Don't you love a surprise -- one that's completely unexpected and absolutely takes your breath away?
I shouldn't have been too surprised by Saturday's awe-inspiring discovery when my photographer pal Bob Greenspan and his wife Amy introduced me to David Mansour, a Kansas City resident who is also the author of Abba to Zoom, the must-have encyclopedia of retro culture.
So on a steamy Saturday afternoon, we dropped by David's Mid-Century Kansas City home for a visit....perfectly nice and normal....nothing overly mind blowing until we walked down the hall to a closed door. "I'll let you open it," David offered, and here's what I saw:
Are you gasping? Can you catch your breath? As the fabulous Charles Phoenix would most certainly ask, "Have you passed out yet?"
Just take in this gorgeous sea of Barbies and Kens from over the years dressed in dreamy, fashion-plate finery.
I am bewitched by the display of board games that pay tribute to the most beloved TV shows from the '60s and '70s.
Oh, the tiny Dawn dolls, and the rows of Liddle Kiddles, still inside their bottles that when open, still emit a sweet, plastic-y aroma.
And finally, the overall display is mind blowing. Just look how beautifully David accessorized his collection of lunch boxes by lining them with a dangling row of Pez Candy dispensers.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!
The Elegant Thrifter