Saturday, 6 October 2012

Whimsical windows, Delirious Doors 45



I am a real "retro" '50s, '60's, '70's junkie - especially if the item concerned comes from Norway or Sweden. I believe it is common to have an attachment to the designs from the period one is raised in. I was born in the early 60's to a mother who was old enough to have served in WWII and a father with a attachment to musical theatre and the big band era. Hence I always seemed to be drawn to "stuff" which was deemed old fashioned by my contemporaries. And I've never been able to avoid this kind of shop as a result. Today I was good, I didn't buy!

"Unearthed" retro shop, Tinakori Road, Thorndon Wellington

7 comments:

Ms Sparrow said...

I love second hand stores and antique shops. The shops in your photos are very inviting!

Lesley said...

that flower basket is precious!

Patti said...

They look like a fun place to browse.

I'm older than you by a few years, and also love stuff from the 50s and 60s, and early 70s.

The good ol' days!

Ralph said...

The past is important to us it seems - I was born in the mid-50s and not remembering things from back then as a baby - but liking the items from that decade. Like cars in the day full of chrome for example, but other items from back then were overstyleayd and gaudy. Yet prized by many today.

In my mid 20s, I took a liking to Big Band and swing music. There is something about the arrangements and the brass instruments that make such a rich sound. Great sounds that wear well tody, too.

Nice post!

Linnea said...

It does look very inviting and while I'm not a collector of vintage things, I certainly would enjoy checking out that store. Nice photos of it!

toby said...

That is a tempting window indeed! I especially like the lacy details in the corners - gorgeous!

Ghada newnebo said...

Did you notice the Arabic numbers 38 on the box??!!! funny :-)
Ghada