There is something about summer that really puts me in a vintage and retro kind of 1950s mood. Well, I'm always in that kind of mood:-) I have been working on a summer home tour so I thought I would share a few peeks.
My dad put these cars together years ago so I love to bring them out for my 8 year old to play with. I never know how they will be lined up.
Vintage books are always fun to have out and I have a great collection thanks to my grandfather. I tried to find either a sea or summer theme.
I do love vintage cigar boxes, and these recall the glamorous 1950s and the fascination Americans had with Cuba.
Because I love the blue/green color so much, I used insulators as candle holders. I just happened to have this wrought iron stand from some old votives, and it fit perfectly.
Of course I have kept out all my brass and I love the warm tones with the blue I'm using.
My mom had given me this fabric a couple years ago, but I had not used it. I made some pillows, runners and a valance for the kitchen window. I like the retro feel it has, but it also kind of updates my room at the same time.
Vintage milk glass cups and an antique print keep things cool in the kitchen.
I really just wanted to take some macro shots of my summer vignettes-- but not with my Dad's Ansco camera:-)
I used a Canon Rebel T3 with a Canon 50mm (F/1.8) lens.
It's always fun to see how far you can go with something basic.
I approach everything that way, and ultimately, I think it makes me more creative in the long run to have limitations.
What about you?
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