¿Quién no ha jugado con un camión Tonka? Cuando era una niña jugaba con mi primo a los camiones. Eran indestructibles. Si te golpeabas en un pie, ay que dolor! Porque eran muy pesados. Me acuerdo que los llenabamos de tierra y luego los lavabamos con detergente para vajillas. ! Que gracioso!
Hace unos meses comenzó una construcción de nuevas casas en la ciudad que vivo. Al terminar mi dia en The Vintage Lab tenia que pasar cerca de la construccion. Y un dia vi como alinearon los camiones al terminar su dia. Fueron muchos recuerdos que vinieron a mi mente recordando los famosos tonka. Era tan impresionante que le dije a mi amiga que es fotografa. ¿Qué creen? Me sorprendió con esta fabulosa foto, me sentí muy feliz . Quiero compartir con ustedes esta imagen. tal vez les trae buenos recuerdos. Dejemen saber si tienes alguna anécdota que quieras compartir.
Esta imagen la llamare: “La vida es un trabajo en progreso”
See one of my latest project at The Vintage Lab. It was done on time for the photo shoot I had Thursday with my photographer friend.
I have to say that I wasn’t sure about the color of the fabric. But I’m pleased with the results. I have chosen this color because it can go well with the red for the upcoming holidays: Christmas and Valentine’s Day.
If bicycles could talk… what they would say?
Who was riding it?
What was loaded in my basket?
Where was the cyclist heading?
..Rust in Peace
I always wanted to have a room divider that I could renew using style. At every garage sale I visited always looked until I finally found one for $ 7.00. I removed the white material and wooden rods.
This is how it looked before I got the image from another website. I forgot to take a before picture of my project.
- Scrap book paper
- mod podge for decoupage technique
- decorative tags
- straw rope
I love my vintage decor.
I have bought this white frame at garage sale a few months ago with the purpose of making a jewelry display. It was time to start working on it. I have painted it and these are the images of the procedures. I am very pleased with the result.
Who doesn’t like a convertible Corvette?
This is a 1950’s Black Phantom bicycle from Schwinn. I love the look of the Phantom. It has a strong essence and elegance. When he heard that this beauty was for sell, we drove over 200 miles right away to make it part of The Vintage Lab collection.
“Life is like a bicycle, you have to know when to hit the brakes and how to maneuver so you don’t lose control.”
There are some things in life that you have to put a stop or just slowdown. Maneuvering things like family, work and school. Taking many decisions day by day and going through many obstacles is the ride of your life. You have the control, it is up to you where to turn, stop or slowdown. Have a happy ride!
Images I found in my vintage bicycle book.
Did you know that Bike to Work Week was originated in 1956 by League of American Bicyclist?
May 16, 2014 is National Bike to Work Day
Hey, you don’t have to wait that long. There are many environmentally conscious people who enjoy doing this every day. Some benefits are:
- Health benefit
- cost effective
- commute benefit
- environmental benefit
Mark your calendar May 12-16, 2014 Bike to Work Week
In the 70’s also America’s “bikecology” movement sees the human-propelled two-wheeler as a solution to traffic, conservation and environmental problems. Mayor John B. Lindsay was an enthusiastic bicycle rider who established the cyclist’s role in the city of New York. He was in favor of urban bicycling and added the first bike lanes. Back in the 70s, Lindsay closed Fifth Avenue to traffic on Sunday, just for cyclists to enjoy. Nice Mayor!
The Coney Island Cycle Path
In 1894 was built The Coney Island Path in New York. It was one of the best path in America and one of the first in the world.