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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....

Our Vintage Furniture and Real Shabby Chic

April 14, 2012
I use my vintage items everyday
Handwashing socks in the sink
We have many trees so I hang out the wash under our carport
Bread Dough rising in a covered bowl
My wrinked hands only mean that I have more wisdom than I did when I was young. Besides I am "Vintage"
We added a shelf above the sink for our large bowls
I paid $30.00 for this vintage night stand. My rule for furniture is $20.00 but I really liked it.
This chest of drawers was in need of repairs but had so much potential.  We bought it for $15.00, sanded it down as we do all the pieces, made repairs and then put the two coats of primer then two coats of paint. I enjoy painting some kind of beach or garden scene on our furniture.
Getting ready for canning, nothing vintage here but canning is vintage.
I don't have a lot of closet space so roll some blankets and towels
A useful corner cabinet in the bedroom
I sew in the guest room, here I am making a smock.
This was another old chest of drawers I found at a rummage shop.  I paid $10.00. It was in very bad shape and needed some restoration but with some repairs, a good sanding and paint we have a wonderful vintage chest.
Some items from my mothers past, I miss her.
I painted a bronze colored light white and added a touch of sparkly crystals.
Difficult to see it clear but it has a romantic look with a pretty tablecloth and nice meal.
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