I get a kick out of the 1950's being such a popular period for collectors and those who are
'Living/Decorating/Dressing The Retro Rage'.
I grew up in the 50's and 60's. Never dreamed it would one day be all the 'Rage'.
However, looking back, I have to say...
It was fun. It was funky.
I'm having fun going back in time and creating
'One-of-a-kind Retro Jewelry'.
Retro Parts...Yellow Flower Choker with rhinestone centers and funky link chain.
Vintage Beads...Black Jet Glass faceted rounds and cones.
Contemporary Beads...Yellow grooved glass rondels, yellow and black tube blown glass beads. and brass Retro Style Owl Pendent.
Dad just shook his head and said, "Ain't that the truth. If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous."
As Grandmother was licking a stamp she asked, "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a nickle just to mail a letter?"
Granddad threw the newspaper down in disgust and said, "The Government is wanting to get its hands on everything. Pretty soon it's going to be impossible to run a family business or farm. If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.
From there, the conversation bounced around from one topic to another. I remember my Granddad's comments about my friends..."Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls." Grandmother nodded in agreement and added, "Also, their music drives me wild. This 'Rock Around The Clock' thing is nothing but racket."
The real shocker for me was when Dad put down the weekly newspaper and in astonishment said, "I just read in the paper where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it here in TEXAS! Don't that beat all.
Really, Ya'll...there's lots more of my Folks Fifties Talkin'!
I'll be back with more Jewelry Repurposing and Retro Reminiscing!