LIFE IN THE 1950S (IF YOU WERE A WHITE, MIDDLE CLASS WOMAN), AS SEEN THROUGH THE BLETCHLEY CIRCLE

The following piece is based on one of my new favorite shows, The Bletchley Circle, brought to us by ITV. If you enjoy a period piece murder mystery type thriller, then you may want to catch  The Bletchley Circle on Netflix, especially before you read on...**Spoilers for The Bletchley Circlefollow…**...more

Mid Century TV Lamps

Many years ago I frequented an indoor flea market where a young seller from Connecticut used to sell his wares. He was hip to the Mid-Century scene and always had fabulous smalls. One Sunday just before the place closed, I hurried to his space and found a Royal Haeger fan-tailed goldfish TV lamp with the original tags as well as this shell lamp that had no wiring. I begged him for his best price and got him to accept a check, The purchase left me with no money for an entire week, but I made it through somehow, as I always did when purchases cost me more than my paltry budget allowed....more

1950s Mattel Futurland Guitar

Here's another piece of eye candy that I just can't seem to get rid of despite the fact that it doesn't work any longer and is missing parts. I honestly don't remember where I picked up this funny little toy guitar, but it was stored in a crate in the cellar until my son unearthed it last summer in his attempt to find things for me to sell at the shop. I brought it to countless flea markets but never sold it, most probably because it wasn't in perfect condition....more
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