Back in time beach days :: Treasury Thursday

As soon as the idea of “Retro Beach” came in on Facebook for this week’s treasury challenge, this image came to my mind. I mentioned in an earlier post that my mom had lived in San Francisco and this photo captures her and her girlfriends in their heyday – look at those bathing beauties! Life was more carefree; this was before marriages and baby carriages, before mortgages and carpools and weekly trips to the grocer.  Easy days in the sunshine, probably talking about boys, what dress to wear to dinner and perhaps the rock star everyone was crushing on.

My mom is on the left and my guess is that this photo was taken mid-late 1940s…
and has a permanent spot in a frame in my home!

Thanks to Leona from Lee’s Whimsy for the great idea and the inspiration to return to simpler times; such a perfect fit for the season when we should all slow down a bit, hopefully enjoy some carefree moments and savor the longer days!   Stop by and say hello to Leona!

View the Treasury in Etsy or take a stroll right here…don’t forget the sunscreen!

Retro Beach Bicycle - 5x7 Polaroid Print - Seafoam Green Beach Cruiser Bike Ocean Summer Vacation - jenaardell
Retro Beach Bicycle – 5×7 Polaroid Print – Seafoam Green Beach Cruiser Bike O…

$25.00
vintage Florida beach decor art photo WATER NYMPHS 11x14 summer swim girls print 1920s - VintageBeach
vintage Florida beach decor art photo WATER NYMPHS 11×14 summer swim girls pr…

$44.00
Vintage Surfboard Art Print - Retro Beach Surf Orange White Aqua Surfing Beach House Home Decor Wall Art Photograph - SevenElevenStudios
Vintage Surfboard Art Print – Retro Beach Surf Orange White Aqua Surfing Beac…

$25.00
Vintage Shell Trivet, Seashell Resin Tray Wall Hanging - VintagePennyLane
Vintage Shell Trivet, Seashell Resin Tray Wall Hanging

$12.00
Retro Dangle Earrings: Funky Colorful Beach Blanket Bingo - SparklePlentyToo
Retro Dangle Earrings: Funky Colorful Beach Blanket Bingo

$12.00
Handbag, tiny a-line floral with pink faux leather accents, "Lago" - maryzank
Handbag, tiny a-line floral with pink faux leather accents, “Lago”

$40.00
Bathing Beauty Jane - watercolor portrait by Gretchen Kelly - gretchenkellystudio
Bathing Beauty Jane – watercolor portrait by Gretchen Kelly

$125.00
Comrade Cotton Womens Shorts Russian Floral. - comradeboardshorts
Comrade Cotton Womens Shorts Russian Floral.

$55.00
Yellow 1960's Round Sunglasses Bright Horn Rim Sunny Simple Non Prescription Green Tint Lens - THAYEReyewear
Yellow 1960’s Round Sunglasses Bright Horn Rim Sunny Simple Non Prescript…

$37.50
Vintage Kwik Sew Bikini Swimsuit Pattern, 2 Piece Suit, Beach Attire, Retro Beach suit, Pattern479, Size 6,8,10, Beach wrap, 34b - TheIDconnection
Vintage Kwik Sew Bikini Swimsuit Pattern, 2 Piece Suit, Beach Attire, Retro B…

$45.00
Vintage Florida Coasters - elizabethwrenvintage
Vintage Florida Coasters

$14.00
Vintage Hawaiian Pin Up Girl Bottle Cap Necklace - betsysdrawers
Vintage Hawaiian Pin Up Girl Bottle Cap Necklace

$20.00
Art Photography, Merry Go Round, Carnival, Sea Ocean Beach, Nursery - LafayettePlace
Art Photography, Merry Go Round, Carnival, Sea Ocean Beach, Nursery

$22.00
Pink Peony Photo Art 8 x 10, Vivid Flower Closeup - LeesWhimsy
Pink Peony Photo Art 8 x 10, Vivid Flower Closeup

$20.00
RADIO -  September in the Beach Retro Soiree - TheBIG8s
RADIO – September in the Beach Retro Soiree

$59.00
4 Glass Drink Stir Stirrer Swizzle Sticks Green Yellow Palm Fronds Beach Art Deco Retro Barware Cocktail Serving - aemontague
4 Glass Drink Stir Stirrer Swizzle Sticks Green Yellow Palm Fronds Beach Art …

$8.00

5 thoughts on “Back in time beach days :: Treasury Thursday

  1. Perfection!!! I absolutely love it! Your mom was in a beautiful group of girls!!! I adore the Water Nymphs – my grandparents lived in Florida, and we would go spend a few weeks every summer — aaahh, carefree days!

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