Monday, January 23, 2012

Retro Wall (023/366)

2012 01 23 johnsphotow
“If you are calling from a rotary phone, simply stay on the line until an operator returns, and then provide the operator with the next number you want to call.”

TIME:  7:12 PM PST
PLACE:  My brother’s house, California
SUBJECT:  Birthday presents and wall clock
(photo by said brother)

My brother John, has been into mid-century modern before mid-century modern was cool.  Like, way back in the late 1980’s/early 1990’s.  It’s true.  The home he recently purchased is quite retro as well.  When I saw this phone at our school’s rummage sale in October, I pounced on it knowing that it would be perfect for him.  Then in December, I found the pepper mill at a local thrift store.  These two items along with a couple of vintage books from our childhood and a retro decorating color wheel were Priority mailed to him on Saturday.  I was just a couple of days late from his b-day on the 20th.  He texted me this picture this evening.  I guess that means he likes his gift.

4 comments:

bentonflocke said...

I love such "old" things!!

Mari said...

Perfect! I would say you did good!

Julia said...

a perfect retro-picture. I love it.

Dana said...

Love this!

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