Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wish You Were Here

I'm feeling so busy these days that I'm on the brink of giddy madness. I'm sure you know the feeling. Where you are tired, cracked out from caffeine, and you just laugh because really that's all you can do at this point. Luckily these motel postcards from the past make me laugh even more. Cheesy and great...love it. For your next vacation don't you want to stay at the Space Age Motel?

28 comments:

Lauren K said...

These are just too cool. So nostalgic. They make me want to take a trip....back in time.

Luphia said...

lol, the space age motel sounds great! :)

Krissy said...

I'm right there with ya!
I think it's just that time of the year where people are freaking out at work :)
Hang in there.

TaMs* said...

I love these. So creepy.
I have a book of old postcard images and it's the best. These are way funny.

cindy : quaint said...

hang in there - it's better to be too busy these days. cool motels.

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

how funny.
they are cheesy—but so fun!
just makes me wish i could step back into a time
when life seemed so care free.

i hope your schedule allows for some rest real soon.
i know too well how that can be.

Julia said...

These are AWESOME! I love that giddy madness, everything seems funny during those hours/days/weeks!

Hang in there :)

A Day That Is Dessert said...

These are great!!

Jessica said...

Cool site! I'll be back. :)

ThePeachTree said...

Totally with you on this one :)

Don't these just launch you right back??

Leah said...

love these images. sorry to hear your frazzle dazzled. my solution: organize by way of lists. there is great satisfaction in being able to check something off the list. you can even do a cheater list of things like: brush teeth, check. turn on computer, check.

design for mankind. said...

ha i loooove these! and i've got the madness part down, but not yet the giddy.

maybe i'll work on that today. ;)

Alyssa said...

Those are super sweet -" bow chica bow wow..."

aimee said...

oh, they don't make motels like this anymore. thank goodness for the plastichrome postcards that endure. the ones with the scalloped edges are even better!

Jan said...

Takes me back to simpler times Pleasie.

karyn said...

These are great!

Paul Pincus said...

these are terrific!

are you going to see the william eggleston show at the whitney?! you'll LOVE his work.

cheers.

A-M said...

Love 'em. I am always on the look out for groovy motels in American movies. They are so unique! A-M xx

Chris said...

These are neat! I love the architecture.

The Lil Bee said...

Cheesy and great in a gigantic vat of cheese fries with gravy and extra ketchup. LOVE!

Victoria said...

Wouldn't it be fun to have a time machine and go visit one of these kitschy cool places back in the day!?!

Courtney said...

akkkkkk I LOVE THESE!!!!!!

Simple Answer said...

Ugh. I kinda remember staying in these! These motorcourts always had a pool in the middle of the parking lot.

erin@designcrisis said...

Some of the motels in my hometown still look like this. Nowadays, it is less charming and more scary!

ambika said...

I love the technicolor brightness of the yellows, reds & greens. So different from images now.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I love retro motel postcards. The colors! The "candid" shots! (You know the people in them were posing for the better part of the day). And isn't the "architecture" crazy good?!

wunderbug said...

these are awesome! i love little tidbits of nostalgia like this. :)

jo said...

oh i love this postcards!!! i am a big fan of old, boring, bizarre postcards, they are great in so many ways!

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