Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Vintage Summer Thingies

Most of the items I share for Vintage Thingies Thursday come from my father and his bottomless basement, as you know. But a few things have been my mother's, specifically the jewelry and fashion items. This week I am sharing some of her more summery contributions to my vintage treasure box.
Mom has many hats from the 1960s, but this is the most summery, with the daisies all over it.
I love the texture of this starfish pin. It's two-toned metal is a nice touch.
I'm not a strawberry fan for eating, but I absolutely love this pin! It's only missing a few stones, which isn't noticeable when it's being worn.
And here's the vintage fashion plate herself, circa 1962, the year she and my dad were engaged!
I hope you enjoyed seeing what a fashionista my mom was back in the day! For more vintage goodies, visit Suzanne @ ColoradoLady, our Vintage Thingies Thursday hostess.
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23 comments:

P. said...

Great stuff! My favorite is the photo of your mom!

LV said...

That is a truly wonderful tribute to your mother. I loved all the pins, and that picture is a treasure.

Postcardy said...

That hat is really something! Your mother must have really likes that hat to have kept it so long.

Gayle said...

The starfish pin is my pick. I'm happy for you to have such a special mom.

Maureen said...

Your mom looks great in that vintage bathing suit. I remember my mom wearing the short style suits too.

Vonlipi said...

You look very much like your mother!

Lovely treasures. Th epins are so cool :)

Beth said...

Love that hat! Gorgeous pins, too and I really like the photo of your mom!
Blessings, Beth

Coloradolady said...

love the pins...and love the picture of you mom! She must have loved red too back then....Have a great VTT!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wonderful vintage pieces. I love the picture of your Mom. Great post.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

pretty pins especially the starfish. I have one like yours. but mine more in gold colour and not so vintagey. I bought the pin back 10 years ago when I started to work in the office. I wore the pin on my jacket's lapel. teehee..

thanks for sharing and wishign you great day!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

pretty pins especially the starfish. I have one like yours. but mine more in gold colour and not so vintagey. I bought the pin back 10 years ago when I started to work in the office. I wore the pin on my jacket's lapel. teehee..

thanks for sharing and wishign you great day!

Miri said...

Terrific hat and pins! Love the photo of your Mom...a pin-up circa 1962!

Pam said...

That starfish pin is great! The vintage summer things are wonderful.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Great, fun, summery thingies! I love the photo of your Mom. Reminds me of photos of my Mom & aunts who would have been young ladies in 1962 :)

Blessings!
Gail

AshTreeCottage said...

Love that hat!! I think my Mom had a similar one! Great tribute to your Mom!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh my gosh, love that hat! So much fun! And that swimsuit brings back so many summer memories of my mom taking us to the beach. Thanks for taking me back to the sixties and all the sweet memories.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Tammy said...

An excellent tribute to your mom and the good old days. I love the swimsuit photo and daisy hat best. Happy VTT.

Ann said...

All of the things from your Mom are cute, especially the hat. Your Mom sure looked pretty in that photo. Happy VTT

JEANNE said...

Hi Elizabeth, I love your post today. Summer vintage is great fun and I admire all of it. The hat is pretty and the pins adorable. You don't eat strawberries??? I love them. The pin is so sweet. I really enjoyed seeing your pretty mom in her cheesecake photo. I was married in 1963 at 23 years old. I bet we are close in age.

Happy VTT day to you.
Hugs, Jeanne

Olive Cooper said...

First of all the name of your blog is off the chain...love it. Your vintage thingies are lovely. ♣olive

Rebecca Everett said...

That hat is so cute and that photo of your mother is the best treasure!

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Lisa said...

I love the starfish.