and then my mom picked them up for a sleepover at her house.  We enjoyed some swimming...

some cannonballing...

some lizard watching...

Starlite Classic Campground Colorado retro vacation Just Peachy, Darling
mini golf...

and marshmallow roasting...

all before they left for grandma's house!  Here is a quick look at the inside of our camper:

The sofa pulls out into a double bed, after the tables flip up on the wall.  Of course, my luggage is vintage.

There is an identical table on the other side that comes down to maximize space.  This was my first foray into using a coffee percolator.

The mini fridge

propane stove, oven, and sink

The second pull out bed

Only Elowyn got to stay the night with us in the trailer.  We grilled out for dinner, but for breakfast I attempted to make sausage and french toast on the propane stove.  I've never cooked with propane before.  It seemed there were only two setting; fiery inferno and "off!"  I managed to cook everything perfectly, but I set the fire alarm off twice!

My husband's shirt is vintage 60s dead stock (New old stock)!

You've gotta love a fiberglass bullet planter, in pink, of course!!  Here are a couple of Sally's neighbors:

retro camping  Just Peachy, Darling
Ginny, a 1954 Aljoa Sportsman
Bailey, a 1950 Spartan Royal Mansion

The Flamingo Lounge, a 1962 Tepee, hitched to a 1958 Chevy Biscayne

A 1959 Rambler Station Wagon, hitched to "Lucy."  This would absolutely be my new car, if only it had seat belts!!
The gift shop had a small assortment of mid-century housewares and vintage clothing.  We bought the Lustroware recipe box that matches my kitchen canisters, an aqua Dritz sewing basket, and a red Lux clock.

Happy Anniversary, Darling!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Check, please! (outfit #5)

My 1950s green checked (gingham) wrap dress from an estate sale.  The pearl choker is from my late step-grandmother and the brown leather case is from an antique store.  My husband and I drove by this green 1940s car, and like the big nerd that I am, I made him pull over and snap some photos of me in front of it.  I didn't note the type of car that it was, because frankly, I felt like a bit of a criminal.  I'm hoping Santa will put one in my stocking! ;)
1950s wrap dress gingham vintage car 1940s  Just Peachy, Darling
The best accessories match your dress!

Too bad, I couldn't actually get into this car.
In front of my mom's 1953 rancher.
1950s wrap dress pattern Just Peachy, Darling
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Just Keep Swimming (outfit #4)

Early 1960s navy, skirted swimsuit with Serged peek-a-boo seams (thrifted) made by Cole of California! The vintage red umbrella belongs to my stepfather.
vintage 1960s bathing suit Cole of California Just Peachy, Darling

1950s Cole of California swimsuit advertisement Just Peachy, Darling
Happy Sunday!

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