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Friday, 30 September 2011

Memories of the 1960's

Today I am linking up with Natasha over at 5 Minutes Just For Me.  Every weekend she holds a linky party where bloggy friends can share their images from Pinterest.   Today I have decided to share my images of the 1960's and, hopefully, it might bring back some memories for some of you! (Not that many of you were around at that time of course!!).

Twiggy ~ 1960's England
Twiggy - 1960's England
Vintage 1960's purse
Vintage 1960's Bucket Bag
Pierre Cardin 1960's
Pierre Cardin 1960's dress
1960's Polaroid
1960's Polaroid Camera
1960's glasses!
1960's glasses, and, yes, I did have a pair just like that!
1960's Paris
1960's Paris. Note the freedom - no crash helmets!
TV Guide 1960's
1960's TV Guide. Gosh, I used to love Lucille Ball!
1960's turquoise Vespa.
1960's turquoise Vespa.  I want one!
Vintage suitcase 1960's
1960's vintage suitcase.  How cool is that?!
1960's dress
1960's dress. (Shades of Jacky Kennedy?)
1960's
Such a 1960's image
Jean Shrimpton 1960's
Jean Shrimpton was one of THE top models in the 1960's
English 1960's comic....devoured these!
1960's English Comic

Vogue 5915 1960's
1960's Vogue Pattern

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  As for here in deepest Devon at the moment, there is only one word for it - "PHEW!!!"














33 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

I so love the fashion from the 60s, so classy and lovely! Have a nice weekend Diane!

Thisisme. said...

Claudia - My goodness my friend, you're on the ball again today with your comments!! Only just posted about a minute ago! Let's hope this weather holds for over the weekend.

Shady Del Knight said...

I'm way too young to remember the 60s, Thisisme! (LOL) That image of Twiggy reminds me how the standard of beauty fluctuates over time. Models like Twiggy who were ultra petite, thin as a rail, and rather anemic looking were "in" back then. For a while tanned, athletic body types were in fashion. Today, Rubenesque, plus-size models are in style. Those Vespa scooters were much more common in England than here in the states, I do believe. I don't remember seeing many of them when I was growing up. I hope you're feeling better by the hour, dear friend. Have a safe and happy weekend. Gawgus and Alfred will soon be visiting!

orchid said...

Dear Lady,
oh, I really loved Twiggy when I was little, hehe. And surprised me to know you had TV Guide in 60's. Or only I don't know.
Yes, we all wish you feel better and marvelous, relaxing weekend.
Blessing to my sweet lady♡♡♡
Hugs to you, Orchid*

Glenda said...

It was such a "cool" era, wasn't it? Love the pics!

Thisisme. said...

Shady - Hi Tom! Way too young indeed my friend! (We wish! LOL!). I'm afraid that I'll never be Rubenesque! :( Hope you have a relaxing weekend over there in Florida.

Orchid - thank you so much for your sweet comments - I hope all is well with you and that you enjoy the weekend. Sending you blessings and hugs.

Glenda - so glad you enjoyed the pics today. Yes, it really was such a 'cool' era.

vintch said...

oh the sixties! such a fabulous decade! everything is so lovely, and floral and just downright special. thank you for sharing this, diane!

SkippyMom said...

I am a bit young for these memories, but they are fun none the less.

The colors were so vibrant! I like that some of them have come back into style.

Thisisme. said...

vintch - my pleasure! Glad you enjoyed the images and can appreciate them, even at such a young age. Hee Hee!!

Skippy - How wonderful to be 'too young...!!". Wish I could step back 20 years! No, I don't mean that, as I wouldn't have my gorgeous grandchildren! Hope you all have a lovely weekend across the pond my friend. Hugs.

chambanachik said...

Oh, beautiful! I could totally live in the 60s. :)

Katherines Corner said...

Fun post I was born Nov 1 1960 in England ;-) Sending big hugs and sincere wishes for a weekend filled with joy, Katherine

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Great fun, thanks for the the trip down memory lane. Have a fabulous warm and summery weekend.

Thisisme. said...

chambanachik - hi there. Lovely to see you here today. It was certainly a fun time to live in, especially for women!

Katherines Corner - good to see you here today. Interesting to see that you were born in England! Thank you for your good wishes. Enjoy your weekend my friend.

LindyLouMac in Italy - Glad you enjoyed it Linda! It's our era, isn't it?! Yes, the forecast is certainly looking good for the weekend. x

Belle said...

All these photos brought back memories. I had glasses like that too! I loved the fashions of the sixties. I well remember Twiggy but didn't want to look like her. I wanted to look like Yvette Mimieux, an American actress. She was curvy. I only remember the Vespa from movies of the time where the actors were off in Europe. You can rent scooters like that here in my hometown in the summer.

