Lulu's Vintage

Roadtrip 2011- St. Louis, Missouri

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St. Louis was lovely when we visited it was sunny and not too hot.

We discovered this burnt out church when we were in downtown. We were taking photos of the facade when I snuck around the side and discovered that there was a side door open and I walked right in...

Chris' mom Myrna is very sweet and she knows that we love vintage and so she often times finds something fun that we can all do together. Last year we went to a Frank Lloyd Wright house in St. Louis and this time around we visited a Lustron home. The woman who owns the home has it open for tours. The entire house is built out of metal: the shingles, the siding, the walls, the built-ins, etc...

The Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of my favorite places to visit when we are in St. Louis...

Blueberry Hill is another favorite of mine. Chuck Berry plays here once a month. The interior of this bar / restaurant/ club is decorated with an eclectic collection of toys and other fun things...

For quite awhile I have wanted to go on the Endangered Species merry-go round at the Saint Louis Zoo and this time around I talked Chris into it. We were the only adults without children on it- but, I didn't care (I think it's important to stay a kid at heart). I had my eye on the red panda but, it was taken so I ended up on a leopard and Chris got an otter...

Often times when I go to estate sales the walls of the homes have fun wallpaper on them. So, I have decided to start taking photos of unusual wallpaper at estate sales...

When we are in St. Louis we always check to see if there are any cool old movies showing at Webster University. The last time we were there we caught a Russian Constructivist movie.

This time around we were very excited to discover that the Scopitone guy Spike Priggen was going to be in town showing his videos that he has collected. Scopitones are the original music videos that used to be shown on jukebox like machines (for a full description of them, to view clips and to buy videos click here). We were able to watch Scopitones on the big screen twice while we were in St. Louis, once inside and once outside...

Nancy Sinatra, These Boots Are Made For Walkin' Scopitone...

We were happy to be able to celebrate Chris' grandma's 104th birthday with her...

This post was originally published on October 27, 2011.