‘Retro life’

Vintage meets Present in real life

April 21, 2015 | Lifestyle, Retro life | 2 comments

If you’ve read my “About Me” page, you know that I like to blog about the best and positive aspects of the past without forgetting that I am living in the present and ofcourse I have my frequent trips to Homemade Inspiration town. Sounds like a mouth full right? So how does that look like in real life? Have a peek:
Every now and then I take the Oriental Spice part of my blog literally.

Een foto die is geplaatst door Oriental Spice and Chocolate (@orientalspiceandsomechocolate) op 19 Apr 2015 om 5:52 PDT

If I lived in the early 1900s…

March 26, 2015 | Retro life | 1 comment

via Wikimedia Commons

How would life be if I would have lived 100 years, 80 years  or 60 years ago? Do you ever wonder about that? Well, I do. Nowadays, while living your daily life random thoughts appear. From “Where’s the wifi” to “Why does this train has a 5-minute delay”. Or from “It’s Netflix time, do not disturb me” to “Where did the weekend go?” A few days ago I started thinking about those random thoughts and the past. If I were in a similar position in life as I am at the moment, how would my life look like in a certain time period? What would I do in my spare time in the early 1900s. Would I be a flapper in the 1920s? How many gloves would I have in the 1950s? Would I master that Twist in the 1960s? Questions, questions. Of course I will never know the …

And the award for the Best Era goes to…

 

For some things one blogpost just isn’t enough. A while ago I explained to you where my vintage fascination came from. One fine day in my personal history (2 weeks ago), I was half-awake and scrolling through my facebook timeline with one eye open. (People who are smiling right now will understand). That morning, one picture about the 1950s gave me a wake-up call. The picture was taken from and old movie scene and had a caption like: “Why didn’t I grew up in the 1950s”. The discussion below the picture was actually quite interesting. Some people resented the statement and pointed out issues like racism, discrimination and the disadvantaged position of women. Although I obviously know how much these issues (unfortunately) were alive and kicking back in the day, I don’t agree with the comments. But…it got me thinking and led to this sequel of the origin of my vintage fascination v.s. the present.
If you think …

Vintage humor education

August 24, 2014 | A laugh a day, Retro life | 1 comment

If you follow my facebook page closely you know that vintage humor pictures have a special place in my heart. The concept is very easy: take some typical vintage pictures and add a hilarious, yet straight-to-the-point caption which is related to the Here and Now or things that haven’t changed at all. Mix it together with a little photoshop and BAMMM instant entertainment guaranteed.
Vintage hilarity makes the (internet) world go round.
If you are unaware of this hype, don’t worry. This evening I am educating you in the vintage humor department. I bet you can relate to at least three of them. And if you have the same humor as me you will either be chuckling, laughing out loud or trying to keep a poker face while wanting to chuckle, because you are reading this in public.
Enjoy!

 
via annetaintor.com
 

 


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