09 February 2011

Wishin' and Hopin': Let's Bring Back

While doing a bit of online gift shopping today, I came across this scrumptious little treasure: Let's Bring Back: An Encyclopedia of Forgotten Yet Delightful, Chic, Useful, Curious, and Otherwise Commendable Things from Times Gone By with this downright charming book trailer. I am incredibly tempted to buy it immediately.
Have any of you dears read it or seen it in person?
After watching that trailer, I have the sudden urge to play some records and try a bouffant.

52 comments :

  1. Never heard of this title, but if it is calling you, you should answer!

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  2. Awesome find! I remember records :) Still have mine somewhere....

    :)

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  3. Elie: True! :)

    Emily: I have tons of records :) I love the pop and snap of an old record.

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  4. OMGosh that does sound good. I do miss some of the "good old stuff"! :)

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  5. This sounds interesting! I am excited for you to read it.

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  6. I haven't read it but it looks like you could have designed the cover. I say buy it--it's right up your alley.

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  7. Looks cute! I love the retro look.

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  8. Oh man, that's awesome. I'm going to have to look into this one!

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  9. Also - I definitely use fountain pens more than any other, so that's 1 down...
    ;p

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  10. This sounds like it would be full of treasures!

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  11. Alas, I have not seen not heard of this one (looks interesting though), but I did see something similar if more dated. A awesome book on all things 80's! You know, like Cabagge Patch dolls, ET, the Raisinettes, etc... ^_^

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  12. BAHahaaha...a bouffount (?) as in the hair thing...you should do it and then take a picture so I can see it....:D

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  13. ohhhh...this looks like one I need to get. I love old stuff. I have a nice collection of dainty hankies & white gloves. I still listen to records,too ;-)
    I had to explain what a card catalog was to my girls the other day. I feel old.

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  14. Oh, I fear I am much too interested in this one! I was intrigued at first, and then I had to go and watch that book trailer. It sounds awesome!!

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  15. i definitely want to read this one!! i've never seen it in person, but it sounds right up my alley!

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  16. This sounds like the perfect gift for my mom-in-law! :-)

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  17. Shannon: Yay! :)

    Carrie: *high five* fellow vintage lover :)

    Penelope: Right? It's so hard to say "wait till pay day"

    Natalie, Alyssa, Renee Ann, Elizabeth, and Gina Hott: Thanks :)

    Jupiters: I LOVE old records! Mr. Whimsy and I have a serious collection :) We're also working on buying our selves a card catalog for the house (just for fun and mini storage). We also have a vintage smoking table, dresser, oh - who I'm kidding? We have alll sorts of vintage stuff. We live for vintage.

    Tina: LOL :) I bet I would make a beautiful boufant.

    GMR: OMG so cute. Now I want that one too.

    Misty: Total points *high five*

    Midnight: I thought so too :)

    Kaye: You made my day ;) with that compliment.

    Jill: Me too!

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  18. Never heard of this book until you mentioned it...now I want a copy too.

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  19. This looks really cute! I've never heard of it, but I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

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  20. That's new to me, but it looks delightful!

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  21. First time I have heard of this. Good Pick

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  22. It's cute! You should get it. The universe may have caused you to come upon it for a reason. Or maybe not, but you won't know unless you get it! ;)

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  23. Clarification: I mean it's cute looking/sounding. I've never read it.

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  24. Hmm, I haven't seen it, it does sound like a lot of fun, though.

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  25. I hadn't heard of this, but what a wonderful idea! I'm now brainstorming all the things I would want to bring back! :)

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  26. I want an opinionated hat!!! Nice find =)

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  27. I reeeeally want this one, too! I love all things vintage! I haven't seen this one on shelves, but I can't wait to thumb through it!

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  28. Never heard of it, but LOVE the sound of it :D

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  29. Cait, Bermuda, Lizzy, Blue, and Melissa: Thanks and thanks for popping by :)

    TV: SO true! I totally feel ya and get what you mean ;)

    Meredith: Oooo now I am tooo :) gloves, vinyl, hats, and when guys opened doors for ladies...

    Vamp: LOL I caught that too! I too want to have an opinionated hat :)

    Becky: Right? Me too!

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  30. Hi, and thanks for stopping by my place! Now I really want this book.........how cute is that! I am a lover of all things vintage! I wanted to invtie you over to my current givaway as well!
    Sherry

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  31. Oooo hahaha I know what records are too! As a matter of fact I have a few by Simon and Garfunkel and Peter Frampton! I'm old school LOL! This book looks cool!

    XOXO~ Renee

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  32. Sherry: Thanks doll :) How very sweet of you!

    Renee: Oooooo I don't have any Simon and Garfunkel. But Mr. Whimsy and I were jamming out to Boston and Journey on vinyl last night. ;) Speaking of old school, Mr. Whimsy has a t-shirt (I bought him) that has a cassette on it and reads: "Old School"

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  33. Now I really want this one as well! And I love that cover, it's so pretty and well designed and would look lovely on my shelf. Love this feature Juju!

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  34. I do have a copy. It's the perfect book to peruse when you have a spare moment or two. Thanks again for visiting my blog. So nice to hear from you!

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  35. Maybe I'll start with bringing back the three martini lunch today ;) This book looks like so much fun.

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  36. Hehehe sounds like a great t shirt and while we were playing Kinect last night we were totally rocking out to Boston! What a coincidence :-D

    XOXO~ Renee

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  37. Jenny: Thank you pumpkin! I was thinking the same thing about this cover. I could frame it.

    Christie: Exactly :)

    Susan: I love your blog! You will definitely see me soon. :)

    Alita: ;-)

    Renee: *high five* While you were playing Kinnect to Boston, Mr. Whimsy was playing Wii to Boston :) that is a coincidence! Great minds think alike.

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  38. This is the first I hear of it. Now I want a copy. Thanks for posting!

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  39. LadyTink & JessicaBookLover: Right? I SO need to just bite the bullet and order it ;)

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  40. No, I haven't read that book but it does look interesting :)

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  41. Cherry: Doesn't it? Do you like anything vintagey?

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  42. I haven't seen it before, but Chronicle Books does amazing things! I love their vintage line of books. I think that's where I discovered the book I sent you. ;o)

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  43. 1st daughter: Ironic because I found them when I was shopping for you! I'm sort of in love with them now :)

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  44. No, not everything vintagey. Just sometimes. But there is a 1970's themed diner in Cardiff which I go to because of it's atmosphere... there is a nice nostalgic feel to it that I like ;)

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  45. Cherry: *smile* It sounds like fun! Now I wish I could look it up ;)

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