Monday, June 16, 2008

Half a Century

This was the Time magazine cover on June 16, 1958, the day I was born. See that dress form in the top left corner? That would look so cool in my house. Yes, a vintage dress form would be lovely.


Vintage. I love that word. It evokes a feeling of comfort, it draws memories, it make us nostalgic for a sweeter, simpler time. Finding a vintage object means that someone cared enough to keep it, care for it and preserve it.
If you come to my house today, you will find a living, breathing vintage object- me!
You won't find me looking like Jean Thorn, the woman on the cover above. No, I'll be mucking-out the hen house, weeding the garden, hanging laundry and sprucing up the house for guests tonight, keeping those vintage traditions of long ago.
So, Happy Birthday, Vintage Me. I think fifty is going to be a very good age to be.

15 comments:

edgesmom said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May your days be filled with Laughter and Love! Have a great week with your family.

Stacy

The Feathered Nest said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend!!!! Oh I hope you have a wonderful day doing all of those things that you love ~ and you are so beautiful ~ you have a glow about you that shows the pure goodness inside! Wishing you many, many more..xxoo, Dawn

Senior Bowler-Carolyn said...

You don't look vintage...Happy Birthday

Utah Grammie said...

oh my goodness! happy happy birthday! you're catching up with me!
colleen
ps- if i had a dress form - it would be yours!

claire said...

Happy Birthday Karin!!!

windycorner said...

Hope you have a very happy day filled with all your favorite things. Put your seatbelt on...fifty is a day at the fair.
Holley

whimseycreations said...

I hope you had a wonderful day yesterday! We missed you at hooking. Happy happy birthday year to you!
Jill

Aunt Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Yesterday Karin!!! I am about to catch up with you..only a few short months and I will be vintage too. I love that.
You are one sweet vintage though!!!
have a great birthday WEEK!!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Karin, I followed from Dawn's post to your site and I wish you a Happy Birthday and so glad I found you. Love reading your post and that was very thoughtful what you brought Dawn, I know she is going to do something wonderful with them.
Have a Blessed Day,
Bonnie

rbnwood said...

Happy Belated Birthday Karin, I found you through Dawn's blog and love the goodies you gave her! I too will be the big 50, or as my DH says, (antique) this week on the 27th so I know exactly how you feel. Vintage has a nicer sound!! Take Care - Robin

Lisa said...

I've been trying to find a perfect dressform too. I'd love to find one like the one on the cover too.

Actually my sister has one I've been coveting for years, but she won't let me pry it from her despite all gestures and bribes-lol.

Anonymous said...

Happiest of birthdays! You will have a wonderful year enjoying all the things you have forgotten or didn't yet know about yourself!
A birthday is a just a mile marker on your journey through life. May you have many happy miles ahead filled with love, adventure and discovery!Blessings, Bramble

Cherry Menlove said...

I knew it was your birthday but I had no idea that you would be FIFTY!!!!
My word, you look great!!!!
Beautiful spirit makes a beautiful face, clearly!!!

Cherry xoxoxo

Nan said...

A late, but heartfelt, Happy Birthday, Karin! I love the magazine cover and your post to go with it. Just perfect.

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