Vintage

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 ...

Orlando’s “Lovely” Place to Shop

One of Orlando’s most eclectic shopping experiences can be found in a small strip mall on Corrine Drive in Audubon Park. The brainchild of former marketing strategist Kimberly Hellstrom, The Lovely Boutique Market gives local artisans and vintage co...

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...

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...

You Won’t Believe What’s Inside This Unrestored Mansion

Savannah’s Historic District is filled with dignified, lovingly-restored mansions which can be toured for a price. The Noble Hardee House overlooking Monterey Square is not one of them. Ever bit as stately as its counterparts, construction on this I...