What are your summer plans? I'm spending time with family, first by traveling to Florida to visit my parents, then hosting my in-laws at our house. As I was pondering how to construct this post, I decided to weave in some cool graphics as I write about my plans to live a very vintage summer. You can use the graphics in your own art by clicking on the images and printing them out.
While I'm in Florida, I'll be sure to send the folks back home some postcards:
It's possible we might drive to Chicago, and instead of using my husband's GPS system, I'm going to insist that we use only vintage maps, like this Sinclair Gasoline map:
If we need to contact someone, I'm going to send a Postal Telegraph instead of using my cell phone!
When relatives gather, we might have a good time playing a card game. I'm not sure if I have a complete deck of these animal cards, but maybe we can make something up:
Between visits with family, we have a list of home improvement projects to tackle. I need to find a new floor covering for our living room......maybe this rug will fit the bill. I really like the price!
Our kitchen needs a new look too. I'd love to try a vintage linoleum in a fancy design. If I could only choose from these beautiful patterns:
My husband does the lawn mowing, and for good reason. I'm going to insist that he use a vintage lawn mower this summer, like the one pictured below:
I might need to consult the experts before I consider freezing food, so this booklet will come in handy. And when I do housework, I'll be sure to wear a tight fitting dress, a ruffly apron, and high heels:
I've always wanted to make my own ice cream, the perfect summer treat. Perhaps one trick to making great frozen treats is Jell-O Ice Cream Powder:
My Jell-O recipe book was written in 1920. I love the cover illustration:
Yes, Jell-O made something called "Ice Cream Powder" that you added to cream. It's going to be hard to find, but I know there's some out there. I'll need to have enough frozen treats on hand to serve to my girlfriends, who might like to have a refreshing cold treat after swimming and sunbathing:
I hope you can have a Very Vintage Summer too!