Recordando los Tonkas

¿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.

"Life is a work in progress"

“Life is a work in progress”

Esta imagen la llamare: “La vida es un trabajo en progreso”

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Before and After: Vintage Modern Cottage Chair

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

Rusty Schwinn

Rusty Schwinn

If bicycles could talk… what they would say?

The bicycle seat

The bicycle seat

Who was riding it?

The bicycle basket

The bicycle basket

What was loaded in my basket?

The bicycle pedals

The bicycle pedals

 Where was the cyclist heading?

The Murray bicycle

The Murray bicycle

Rust in Peace

Rust in Peace

..Rust in Peace

 

Boho Chic Decoupage Divider

Boho chic

Boho Chic Divider

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.

Divider before

Divider before

 

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
  • Sequins
  • patience

I love my vintage decor.

Aqua Frame

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.

now is ready for the photo shoot

Vintage Rides

 

1966 Corvette  1950  Black Phantom

1966 Corvette
1950 Black Phantom

Who doesn’t like a convertible Corvette?

 

The American Bicycle

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.

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1950’s Black Phantom is the one of the most popular bicycle ever in America

Curvaceous cantilever frame

Curvaceous cantilever frame

Chrome tank

Chrome tank, horn and cycle  also a lock against theft

 

Knee-action spring fork

Knee-action spring fork

 

Schwinn Black Phantom

Schwinn Black Phantom

“Life is like a…

“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!

VINTAGE WOMEN & BICYCLES

For health and pleasure!

For health and pleasure!

VINTAGE WOMEN & BICYCLES

Images I found in my vintage bicycle book.

Bikecology

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!

specially-designed bicycle paths

New York: bicycle path vintage images

 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.

The Coney Island Cycle Path

The Coney Island Cycle Path