retro wedding
Photo by Ash Nayler.

There were so many fantastic finds, cool summer getaways and darn cute photos of readers — we love it when you get in the photos, too — in our recent end of summer uploader. Above: Readers Jennie and Aidan got married this summer in a retro-style wedding — love! Thanks so much for sharing everyone! Pam had me go through the 200+ photos to pick out some of my favorites, and here they are in no particular order. 

We were majorly impressed with Readers Jennie and Aidan. Not only did they have a retro-themed wedding this summer, but Aidan also appears to have some awesome welding skills:

retro plant standsAbove:

Found a set of 2 West German pots (Scheurich) at a rummage sale. The yellow pot in the front is one of them. Aidan made the plants stands, he has welding skills. —  Jennie & Aidan

retro shadowboxAbove: Reader Keisha found this fantastic shadowbox at an estate sale for the amazing low price of $2! Now that’s a good deal! P.S. We love your retro outfit, glasses and hairdo too!

retro hanging chairAbove: I’m totally in love with this colorful hanging chair submitted by a mystery reader. Is it macrame?

vintage sunglassesAbove: Here’s another great idea we’re stealing. This mystery reader says:

I’m the lady on the right. I took my grandmother’s old frames to my vision place and had sunglasses made. The man explained that people do this all the time. I can now remember her every time I put my sunglasses on!

vintage airline seatsAbove: How sophisticated is reader Geronimom in these vintage TWA First Class airline seats, now situated in her living room. She says:

We have quite enjoyed traveling around the world first class during our “staycation” this summer while sitting in the vintage TWA L-1011 first class seats hubby found to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary! As a former TWA flight attendent, he could not have given me a gift I’d love more! 😉 

retro garage doorAbove: We love the new paint job that midcenturythriftygal gave the original garage doors on her 1953 home.

vintage lampsAbove: We always love a good midcentury lamp, but reader Donna has taken her lamp love to the next level and named them! She writes:

On the left: My first and ugliest MCM lamp, my BIL named him Burford! On the right: Burford’s mate, Hortense!

retro camperAbove: Is there any better way to spend the summer than camping in a vintage trailer? And wow, this sure is a cute one! This mystery reader writes:

Camping in our vintage ’61 Aristocrat… lovin summer.

retro entry doorAbove: This mystery reader’s entry way is fantastic — starburst knobs, starburst doorbell, breeze blocks, cone light, flamingo doormat and those groovy front doors, freshly painted orange. Great job! Mystery reader writes: 

I found…. That I’m crazy, after spending weeks refinishing these doors…  And a few other thing too. 😉

tikiAbove: You know Pam and I love dressing up in our vintage tiki wear, as do many others like readers Josh and Lisa (Tikimama) posing by the new tiki unveiled outside the Caliente Tropics.

Mega thanks to everyone who participated in our uploader. It is all so fun, don’t you think?

  1. Rick G says:

    Congrats to those chosen for the 12 photos & many thanks to all who shared their kool pics – I for one cannot get enough of seeing this great stuff !!!

  2. Karen says:

    Keishe. I was stunned at your picure as you look like a replica of my Aunt Ann during that time period. Same glasses, same type dress and coloring. She wore short hair but your look is similar. Aunt Ann has been gone quite awhile so it was wonderful to see her “resurrected”. Many thanks

  3. GlenEllyn says:

    These are all so much fun to see. The entryway is to die for. Everything about it is just fabulous! I don’t recall ever seeing a shadow box like this one. I can’t wait to see it when it’s “done.”

    I love the garage door, too – such an easy way to add some charm and interest to something that is so often ignored. I’d like to do something like this, but first I have to figure out how to keep people from running into mine. It’s off the alley out back and I think drivers use my space to turn around, but they can’t seem to do it without hitting my door. Grrr.

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