I love it when I acquire a vintage item for my shop that has an interesting back story. The newest item at T-Party Antiques happens to have a wonderful one.
Barbara, one of my customers, is shown above on Christmas morning in 1952. At the tender age of ten, she still very much believed in Santa Claus. Barb is proudly grinning for the camera because he granted her request for a new bicycle. Having kept this Christmas gift for 61 years, she has decided it's time to sell her beloved childhood bike — a girl's Rollfast model, complete with fenders and a pretty blue and white frame.
Barbara's bicycle is now for sale in my SoNo Marketplace booth. Loaded with vintage appeal, I added a small basket and fresh flowers to make it over-the-top charming.
That is one sweet ride!