I had a heckuva time at the estate sales this weekend-- while the fish weren't biting as easily and with as great a frequency as two weekends ago, I did find some GREAT stuff in spite of rain, lackluster inventory at several sales, and my dad and I getting turned around about half a dozen times before eventually reaching our destination. And danged if I didn't take a minute to photograph any of the goods! Tomorrow, I should be able to take some pictures of my loot to share with you, but as for today, why don't you take a gander at some of the items that have been catching my fancy on Ebay and Etsy? I've been interested in trying to dig up "teenybopper" related junior high and high school student items from the fifties' to the early sixties'. The whimsy and the innocence of them all!
Let's see what we can see:
Sweet, sad little Sal Mineo! Doesn't he look like a miniature version of a full-sized hunk?
I've never actually seen a record tote out in the wild, but cultural stereotypes aside,
this is a REEEALLY cute way to store your errant 45's. Do you see the tourist photographing them
in the background?
The little latch labeled "Change of Heart" hinges up to give you a place to put a spare dime
(back when pay phone calls cost a dime) in case you decide you and Johnny can work
through your teen age romance issues after all! I DIE. OF CUTE.
I actually have this book somewhere! Q: Have I ever met an etiquette book I didn't like?
A: No. Look at the blonde girl's jumper dress! Lemme at 'em!
This is actually a modern print from 2005, but OH MY GOODNESS IT IS TOO CUTE. And if you click through to see other parts of the fabric, you can see how very "in the style of" the era the illustrations are (think Dyna Moe's Mad Men Ilustrated). We approve!
More record totes I don't own for some reason. I love the illustrated girl's cigarette pants and flats.
"Love always, Fabian". Need I say more? LOOK. AT THAT HAIR.
I have this bracelet! Minus the cowbell, pinwheel, and ashtray charms, and plus one more lie-detector charm (second from left). I have a problem with collecting vintage charm bracelets, but this was my first! I don't think I paid more than $2 for it.
To shadow, or not to shadow...THAT is the question. See what I said about Natalie Wood lookalikes? Mikki Jamison was a primarily tv actress "popular with the teenage set". Well, yeah!
I want to live in a world where teenagers need train cases. And dress like air stewardesses.
Tammy and her sister Pepper were from a line of Barbie competition dolls from Ideal. They came with complete family, including Mom and Dad (please click here to see Mom's stretch lurex silver glitter capris...you know you want to).
Last but not least, look at this adorable fifties' teenager in pony tail and penny loafers, pasting mementos into her scrapbook as Fabian plays on her portable record player in the background. So cool!
Well, that's the roundup of stuff I didn't get this weekend. Which teenage item appeals to you the most? Do you have a secret stash of teenybopper memorabilia, or any particularly specific-to-your-teen-years crushes that manifested themselves in poster/notebook/charm bracelet buying? Do tell!
Have a great Monday, and I'll see you tomorrow!