07 July 2008

Found Objects

It's not unusual on any given day to find my boyfriend and I exploring local abandoned buildings or road-tripping to scout out abandoned sites. It's also not unusual for us to come home with a few found treasures from our adventures. One of our favorite things to find is vintage photographs and this has to be one of my favorites! Tom ran across it while out in an abandoned industrial site last week. After snapping the above photo he tucked it away to add to our growing collection of found objects. And it just gets better... on the back of the photo it's written "Toots and John, Disneyland 1972". Her name is Toots! I took a close up of the photo so you can check out the awesome sailor dress Toots is sporting. Wouldn't I love to run across that at a vintage store!

13 comments:

K.B. said...

aww toots! what a cute name. and i love that you are collecting found objects...that sounds so cool!

esme and the lane way said...

I love finding things like this. It's so interesting getting a little peek into these peoples lives all those years ago – and yep, awesome dress!

jayne said...

that truly is amazing! i just love the term, "found objects", like lost treasures except less corny haha. the photo is adorable, so nostalgic

Missa said...

How totes cute is Toots! What an amazing find... and that sailor dress!

Sarah said...

If I had that dress, my life would be complete.

Tricia said...

What a great find!

Gabsterr said...

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Toots and john are so cute~
aswell as toots dress

Vintage Vinyl said...

Toots! I love it.
That is so neat how you collect found objects.

AlicePleasance said...

Found objects in abandoned places are the best...and found photos are always gorgeous :-)

LML said...

going thu abandoned creeply places that most ppl are too scared to go in sounds quite fun actually!

The Clothes Horse said...

Aw, I want to meet Toots now! I had a friend named Treats once, I always thought it was the coolest name ever. His mother called him Treaters...

oldoldfashioned said...

that is such a phenomenal find: this morning a fellow blogger sent me a marvellous little parcel with a vintage photograph of a lady resplendent in a swimsuit, it's just lovely, as is this photograph of toots and john!
what a little snap of the past, such a treasure, i almost feel sad that they no longer have it themselves, but i'm sure that it has found an excellent home with you and your boyfriend.

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

She is such an adorable mom, perfect outfit for Disney land!