Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Retro Tuesday!


I love looking for rotary dial phones when I'm out thrifting.  Surprisingly enough, I rarely ever find them, especially in my favorite colors.  (My favorite things seem to be the ones I can never find!)  
As with most other vintage things I love, old rotary phones have style and personality.  Everyone has a cell phone these days, and even though you can put different shells on them, I still think they look a bit boring.  I also miss the days when people didn't have a cell phone attached at the hip.
I'm not sure if this little lady works.  If it did, I'd consider putting in a landline just so I could talk on it!  What do you think of old rotary phones?  Do you like them more than today's cell phones?

xo, A.

15 comments:

Sonya said...

I love rotary phones! I think someday I want just a plain black one. When I told my dad he was pretty excited, because it's the kind of thing that reminds him of his childhood.
And in looks, yes, I DEFINITELY like rotary phones better. But cell phones, I have to admit, are just so convenient.

Amylou said...

That's so fun! I do miss old phones a bit, but now that I have a job where I mostly talk on the phone, it's the last thing I want to do at the end of the day.

uglybird said...

Rotary phones are definitely more aesthetically pleasing than cell phones. & land lines certainly let people have a better sense of freedom when they were out of the house! Cell phones are incredibly handy though. Someone needs to make an adapter to plug a cell phone into a rotary phone for when you're home!

Also, hello! I've just found your blog & it's really cute!

Lu said...

Ohhh, beautiful, I love these old phones! My mum has such a phone in black and it still works, and yours is sooo pretty, too! :)

Kate said...

I've been looking for a phone like this - just a cute little pink or mint one to sit on my desk :)

La said...

They are so beautiful. I agree, I miss the times when you didn't feel like you have a missing piece when you have forgotten your phone. The simpler days!

Sarah said...

I hate cell phones, plain and simple, mostly because they've contributed to kids these days not knowing how to spell and carry on a normal conversation.

Angie said...

I love that picture and I love rotary phones! However, I am a total techie and I adore cell phones - despite not having one right now. :( When Jen and I were long distance, cell phones were our lifeline. I love being able to talk outside, in the car (I don't drive!), etc. ^_^

Plus, with my old cell phone, we were able to pull up a map to find where we were if we got lost on a driving adventure, etc. which was SO nice!

Collins said...

i love them. i always see them on blogs and on pinterst and wish i owned one but i don't have a landline! i want a red one.

Eleanor at Mirror Of My World said...

i love them. they are so cute!!

Jo said...

What a gorgeous phone! I love that colour! <3 I have one in olive green!

x
Lost in the Haze

Lauren said...

I love rotary phones! My grandparents has one when I was little. But my boyfriend would never let one in the house (he's a technology junkie, like most boys!)

Nina said...

I totally love these phones!
They are so vintage and just awesome!
Too beautiful!

Have a nice day! xo, Nina =)

Allie said...

I'm glad you all love rotary phones as much as I do! <3

uglybird: Thank you! I'm glad you've found my little corner of the world!

Silvia said...

I just love them! My grandma has one, and it's already booked for whenever she'll be tired of it! (As well as the entire set of furniture of her bedroom..)And the crochet doily under it is lovely, i'll have to do one of them for my future phone! :)
Have a lovely day!

S

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