Darlene said...

I wore glasses almost like those, and mine were baby blue! Great little trip down Memory Lane! With my memory, it's a wonder I can remember any of it!

Grammy Goodwill said...

Oh, I remember all those things. I loved Twiggy. I think my mom had glasses like those. Have a wonderful weekend.

Chatty Crone said...

I had glasses like that in 5th grade - white ones - can't believe it.

sandie

Thisisme. said...

Belle - hi there! Glad the images brought back memories for you today. The 60's really were quite iconic, weren't they?! Have a good weekend my friend.

Darlene - I'm sure you're not really old enough to remember any of this! Hee Hee!!

Grammy Goodwill - Yes, I loved Twiggy too. She is still doing very well over here now, and she is in her early 60's.

Thisisme. said...

Chatty Crone - it seems that several of us had glasses like that. We were obviously at the cutting edge of fashion. LOL!!

Olive Cooper said...

I do not remember much of the 60's but I had a wonderful patient in the 1990's who had really old kitten glasses with rhinestones and I tried and tried to talk her out of them to no avail.

Susan said...

You went right up my alley! The mod clothes, and we loved 'Twiggy'. My brother took subscriptions and delivered the TV Guide in the early 60's. His orders would come to our house, and he and I would deliver them to the neighborhood, just like throwing the evening paper. I lived by the TV Guide, and we loved Lucille Ball! This was great Thisisme! You struck gold!

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

What do I remember of the 60's well I remember walking on the fence out the front of our house and calling my dad "bay" and being sent to school on a public holiday but then I was only a kid in the 60's......lol

BECKY said...

I was right there with you! So funny to see the pictures again. I had the exact same pointy dark framed glasses!! I was "chubby" in the wrong era....Twiggy? Puh-lease!
Thanks for the memories!

Thisisme. said...

Olive - oh, those glasses with the rhinestones sound wonderful. What a pity the old lady wouldn't let you have them! I wondered what happened to them.

Susan - hi there. I'm so glad that his post revived all those memories for you. Lucille Ball was just so funny, wasn't she?! Fancy you and your brother delivering that TV guide to households. We're obviously in the same era my friend!

Jo=Anne Rambling - your comment made me smile! Lucky you, only being a child in the 60's! I was a teenager!

Becky - hi there. Lovely to see you here today. Another one that had the pointed glasses! Hee Hee!! Glad it brought back some memories for you today.

Eva Ason said...

Lovely photos from the 60's - so colorful. I was born late 60's so can't say I remember much of it. Have only seen photos and such. Hope your lovely weather will continue there for you :) Here it's lashing, but it's alright am not planning to go out much today anyways. Enjoy your Weekend my friend!

Thisisme. said...

Eva - thank you! Oh no, I can't believe you have lashing rain over there. What a bummer with it being the weekend and you not having to work! It is really baking here, and forecast to be the same for the next few days. (Sorry, you probably don't want to know that, do you?! Hee Hee!).

Eva Ason said...

I'm happy that you've finally got some nice and sunny weather there :) I don't really care about the weather, there's so many things I can do indoors today:)

Bouncin' Barb said...

I do remember these things even though I was younger. The ones that jump out are Twiggy, the polaroid camera (had a bunch of those) and those stupid kerchiefs for your hair. Oh I hated wearing those and my mother made me! Great post and wonderful memories.

Thisisme. said...

Eva = I'm glad you still find things to do, even inn the rain. Thanks for popping back again!

Bouncin'Barb - Thank you for your good comment. You're obviously catching up on all your posts! Thank you for popping over.

Odie Langley said...

This was such a refreshing post my friend. I was a teenager in the mid sixties and remember all the examples you had. Never knew I could get so interested in anything like Pinterest. Hope you are having a great weekend.
Odie

Gawgus things... said...

I'd have thought your little minimdress would have been on this post!

Natasha in Oz said...

That 1960's Bucket Bag is gorgeous! I would love one of those right now. isn't it wonderful how fashion goes around in circles!

Thanks so very much for linking up to my Pinning and Singing Pinterest Party! I am so thrilled that you joined in.

Best wishes and happy pinning!
Natasha

Thisisme. said...

Natasha - I used to have one of those bucket bags back in the 1960's, and I really loved it even then. How I wished that I had kept it! LOL! I tell my daughters about things, and they always say, "oh mum, why didn't you keep it!" Because I didn't have room, that's why and because when you are living in an era, you never think that these things are going to come back in, say, 30 or 40 years!!!