Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Heyday giveaway!!!

Ok I do feel a bit shameless using my blog to increase my chances of winning some lovely heyday clothing.  To enter you have to choose between three fabulous outfits and I for one find it a hard choice.  I love the Fleur dresses I already have 2 from Heyday.  I also love the pants and have a pair of those also.  And the Suit well I don't have one of those but well...... I guess since summer seems to be on its way I would have to choose the wrap dress as I think I would get the most use out of it (I am picturing my self spending this summer in my cotton wrap dresses right now).

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring and the Vintage Playground

Seriously I think it is the one thing one of my sons is very excited about is that the snow is gone and we can now go to playgrounds again (this picture was taken by my husband for me last year and it literally took me this long get it off his phone and on my computer).  Near us is a very mid century piece of playground equipment that I thought I would share with you.  

These Rockets made by artist Randy Walker was a nod to the space race of the early sixties.  Most of these rockets have been removed as being deemed out of date or unsafe. This one has managed to hide from modernization as it is in a large park with multiple playgrounds and it is a bit tucked away location so the other equipment is much more accessible. There was a similar one at a Park in another neighborhood  we lived in but since our move it has been made into sculpture because the neighbor hood protested when it was removed and was going to be destroyed.  

 As a vintage girl I feel that we are very fortunate that we have one that is still standing and able to be used as it was originally intended.  Do you have any vintage oddities like this that have some how survived modernization.