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{December 3, 2011}   I might have been born in the wrong time period…

I remember growing up in the 80’s playing with Paper Dolls that my nanny made me and I remember finding a CD collection of 50’s and 60’s music….yes, CD’s….my nanny had bought one of those collections they advertise. Before I had my own huge collection of music, I would play these CD’s and dance along. I always found music such as “Rock around the clock” to be fun and full of energy. In junior high, we had 50’s day once and I actually wore some clothes from the 50’s along with an old class ring on the necklace. I loved wearing my hair in a high ponytail with the little curly ribbon dangling off it and the big skirt that felt like it was meant for dancing in. I would often think of what it would have been like to be living back then. I’ve always been a girly girl who wore dresses and skirts to be comfortable instead of pants so the dress code would have been wonderful to me.

Now, I’m older and I like the time period I was born in just fine now…although the world is no where near perfect and never will be. BUT I have a special place in my heart for this time period when I was not even thought of yet….and I love looking at the vintage photos they had in catalogs back then. I also LOVE the ones where the women have some funny little saying…but I don’t own any of them. *Hint, Hint* for any one of my family and friends reading this. Might be a good gift idea! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I wanted to share some vintage photos I found online that I absolutely loved and thought others might like as well!

If I was a big lover of turkey, I would want to jump into this picture!


I wonder how many men we could fit in a phone booth nowadays? Do they still make these?


Hmmm....that outfit on the far right looks like something Lady Gaga would have worn....



Run, puppy! Who knows when her swinging fit will stop?!

Yummy Pepsi! ๐Ÿ™‚


This one is from 1945...but it's a classic, got to love it! ๐Ÿ™‚




Paula says:

I always thought that too! When I was a kid I loved reading about the Pioneer days, especially the Little House books. I remember daydreaming and wishing that I had lived during that time. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now that I’m older, I know that I never would have made it, what with no air condition or internet. lol

Yea, there wasn’t internet in the 50’s or 60’s either so I definitely wouldn’t make it! ๐Ÿ™‚

I used to have one of those wringer washers back when my daughter was a baby. It was a lot of work, especially with a “solar” clothes dryer (line and clothes pins) and my mother still wears 1950 style aprons. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

I was actually wondering what the left picture was of, so thanks for clarifying that for me! I’m glad I gave you a nice trip down memory lane…I love the bright colors in the vintage photos and even the black and white ones just seem so fun and the faces are so happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Many women had such an easier life in the 1950s and 1960s. Most families could rely on one income to raise their families. Women entering the workforce seemed a liberating event but it also drove many salaries down and now most families can’t live on a single income so women are forced to work. Our parents had it a lot easier than we’ll ever have it.

Yea, this is true and the cost of living was a lot cheaper…BUT in some ways, we have advantages with better appliances and electronics, the internet…

Marilyn says:

love these photos! I agree with Perfecting Motherhood in terms of income. There is now an expectation that both parents will work, which lowers wages and assumes that the other person will have benefits. It makes it much more difficult to choose to stay home with children.

Aren’t the photos so full of happiness? ๐Ÿ™‚ There’s just something nostalgic and special about them…even if I wasn’t around when they were taken!
I guess along with women wanted to be considered equals(which is a good thing)…it also meant women would be workers too instead of just housewives and mothers….Sometimes we have to be careful what we wish for?

eof737 says:

Life has certainly changed a lot and we are all beneficiaries. ๐Ÿ™‚

A very true statement indeed!

I love all the vintage photos! Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m glad others like vintage photos too! ๐Ÿ˜€

Dean says:

Would you please tell me where you got the image of the Mother & daugher with turkey? I’m looking all over for it in Getty’s and iStock, but nothing comes up.

I wished I remembered! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I think I MIGHT have found them through Photobucket, but I’m not sure anymore cause it’s been awhile since I did this post. I wish I had posted where I got the pictures….

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