Hello there. The past few weeks I’ve been in a vintage phase. You’re probably thinking that I’m always in a vintage phase, and you’d be right, but lately it’s been more intense than usual. For one thing, I’ve been watching The Wonder Years series on Netflix. I loved that show when it was out and I love it now. When our youngest son was little, he couldn’t watch a whole movie without going outside to become one of the characters. If it was a hockey movie, he’d be outside with yard tools playing lawn hockey. I’m starting to think maybe he got that from me. Since starting the Wonder Years series, I’ve worn my hair just like Winnie Cooper more than ten times. True, I wear a lot of headbands, but normally I pull my bangs back. Lately, the bangs are out just like Winnie’s. So, not only am I liking vintage things, I’m becoming a vintage character. I might be taking this too far.

Winnie Cooper Hair AnnaNimmity.com

Then I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s. My hair has been in a bun a few times since then.

hair in a bun AnnaNimmity.com

In addition to modeling my hair after whatever I’ve been watching on television, I’ve also been going through a box of old photos and miscellaneous documents from my grandmother. I found this little brochure that mentions Junior League, which I think is cool because I’m a Junior League volunteer in my town. The art on the cover is just plain cute, too.

The Little Daytonian AnnaNimmity.com

In the same box I found this photo of my great-grandfather’s pipe. He was an English professor. Aren’t all professors supposed to smoke pipes?

pipe AnnaNimmity.com

This dress is one that I spotted on ModCloth. I need this. Red, sleeveless and polka dots are all some of my favorite things. Don’t you think this dress would look great with a nice vintage hairstyle?

red sleeveless polka dot ModCloth dress. Love.

I found these bathing suits while browsing a 1966 Good Housekeeping magazine. It’s funny how she’s wearing a towel on her head at the beach, instead of a hat.

vintage orange bathing suits 1966

I tried to make this vintage computer work. This is all I’ve got so far. Any ideas?

Macintosh Classic II

The other thing I’ve been doing is listening to old records. We used a ton of grease a few months ago and got our old jukebox working again. We’ve been organizing records and looking for new (old) records, too. I might write a post on organizing the records once it’s all figured out.

1953 Wurlitzer AnnaNimmity.com

Hopefully looking at all this old stuff will inspire me to make some new stuff so I can get back to blogging.

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14 Responses to Vintage Phase

  1. Yes! The Wonder Years is so fantastic. Loving the Winnie Cooper look. I swear, I cry in every episode of that show.

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    • Betsy says:

      The Wonder Years is a great show. I loved it when it was on originally, and I related to the kids in the show. Now it’s hysterical to me how much we sound like the parents in that show. I had no idea back then that I was watching my future. At the time, I thought I was watching my past. :)

      Thanks for stopping by, Eileen!

  2. Bethany K says:

    You and I would be great friends. I love your style and your writing. Can’t wait to continue reading!

  3. Michelle says:

    Looks like you’re having all kinds of fun!

  4. Lol, your old computer cracks me up! Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday :)

  5. Funny! I think it is time to give up on the computer. I had the same one years ago! Thanks for linking to Whimsy Wednesday…I am a new host for the link party. Hope you will stop by more often!

    Susan

  6. Thanks for linking up to Whimsy Wednesday! Your project has been featured this week!

    Susan

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    Be sure to stop by and grab a button…

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