July 28, 2008

This is how I roll.

When I was over at the delightful Fifi Flowers’ blog recently, I saw this little bike painting and was reminded I’ve been meaning to peddle down to the beach for a photo op with my old set of wheels. I bought a 1957 Raleigh last year for $45 from the coolest bike store (Glendola Bike Shop in Wall, NJ). Owner Paul was so happy to see the bike go to a good home (I think I salivated when he brought it out to show me, so he made an informed decision that mine would be a good home) that he scoured around his work room to find a vintage wicker basket and a big fat bell that he threw in (and installed) for me. Fabulousness, thy name is Paul.

So here’s my bike, fresh from a trip to the farmer’s market to fetch sunflowers and corn (admittedly the photo op was arranged to coincide with purchase of colorful props). Another woman stopped to take a photo, so I was feeling pretty good about my retro self.


And speaking of Fifi Flowers, do you know you can win an original painting by Fifi Flowers of your favorite photo just by leaving a comment on her blog this week? It’s true! Hop over there and take a look at her blog that’s bursting with her colorful work and fun design ideas. I love her recent post using sketches and inspiration photos to show her bathroom remodel plans. It’s a great blog, and if you haven’t been now’s certainly the time to check it out.

17 comments:

heidi said...

GREAT pic!!!

Jersey Girl in DC said...

I absolutely LOVE your 'new' wheels! :)

Pat said...

Your bicycle photo would make a great card!

Thanks for the tip about Fifi's contest --I'll go over and check out her blog.

Also thanks for you nice comments about my blog! I'm glad you're learning new things about NYC through it -- that was one of the reasons I started blogging as I wanted to know more about it myself.

iloveupstate.com said...

Love the bike - I bet it'd look awesome with a bottle of wine in the basket...

Rue said...

Hi Laura :)

That bike is darling!! I hate riding them, but I wonder how cute it would look just sitting there ;)

rue

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'm glad you all like my wheels! It's a bit beat up, but I think that add to the charm (that should be my blog's tagline ;-).

Pat, a card is a great idea! I think I see a crafty project in my near future.

ilove...Check!

Rue, I'd like to ride my bike...into your neighbor's fence. LOL. ;-)

Hooked on Houses said...

You should be feeling good about your cool retro self. Look at that! It looks like something out of a magazine. -Julia

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That's a totally cute bike. Love the pic!

Rhoda

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, love the bike!!! It almost made me want to ride a bike again. Almost!

happy day!

melissa

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE YOUR BIKE with the sunflowers... I AM DEFINITELY PAINTING THIS PHOTO!

Fifi Flowers said...

Your on my blogroll... linking to this post... thanks for the kind words!

j.cro said...

I love it! The color one does it for me best!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh, mon dieu Fifi! That would be fab-u-lous!!

Laura B. said...

Great shot Other Fabu Laura!

Fifi Flowers said...

Yep... I took your bicycle!

pve design said...

so funny, I am working on a series of bikes - hope to have them up in the next day or two.
love your photo!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Thanks for all of fhe two-wheelin' love everyone! :-)

pve -- can't wait to check out your bike series!