Sunday, July 28, 2013

Flashback: 1950s Men's Beach Cabana Jacket... Retro Beach Time Fun at Acushnet River Antiques

Colorful 1950s Men's Retro Beach Jacket

Do you ever walk into an antique booth and spot something and get sucked into memory lane in such a powerful way? Well that is what happened to me yesterday when I was visiting an antique mall in New Bedford, Mass. A colorful 1950s cabana jacket called out to me and said...DAD is here...dad had this jacket or one way similar.

I immediately got a flashback to the pool and beach days when dad would be wearing one of these now RETRO beach jackets. Oh yes, I can see dad as clear as day with his overweight belly sticking through the jacket as he paraded around in his 1950s beach ourtfits. You remember ... the trunks and the jacket were coordinated as a set. FUN memory.

Image taken at http://www.newbedfordantiquedealers.com/AcushnetRiverAntiques.htm

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.com Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists

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