Welcome to Let's Talk Vintage!
Between the store and dashing off for quick
mini-vacations, I lost track of the weekdays.
Today I'm sharing my favorite ocean side
town: Ocean City, NJ.
Generations have been coming here for
relaxation, entertainment, and worship.
It was founded in 1879 by four ministers..who
chose the island as a suitable spot to establish a Christian retreat and camp meeting, on the order of Ocean Grove. They met under a tall cedar tree which stands today at 6th Street and Asbury Avenue. Having chosen the name “Ocean City”, the founders incorporated the “Ocean City Association”, laid out streets and sold lots for cottages, hotels and businesses. The Tabernacle was built between Wesley and Asbury Avenues and between 5th and 6th Streets. Camp Meetings were held by the following summer.
There are still youth groups, church meetings
and plenty of churches in town. It is also
a dry town. No alcohol is served or sold there.
Families from all over the Southern NJ and
Philadelphia area have flocked here because
it still has that old fashioned feel.
Each year I go to see the ocean
waves crashing in and out...
feel the sand in my toes and breathe
in the ocean air. I've been going
there since I was a child.
(Here Bebe is showing me her latest treasure.)
There is nothing quite like it. And now Bebe
gets to come here and start her own memories.
There is also nothing quite
like the Ocean City boardwalk. How
many times have I walked along the
boards that parallel the Atlantic Ocean?
Some of my favorite old shops are there.
We still love watching them make salt water taffy
at the back of the store... a sign to the right
explains how old the machines are.
... The dolls that flip in the front window,
attract passersby to stop and take
a gander... most likely they'll make a decision
to go in and check it out. This little pair
has probably sold more taffy than
they ever imagined. Hmmmm. Maybe
I need to come up with something like
that for Vintage and Co.!
Here are this week's features:
Sharon of Blue Willow House
shared her vintage finds and
styled the photos so nicely for
the kick off to summer!
Newcomer Christine of Christine's Home
and Travel Adventures shared
her beautiful "Provence" themed
tablescape. Such beautiful
treasures to behold!
and Bernideen of Bernideen's Teatime
Cottage and Garden shared her new
vintage find... a smoking cabinet.
It looks absolutely charming and
pretty in pink now. An old thing
of the past, made new again!
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