Burt, Bobby, Laurie & I…

I have a treasure trove of vintage polaroids I bought at the Sandwich, Massachusetts Flea Market a few years ago for twenty bucks. I found them yesterday in my studio and had an idea.

Do I look a little bored, mad or just caught off guard? Burt does seem to be scanning the room and not being terribly attentive to me. Who knows what sort of crap he pulled before they started snapping photos of us? Maybe my expression was entirely appropriate.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t a photo of Elliot Gould. He was entirely swoonworthy to me as a 12-year-old watching M.A.S.H. with my Dad. I just had to make it work with the Burt Reynolds. 😃

Maybe our date was arranged by the studio? Oh, Hollywood…

My big sister, Laurie, on the other hand, truly adored Bobby Sherman. She looks quite thrilled with her 1971 Golden Globes date. Mr. Sherman appears to be relaxed, attentive and at ease.

I’m pretty sure, Laurie would’ve been equally thrilled to be photoshopped with Donny Osmond, or David Cassidy from The Partridge Family. It just wasn’t in the polaroids.

Here’s to childhood crushes.

Who were yours?

PLEASE NOTE: Richard Dreyfuss, Kris Kristofferson or Gabe Kaplan were my other childhood crushes. Unfortunately there weren’t any photos of them in the lot I purchased.

Flea Market Gems Today

Flea Market Finds today

Flea Market Finds today

flea market fabric, Lillibridge, Dakota 1966

It was the best Sandwich, Mass flea market of the summer. Truly a gorgeous day with no threat of rain and not too hot and the vendors came out of the woodwork. My daughter, Willa and I were drawn in by so many shiny objects. Here are a few of my purchases—love the vintage purple bag and the curtain was a bit cut up, but there is still a lot to work with…pillows? a bag?. I also purchased two money clips for Jeff one with a bowler on it (to remind him of me-decent bowler) and one with an alter boy.

Good luck with your treasure hunting wherever your journey takes you.

A Ballerina Artist and a Sex Therapist Author


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