The Crazy Suburban Mom: The basement version of Retro Tuesday

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The basement version of Retro Tuesday

About two weeks ago my father said he was cleaning out the basement so  I should take a look see if I wanted anything before it goes.  I didn't want much that was mine; random embarrassingly bad art I did in High School (gah).   But this.  This  I wanted...

retro serving pieces 

Or these, I guess it would be.

My dad had no idea where they came from.   I am pretty sure they were wedding presents (which dates them to the late 1950's) because ...
A.  They were still boxed.

B.   My mother wouldn't have bought those kinds of things - let alone those -  in a million years...

            1.  She hated those colors above all which I am sure is why I love them so.   Immature, I know.

            2.  My parents didn't have smart dinner parties requiring serving pieces hence the boxes. Plus, she never would have bought them on her own even if they were...

           3.  Pink.  My mother's kitchen was pink; everything in there from the floor to the sink to the dishwasher was 50's pink.  

C.  She hated tchotchkes.  Even tchotchkes I made her but don't get me started on that - that's a  soul- wrenching post for a different day. 

So while I think these things...

 retro serving pieces

...are retrotfreakingfanabulous!

My mother would have seen them as horrid mustard yellow and heinous green ugly dust collectors.

And yay! I guess because sixty years later they are brand new and perfect for me to love.  Life's funny like that.

Go visit my Retro Tuesday Pal at Vonlipi's Favorites

FYI she blogs at The Pyrex Collective too which is amazing! Go look! 

Anyone else want to be a retro Tuesday pal? Send me a link....


Babes Mami 1/4/11, 11:20 AM  

I sadly can't throw away things Nate has made me. So far it's just paintings that we do together but I have them all. We did three canvases and they are in our bedroom on the wall lol.

How great that you get something brand new and you will love it forever!

J Sedai 1/4/11, 4:17 PM  

YAY now you gets to enjoy found stuffs!

awe, younger you, I'd have kept *some* of the things you made me. I have a box for things my kids make. they understand I can't keep ALL of their things, but I keep some things, some cause it's their "firsts", some cause it's done WELL, and some cause it's special for some reason.

Vonlipi 1/4/11, 4:42 PM  

How cool that your mom kept those even if they weren't her style!

And in the box too! Shazam!

Sorry I was so late for RT. ;)

ladyjanewriter 1/4/11, 7:36 PM  

And the rooster looks like a rooster from a PA Dutch Hex Sign! :-D

Maureen 1/4/11, 9:44 PM  

How cool! Mint in box and everything.

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