A TRUE VINTAGE MID-CENTURY SMOCK TO REMIND ME OF FAMILY KITCHENS ON THANKSGIVING DAY

IMG_1756HAPPY TURKEY DAY EVERYONE!  We have so much to be thankful for, and I’ll think of all the excitement and happy times that this mid-century smock has probably seen over the years while I enjoy a beautiful meal at sea.

This is probably the oldest smock I’ve discovered, of delicious cotton that is SOOOOOOOOO soft now.  Of course, it was meant to wear while cooking or doing housework, but I may wear it as a summer top, too. Over pants, shorts or a skirt it will be very cute!

I love to imagine the stories that my true vintage garments could tell and, if I look closely, I can find clues.  This one tells of how hard it worked, but still held up for many, many years.  It tells of how meticulous it’s wearer was in preventing stains, burns or tears.  The only damage, which I fixed, was caused by the number of times that sash had been tied on . . . . . . . .

Thank you, also, to you – my faithful followers – who have stuck with me for years and to all who have enjoyed the fun and surprises with me.

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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WOWEE AGAIN!!! MORE GREAT FINDS TODAY

file0001209214386-ebook-cover-1-11111211111112111Today, on a more-or-less routine survey, I had wonderful good fortune.  I’m just about to re-examine and photograph my newest acquisitions and get them ready to post on the blog.  Because I have already scheduled postings for the next three days, expect to begin seeing these on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Stay tuned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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WOWEE! A FUN AND RARE FIND – 1960’S WAITRESS UNIFORM

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It was really fun to come across this find!  A poly-nylon women’s uniform – probably from a diner waitress or other food worker in the 1960’s.  Could even be from the 1950’s – must research the maker’s label.

The blue is really nice, and the fact that it is in such perfect condition!  Also love the cute scalloping on the collar.

Really makes me wonder where this was worn and about all the stories it must have to tell.  If only she’d carried a secret tape recorder . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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TRUE VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN KITCHEN FUN

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWow again.  Tons of fun!  This one didn’t cause the mystery and the “a-ha” moments that the  dress did, but it was just an immediate Back to the Future experience!!

The moment I spied these crazy cats, I was transported to the early 1960’s.  There is a cartoon show from that time called The Jetsons, still available to watch online.  I can see Mrs. Jetson wearing this in the kitchen or, maybe, their pet cat looked like this.  It just made me laugh.  And, guess what else I found – the elusive but ever-present safety pin inside.  Seems like no mid-century homemaker wanted to be caught without one at hand.

Lots of clues here – no mystery about getting it right. . . . . . . . I take back what I said yesterday – it is just as fun to get knocked over the head with all the information as it is to solve a mystery, just not the same fun.  But, hey – fun is fun, right?  Sounds like a silly argument to me . . . . . . . . . . . ..

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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WHAT’S THE SPECIAL TODAY AT STELLA’S DINER? A TRUE VINTAGE WAITRESS UNIFORM (HOLD THE GRAVY . . .)

WHAT'S THE SPECIAL TODAY AT STELLA'S DINER? A TRUE VINTAGE WAITRESS UNIFORM (HOLD THE GRAVY . . .).

WHAT’S THE SPECIAL TODAY AT STELLA’S DINER? A TRUE VINTAGE WAITRESS UNIFORM (HOLD THE GRAVY . . .)

IMG_1311My specialty – a fabulous, surprise find!  – one of those rare discoveries that give the Magicvintagespy goosebumps of satisfaction.  I found it more than a year ago, but didn’t have an opportunity then to make a good photograph.  This uniform is from the mid-1960’s.

Don’t you wonder what stories it could tell?  And all the conversations it heard and scenes it witnessed?  I love to imagine all those things.  Every waitress witnesses the whole world while slinging hash.

It’s such a treat to find a garment that you KNOW took a lot of abuse and got splashed with of coffee, gravy (and goodness knows what else) still in such wonderful condition!  These babies were made to stand up to it, and I am ever – grateful.

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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