$179.99 at the bottom of my purse // dandelion gold

I got my blue bike a little over two years ago. *cringes from looking at a old post...* This spring, I kept looking at the rust on my bike and inwardly moaning. okay okay, I've left it outside in the rain a few times - I admit it! the poor bike.. I consider it vintage because the little red sticker that I found says it was manufactured in 1978..that's vintage..right??

 I fell in love with a bike at the store the other day - $179.99 bucks!! Like oh yeah, I can totally discover THAT at the bottom of my purse. SAID NOBODY EVER. soooooooo, I grabbed a can of $3.98 coral spray paint and I DIY-ed it. (and yes, I realize the color looks very orange-y in the photos..I'm sorry. :P)

I often snatch Sarah's adorable fujifilm camera -- and she usually runs after me, which turns into a hysterical chase around the house and then into the yard where I'm laughing so hard I collapse into a fit of giggles -- and I take walks with my siblings. "JULA, look...DANDELIONS!!" They're gold to kids.

What do you consider vintage??
Do you borrow your sibling's camera?


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  1. I think a bike from the 1970s can definitely be considered vintage. I think anything over 50-70+ years is vintage, right? Oh wait, that makes my parents vintage, haha!

    I have a piano accordion that's 50+ years old. My dad bought it when he was 9 years old and it was already used when he first bought it and I like to consider it a vintage artifact. It'd be interesting to discover whether or not there is a "technical" definition of vintage.

    Anyway, I love what you did with the bike! I think that's a great color, especially for summertime. Your photos are always beautiful. The one of your sister picking dandelions makes me think of when my brothers were little boys and they would play outside with their toy light-sabers "slaying" all the dandelions.

    Dani xoxo
    a vapor in the wind

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    1. oh I laughed so hard after reading that!! lol!! My parents don't hit vintage yet..I'm sure my mom would be ecstatic to hear that. hehe!

      oooohhhhh!! I just googled it and it looks like 1975 or 1979 to the LATEST is considered vintage! whoop whoop! In between that you call it a Classic and then..New. :P Who wants new anyways?! ;) Oh goodness..that sounds soo cool! Have you ever posted any photos of it anywhere? I would love to see!

      I totally agree. I really had a hard time deciding on the color -- they had a light blue, a bright pink, a pastel green (which reminded me of Easter..lol), and I even considered a silverish grey! I had a hard time. :P But, I knew coral is just sooo cute. Aww..thank you Dani! That is a huge compliment to me. Oh that's so cute! I really want to cherish these moments and capture what I can, with memory and camera.. I love these little sidekicks of mine. ;)

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  2. Awe! That last picture is so adorable!! Great job on the bike;). Ohhhhhh......if one of my siblings took my camera they would be dead! Lol!

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    1. IKR?! I got one other that I loved too..I literally had a hard time deciding which one to post! She's just tooooo cute. :D Thanks! I wish you could have gotten to seen the color that it really is.. oh and something super sad. I went out to take a bike ride today to find my tire was FLAT. *sob* Hahaa! I'm guessing you have a super expensive camera ;)

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  3. I love your bike!!!! That is so awesome that you could make it over so easily -- it looks completely different. The orange rocks. ;-P

    Haha, when I first saw this post I thought you meant you had actually found 179.99 in the bottom of your purse...!

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    1. Oh thanks!! It really was easy! I am a bit frustrated that I can't do anything about the handle bars (the blue part) though.. I know if I try to spray paint them, it won't stay. :P Oh well.. guess I should have thought of that before buying "orange". ;)

      Ohhhhhhhhhh!! I wish!!! That would totally make for an adventure..I'm not sure what I would do if I found that much in the bottom of my purse. :P What would you do? ;)

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  4. Aheklrekjrle!!! I LOVE the last photo!! Your sister is beyond adorable!<3

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    1. awwww! Girl!! You're so sweet - isn't she adorbs?! I love her so much :D

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  5. Hahah! ;) so cool, Julia! Ur sister is ADORABLE! Sh reminds me of my little sis Ruthie... They could be friends! ;D

    Xo- Em

    www.pictureperfectionistbyemma.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Emma!! IKR?! I love that little kid. ;) aww...that's sooo cute. She loves little girls! How old is your little sis??

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  6. The only camera I use is basically stolen from my older brother. XD

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    1. hahaa!! That's what siblings do - right???

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  7. Woah, you totally made that bike look incredible! It's probably considered vintage, or at least you can say that :) xD Sarah has a fujifilm camera?? Is it one of those polaroids? THAT HAS BEEN ON MY WISHLIST FOR YEARS. <3

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    1. Ohh, thanks!! I am SUPER happy with how it looks too. Except...my bike tire popped!! *SOB* nooooooo, she doesn't have a polaroid. :P I WANT ONE TOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Nice job on the bike, Julia! I think orange is unique... ;) I guess maybe things from the 70s and beforehand can be vintage?? I dunno for sure, but the bike is definitely cute! (And kinda vintage-y looking! Does it look like Anne's bike in AOGG at all to you!? ;))

    Nope, I don't borrow anyone's camera! Mostly because the only person who owns a nice camera is Jesse... (I have two, I think, but they aren't the nicest, and my phone is more portable, so I normally just use that! :P Jesse spent around $800 on his camera!!!)

    -Micaiah-

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    1. blah. it's really this ADORABLE coral which only I get to enjoy I guess... lol Crazy camera! I think you're right.. Google agrees. So, probably. Oh wow! Yeah, kinda!! I should watch it again and pay super close attention to her bike. ;)

      Oh yes, a phone is way more portable! It's sad that they don't take THE most amazing photos. lol! oh wow. that's A LOT of money hahaa!!

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  9. The photo of your little sister is to much!!
    I absolutely love it.
    p.s. I just found your blog and may or may not be obsessed.

    Leah

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    1. Oh goodness - I agree more than 100% with you there. ;) I love that girl!! AWW! Thank you. I just went to your blog and adored it! You've got a new follower - and then I found your pinterest. GAH.... it's ADORBS. Do you have instagram??

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  10. Your bike looks great! That is a wonderful DIY project.
    Geneva

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    1. Thank you! I really had a blast with it. My siblings loved seeing the pink grass after I painted my bike in the yard lol!

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  11. How fun Julia! I love biking and and I love vintage so this post was such a joy to read.
    Sorry I haven't commented on your blog much. I have been reading and really enjoying it for several months I just hadn't had the time to tell you so! I especially love all of your DIY projects like the one above. They are inspiring to me.

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    1. That's great Lydia! I had fun doing it. I love the look of my bike. :D
      Oh, that's totally fine. Thanks for commenting now and encouraging me!! I am going to continue my DIY posts..seriously, thank you. :)

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