Saturday, June 4

Vintage Windbreaks. . .


Because I know how difficult they are to get
because I know how much you love them
because they're useful
and faded
and evocative of picnics spent sheltering from the wind
eating egg sandwiches garnished with cress


Because they're perfectly English
and perfectly useful
and perfectly Vintage in a REAL Country Living way
and because they remind of us a
gentler age, now so sadly past. . .


Because of all these reasons I hope you'll forgive
a blatantly Pimping Post
advertising the two 1950s deckchair-stripe canvas windbreaks 
I have listed on tedandbunny Ebay this week. . .

xxx

15 comments:

trashsparkle said...

ooh, they remind me of grimly gusty days spent on pevensey, and other daytrip, beaches with my parents back in the day. apparently you can't say windbreak anymore without having a 12 year old take the p***, so there'll be no more reminiscing with my children about my beach trips!

My Spotty Pony said...

I was lucky enough to get one of these from you a few years ago on ebay. I have used it many times in my garden as it gets very windy here up north!
Have a great weekend. Abby xx

Pomona said...

Takes me right back to my childhood, too! Except we didn't have a windbreak, and I always envied the people who did!

Pomona x

Sherri B. said...

Very cool! I haven't seen these in the States but what a great idea..love the fabric.

Have a wonderful weekend. xo

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

They really are vintage, in every sense of the word! I love them x

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love this idea, must go check them out!!!!

Fran said...

Far too stylish for the likes of me. But I am with you on the egg sandwich thing. The best.

Linda said...

Hi Sweetie after you have sold yours if you have excess requests I have two beauties also xx Linda

Andi's English Attic said...

And don't forget the sand in the sarnies - windbreak or not it somehow got in. xx

Menopausalmusing said...

Pimp, pimp, pimpedy, PIMP! GLORIOUS post. Loved it. We never "did" seaside holidays. Dad would drive us to a laybye somewhere, open up the aluminium fold up chairs and read the papers... One day he asked if we wanted to bring our friends next time......... HELLO??????!!!???

Susan T said...

Ahh so many happy memories, trying to undress behind a flapping windbreak wrapped in a towel, scratchy sand everywhere - just great.

sue15cat said...

Brings back memories of 'knotted hankie' hats and paddling in my vest and knickers on Morecambe beach. (I was only about 7 at the time, it wasn't recently you'll be glad to hear!)

Lovely windbreaks, we never had one, we used to just hire a deckchair.

Sue xx

Jill said...

I love the windbreaks, I am looking for 2 vintage deckchairs, and ideas all the ones on ebay are miles away from me.
Jillx

The Cloth Shed said...

Love your old garden steps...great prop for your windbreak. We never had a windbreak as a child...by the time we had carried blankets,swimwear,deckchairs and the all important picnic basket full of food to the beach, there was no room in our arms for one!
Glad you are up and running now with Mozilla....
Julie x

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Love them! Sorry haven't replied - very interesting content of email so will reply asap xx

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