Sunday, August 7, 2011

Vintage Photos

My in-laws, Bill and Nancy, in a park in Waco, Texas in the fifties.  I love his shoes and socks!




– Kody




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  1. psh

    August 7, 2011 at 9:04 am

    nothing but the love…!

  2. Liz

    August 7, 2011 at 9:11 am

    These old photos of your family are a real treasure. You´re lucky. Wonderful shot!

  3. monkeyshines

    August 7, 2011 at 9:29 am



  4. BusiChic

    August 7, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I love that they are sitting at the base of a tree- in this day and age I don’t think enough people sit at the base of trees and look in love!

  5. Ariska

    August 7, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Such a pretty picture! You can think of a whole story behind it!

  6. Marcela

    August 7, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I love this picture.
    The two lovers sitting by the tree, it’s beautiful and so romantic.
    This is a really Nice sunday post.

  7. roxandsan

    August 7, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I love vintage pictures! I can imagine a whole world behind this picture.. their life, their story! Great inspiration!

    A great vintage tea shop in Spain. You will love it

  8. vasilieva

    August 7, 2011 at 10:45 am

    vintage shots are always absolutely brilliant

  9. Lauren

    August 7, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I really enjoy these vintage photos. This is is such a classic composition – just delightful!

    The Styleseer

  10. Sandy Leonard Snaps

    August 7, 2011 at 11:17 am

    A lovely series of memories. Even though they are someone else’s, now they seem like mine, too. I also have your site and all its entries for sparking my interest in dressing better and exploring the wonders of vintage clothing. Have scored a few times in the past few weeks in Manhattan and Massachusetts. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. Barcelona m'enamora

    August 7, 2011 at 11:30 am

    This photo is very romantic!:)

  12. tom

    August 7, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Great picture! I barely remember people dressing up except that I had to wear a jacket and tie when we flew. People looked so put together then; they didn’t just appear to throw on clothes, and you didn’t have to be rich to do it.

  13. making50fabulous

    August 7, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Adorable! His shoes look like the vintage version of expensive sneakers today, I think.
    I wonder what he’s saying to her.

  14. milena

    August 7, 2011 at 11:52 am

    such an amazing photo! it seems so calm in a way.

  15. Martine

    August 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Wow. A coat and tie and high heels at a park. It looks pretty, of course, but did they do this for the picture, or did they really walk around dressed like that at a park in nice weather? If someone were to do this today they would die of heat stroke. I can’t decide if thats a good thing or a bad thing. I certainly would not like to walk around a park in heels and a skirt like that. But it does look put together, certainly.

  16. The Bohmerian

    August 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    I love how genuine and in love they seem to be.

  17. Megui

    August 7, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    They look so in love…

  18. Carlo

    August 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Awesome photos!

  19. iben

    August 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm


  20. Emily

    August 7, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    While I love the picture itself, I more love seeing a picture of home.

  21. CĂ©line Mademoiselle

    August 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I LOOOOOOOOOve the new layout !!!
    It’s so chic and so class. Je “SURaime” ;-)

    xoxo from a “chasseuse de styles” in Brussels

    CĂ©line Mademoiselle

  22. Simone

    August 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    Belli, romantici ed eleganti

  23. mon sac byme

    August 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Nice love story……!!

  24. Bliss Fusion

    August 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Love these vintage pictures…

  25. Angelabdc

    August 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Lovely picture. I wonder if your MIL handknit the socks for her beau, there was something of a craze for girlfriends to handknit these intricate patterned hose in the 1950′s. If so he is wearing them with pride.

  26. Emily

    August 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    While I truly love this picture, I love seeing a bit of home here!

  27. 82Brute

    August 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Not sure if anyone’s suggested it already, but I’m going to suggest that you start a separate blog of vintage photos. I love looking at these more than I can say.

  28. Maia

    August 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Love the shoes, the socks… and the tie! He clearly put a lot of attention into them… but not as much attention as he is paying to your mother-in-law, who is by contrast much more simply dressed. Very sweet.

  29. art deco engagement rings

    August 7, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Everything is coming back to vintage!

  30. Paolo

    August 8, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Waco, Texas? Oh my God they’re the couple from The Tree of Life! Or not…

  31. Cindy

    August 8, 2011 at 7:21 am

    It’s beautiful! I’m sure that we can all relate to this, because parts of us unconsciously sing out to this lovely portrait. We long for this kind of pure love, but it seems so rare nowadays :)

  32. Julia

    August 8, 2011 at 11:38 am

    I LOVE this picture! Bill and Nan are gorgeous, and they look so in love!

  33. Terhi

    August 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    If you never ever this year come to Finland Tampere check Lady Ostapeck exhibition at Vapriikki.

  34. Yakatin

    August 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Young couple in Waco, Texas, during the 50s — straight out of Terrence Mallick’s brilliant film, Tree of Life!! Beautiful image of another era.

  35. Meredith Howard

    August 8, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Such a cute picture of a stolen moment. I love how well they are dressed leaning against that tree with such beautiful roots.

    - Meredith

  36. Lauren

    August 9, 2011 at 1:23 am

    I love how much he loves her!

  37. vintage engagement rings

    August 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

    The shoes are pretty cool!

  38. Blog Desde el TrĂłpico

    August 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    It is absolutely charming!



  39. Dani

    August 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Well that’s just adorable.

    Dani @

  40. antique engagement rings

    January 18, 2012 at 6:49 am

    His shoes are fantastic!

  41. Memory Foam Mattress

    February 1, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Very romantic.. :)

  42. Olia

    June 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    The tie is pretty cool!

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