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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Going Retro

Mr Robot-o and I just got back from a mini trip to Arkansas. It was his idea to take a couple of days, drive north and see what we could find. We ended up in Bryant Arkansas and there we found this wonderful Antique Mall called Blue Suede Shoes. What a fun place. It seems that there were several dealers there that specialized in RETRO. As In "I grew up with that" Retro. As I entered one group of booths I was transported back in time to my childhood and Robot-o and I decided to camp it up a bit.

I wish I could have played in this space, and rearranged it so it looked like the living room and kitchen I grew up in. But I thought the dealer might get a little peeved. So we just decided to sit at this retro table, grab a couple of retro glasses and pose for a shot. You see this is our 28th wedding anniversary.

"What Channel is the Mary Tyler Moore Show on honey?"

"Let me just tweek this AM radio dear and I'll see what the weather is going to be"

I swear we had this in my house

You have to say we loved our color in the 70's

Swanky bar ware

Wow where are my sun glasses?

And we could have dressed the part too. There was a huge section of retro clothing right near the cash register.

Lately I've fallen in love with retro glassware, but It's a bit pricey on Ebay. I was in luck at this place and came home with this load of great retro glasses.

I just love the colors and the graphics

I did get lots of great junk too, but I just had to share this fun silliness with all of you.


Tamarah said...

Margo those glasses are so FAB....I'm constantly torn between the graphics of the 60's & 70's versus the 'subtle' florals of the 40's & 50's....Back & forth I go like a yo yo....Thanks to your post I'm thinkin' retro again....hahahahaha....!

Glad to hear you managed to get away for a bit....!!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)

trash talk said...

What a cute post and happy anniversary!
Mr. Robot-o kinda reminds me of Kip's Big Boy in that one get-up. Reckon you could get his hair to do that little flip thing?

Sherrie said...

I am drooling over the glasses. I love them and would have bought them all. Also the photos were fun.

TinaTx said...

Looks like you had a great time! Don't you love it when you see things that are 'vintage' oe 'retro' and remember having them growing up? At least they aren't antiques - yet!
Happy anniversary!

Vee said...

Happy Anniversary to you both and may I just say that you look too young to have been married for 28 years! Oh I know that my mother had the polka dot aqua blue glasses for sure. She just packed them up for a yard sale...I should probably do some unpacking quick.

Attic Rat said...

Happy Anniversary!!

We took a trip to Arkansas a couple of years ago and I also stopped in at Blue Suede Shoes. It was a very nice shop. I will be going again in a couple of weeks. Maybe I can get DH to stop in again. *wink, wink*

Happy Hunting,

The Whistle Stop said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Looks like you had a great time!
I think I spied a few things from that booth that we had at our house too!

Gresham Barn Sale said...

Happy Anniversary to you both!!! 28 years is a BIG accomplishment!!!

Prior said...

Oh, my aughter would love those glasses and that whole place. She's into mid century modern with the 70's colors. Looks like a fun trip. Happy Anniversary! Lezlee

JunkinJane said...

Thanks for sharing love the retro stuff! Looks like you had fun!!! Happy Anniversary!

julie miller said...

Hi Margo, I'm a new follower and I Love the way you play with JUNK!! I love your projects website( and have gotten some wonderful ideas from it! Thanks for the inspiration! Come visit me sometime whenever you get the chance! Julie

time-worn interiors said...

We pass that place on our way to and from Texas! Have to stop in and give it a look see some time! Looks like you had a great time!

Jill said...

Oh, it looks like you two were having so much fun. Congratulations on 28 years! (I love retro stuff, don't have it really in my house, but I adore it all)

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