Monday, October 29

Vintage Finds For A Modern World: Swimsuit Edition.

I've long been an admirer of the retro-fabulous decor at Indian Springs Spa in Calistoga. All around their famous spring-water-filled pool are vintage bathing suits displayed in simple Lucite frames. I love the contrast of the faded, funky print swimsuits in the modern acrylic frames. I've wanted to do a bathroom around this idea for awhile now (it's on a long list of to-do's) and when I saw this perfect suit at Greasy Waitress, it reminded me it may just be time. Wouldn't this swimsuit look perfect framed against a crisp white wall and accompanied by some lush, pastel-colored towels? I do believe I'm diving in!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please show us the results of the vintage bathing makeover when its finished. This is such a cool idea.

AngieMontreal said...

Yes! Go for it!

And oh, the beautiful ceramic accessories you could use to hold Q-tips, soaps, lipsticks, etc!

Can't wait to see the results (if you have time to go for it that is!)

Baba Doodlius said...

I know where you could frame the bajeebers out of it, but you'd have to go to Morgan Hill.

annechovie said...

Genius idea, Victoria! I'd love to see it!

Maggie Sumner said...

It's a great idea.

And shockingly, I sort of remember my mom having a swimsuit not unlike this one when I was little. Too bad I don't still have it. I'm sure I never would have thought of it as a decor item though--so clever!

Emmie said...

I love that idea! Tha bathing suit is wonderfol, just looking at it makes me happy. Please show the results if you go through with it! Love your blog, by the way. /Emmie

Mira said...

This brings back such wonderful memories of my sister and I dressing up in my mother's collection of bathing suits like this one. They had skirts, panels, funky colors and prints. We thought we looked like elves!

Spray Glue said...

i love that swimsuit! It is amazing. thanks for the post!

Gary*

ReAL FaShIoN said...

they were in style, then they went out of style...for a reason