Retro

How Do Weeki Wachee’s Mermaids Stay Underwater So Long?

The famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs are the epitome of grace and elegance. They make what they do underwater look effortless. Surprisingly, the secrets behind their daily aquatic ballets haven't changed much since the classic Florida roadside...

The Story of the Coppertone Girl

One of the most iconic pieces of advertising that came out of the 1950s was the Coppertone Girl. She was born when the suntan lotion company needed to rebrand itself. Since hitting the market in the years following World War II, Coppertone had used ...

This Long Gone Mall Had a Really Neat Fountain

Opened in the 1950s, Winter Park Mall was promoted as one of the largest enclosed shopping centers in the south. It was known for its imposing centerpiece, a spectacular chalice-shaped fountain under a skylight ceiling. While the mall was popular wi...

Pick Up Man Gear in this Restored Airstream

Parked at 2202 Broadway in San Antonio, Texas is this 1968 Airstream trailer. It made its debut as Outland Provision Co. in early 2016 after an extensive year-long makeover. This mobile retail shop was the brainchild of the creative craftsmen at Bex...

These Custom Pennants are Wonderful Throwbacks

Boys who grew up anytime during the last century likely had pennants from their favorite sports teams tacked to their bedroom wall.  High school, collegiate and professional sports teams traditionally used felt pennants as souvenirs emblazoned with t...

Trader Mae’s is Shabby Chic to It’s Core

Find yourself in the Orlando area and looking to give your home a shabby chic shot in the arm? I've got two words for you -- Trader Mae's. About a 26-minute drive northwest of downtown Orlando in the suburb of Apopka is 24,000 square feet of home de...

This Streamliner is Home to Amazing Barbecue

When you get a hankering for good barbecue while visiting Savannah, Georgia, let your nose guide you to a vintage Streamliner in the city's Victorian District. The winged pig on a tall neon sign will let you know you've arrived at Sandfly BBQ. Let...