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October 24, 2013

Photographs From the Past : Vintage Photos From eBay

By Sara In AZ

While doing my regular searches on eBay for the ‘Kool Kitsch’ post I do every Saturday  I usually come across some pretty sweet vintage pictures and slides. I always plan to put the photographs  into my Saturday post, but then all the pictures usually sell before I have a chance to post about them. ugh. Even though most all of the pictures are now sold, I thought they would be fun to post anyways….it’s always neat to take a ride to the past every now and again!

First up, sign me up for a stay at the Dix-Dox Motel in northern Wisconsin……knotty pine and a bullet planter in a motel room…..dreamy!

Park Falls Wisconsin WI c1950s RPPC Dix-Dot Motel INTERIOR, Pine Wood Walls


Well hello pretty girl, let me thank you in advance for taking such great care of that spectacular Frieze chair…would you by any chance want to sell it to me?! Also , how great are those tropical barkcloth curtains???

Girl Sitting in Art Deco Wallpaper & Chair with Plastic 35mmPhoto Slide 1950’s


This little boy looks so sweet……I adore his little vinyl chair and that wallpaper too, but is anyone else with me on this – I cannot figure out if he REALLY loves that cat or is about to put a choke hold on it???

old 1960s VTG PHOTO: boy w. BLACK CAT retro WALLPAPER blinds curtains


These next three pictures were all for sale from the same seller,  legsla. The pictures  all appear to come from the same family.

I am thinking these photos could be Christmas day pictures…you’ll see why I think that in the last picture in this set. Dad posing with baby……………..

VINTAGE 60s Square PHOTO Of DAD Man Holding BABY In Room w/ Pink Red Wall


This must be Mom……I LOVE your decorating tastes Mom – the bold wall color, the chalkware parrots, the bullet planter, that awesome end table…..we need to talk!

VINTAGE 60s Square PHOTO Of WOMAN Seated On Chair In Room w/ Pink Red Wall


Now you can see why I think it was Christmas day….all those cards and decorations, the present stack to the lower right. Perhaps Mom just got out of bed and threw on her robe (though she looks absolutely fabulous!). I think we all have these kind of pictures on Christmas day….the “I will just throw on the nearest cover-up so I can get to all those presents” look…..I know I sure did! And seriously, I LOVE her  decorating – a FAB pole light and shadowbox too! Eeeeeeee!!!

VINTAGE 60s Square PHOTO Of WOMAN Relaxing On Chair Room w/ Pink Red Wall


And finally, this slide image is actually the only one you can still buy…………for the next few hours anyways! This one is a real doozy too…the little girl all dolled up in her new Western outfit (that you know she just got for Christmas) and her horse Paint By Number ( that I am guessing proud mama painted just for her baby girl) …..can life be any sweeter? I think not.

Original c.1952 Slide, Girl in Cowgirl Outfit & Horse Paint by Numbers Christmas


Hope that y’all had a great trip to the past with me!

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9 Responses to Photographs From the Past : Vintage Photos From eBay

  1. Andrea Reply

    October 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I love old photos, those were great!

  2. RangerSmith Reply

    October 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Those ruffled lamp shades are awesome! I remember having those. It seems like basic shades are somewhat pricey these days; I can only imagine how expensive those would be if they offered them now.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      October 25, 2013 at 1:57 am

      I loved those lamps/shades too RangerSmith……I totally remember those from my ‘growing up’ years – seems like they were pretty popular back then….and yes, I am sure NOT cheap!

  3. tammyCA Reply

    October 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Aw, those are great pictures. After my mom passed away a few years ago I found a color pic of her holding me as a baby and in the background are some atomic starburst drapes and an amazing yellow & gold fiberglass shade lamp. Sadly, all long gone & I only remember the drapes and the black/formica Danish modern end table. Now that pic is above my desk.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      October 25, 2013 at 2:00 am

      So glad you enjoyed Tammy! Oh gosh, what a wonderful picture to have found….it sounds like your Mom had AWESOME decorating taste too!

  4. Angie Reply

    October 25, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    OMG! My Grandmother had the same pink walls in her house until her passing in 2008. My family asked me if I wanted to see it after they fixed it up to sell and I said not. Those walls will remain in my memory as pink in for the rest of my life.

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      October 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Oh Angie, that is SO cool…..I love that color….and I can totally understand why you would not want to see it after it was fixed up – I’d be the same way too.

  5. Ann Kennedy Reply

    October 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Great photos–cozy, comfortable, unpretentious and classic shots of a simpler time! Love it.

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