Friday, January 2, 2015

vintage or retro ....

Here we are in 2015 and it doesn't seem that long ago that there was much anticipation and kerfuffle about the year 2000 - where has the time gone.

There's a lot of talk about vintage  and in reference to the 40s and 50s, which made me realize that I'm vintage... mind you, I prefer 'retro', it doesn't sound as old.  But that's ok ... some fine wines are vintage so I shall consider myself like a fine wine.  :D 

 Here's an oldie vintage retro pic for you complete with teased hair and cat's eye glasses .......


Now if you pick yourself up off the floor from laughing so hard I'll tell you that these were good days and I'm glad I lived through them - "those were the days my friend, I thought they'd never end......"  ♪♫♪♫  I dare you to guess what year this photo might have been taken.  ^^

BTW, our weather cooled off considerably and then warmed up again so it's keeping us on our toes.   A mild Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve were quite a treat.

All I have to share today are some x-stitched minis I worked on over the holidays that are waiting for their 'finish' and a couple of ornies that I made for the tree ......





14 comments:

Michelle said...

Now you've got me wondering, how did they ever untease that hair? Ouch! I remember getting my hair thoroughly teased for a Halloween costume, but not how we got it back to normal afterwards. :-)

sew.darn.quilt said...

LOL!! Priceless Kate ")
Love your cross stitch work, I think I recognize a little birdie.

Linda said...

I love looking at photos from years back and it's good you can remember them with fond memories. I'm guessing about 1968.

Love all your stitching. Happy New Year. x

Justine said...

I guessed 1968 too like Linda! My husband thinks it's much later, 1977. I was born in 1972 and I think the fashions had changed by the late 70s. Are you going to tell us the answer?

Maminti, a kicsi zöld tündér said...

I like your x-stitch designs, I also stitched a lot lately (and I don't dare to tip your age at the photo)...

Jenny said...

Guess I'm a bit slow, and in my defence I live in a different hemisphere than you, but I've just worked out what you mean by "Ornies". You must mean Christmas Tree ornaments, surely?

Timi said...

Lovely Christmas ornaments! And lovely photo!:o)You look so happy on the photo! What were doing? Some hairdresing for the girls?

Carol said...

Love the vintage/retro photo, Kate--everyone seems to be having such a great time!! Not sure if you are the mother or one of the girls? If you are one of the girls, I would say 1955. If you are the mother, I would say 1975 :) Let us know!!

Love your ornaments and the cute WIPs--the little birdies are so cute.

Happy New Year, Kate!

Anthea said...

Hi Kate & Happy New Year!
lovely stitching for your Festive ornies... love Dogs stocking, I bet she loved its contents even more!

Lesley said...

Such sweet little projects! Love the cross stitch!

Irene said...

Buon anno anche a te!

Sally said...

Hello Kate

Lovely mini projects!
Great photo - I'd guess maybe 1965?
Happy New Year x

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

love the retro photo.. and the orange dress is just so cute.. is that you or your sister??

I love the lucie heaton's fairy stitching.. ;)

Ana Lopes said...

Hi dear Kate! What a lovely photo... I think it was taken in 1969 am I right? I remember very well those kind of dresses and hair style :)
I love your sweet creations.
Best wishes for New Year!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com