Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The PINK Lady...

The Pink Lady

She was found



yard sale

You never know what you will find!

Last summer on one of my excursions,

she was there

I commented on her lovliness

" she is for sale"

Are you serious?!

Just the type of car my daughter had been drooling over-

how cute would that be for graduation and wedding pictures?

I get home and casually mention my find,

well, next thing you know we're off

to check her out...

Daughter to Daddy...I just love her!

Daddy to, too.

Now, normally we don't just buy things like this ,

just because our children "love" it

but dear husband loves old cars and his girls:)

So here she is,

1956 Ford Fairlane

original body color:
coral mist with colonial white
How's that for shabby?

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like how she was my daughter's get-a-way car
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fairmaiden said...

My daughter's and I are drooling...we are so jealous!!!! That is some find...beautiful, beautiful,'s what dreams are made of. Your daughter is one loved daughter thats for sure. And she looks like Hepburn in that rose dress, heels, purse, cat-eye glasses in her new Ford Fairlane. I just adore the interior, it is gorgous. All I can say is God is good!

lady jane said...


oh my goodness, what a find! that is one beautiful piece of machinery. dear me, you done well.

Rochelle said...

What a cuuuutttteee car! I love it! The interior is great. What a beautiful car for a teenager, and the perfect color for a girl! I have a 1967 Pontiac Bonneville convertible and love it. We had to have the whole interior detailed with new upholstery and a new exterior paint job, but it now is exactly how I envisioned it - turquoise blue, white top and blue interior. Can't wait for nice weather to take it out! Love your blog!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh !! that is sooo perfect ! Your daughter looks too cute in it !! She seems like such a sweetheart ! Does she dress like that all of the time ~ My youngest daughter is totally into that era too !

Donna Lynn said...

That is the sweetest most wonderful post I have ever seen!!!
Enough said!!!!!
Hugs, Donna Lynn

A Thing for Roses said...

I love that car! The ultimate vintage find.


Joy at Cupids Charm said...

That is the coolest car I've ever seen! What a find!!! xo ~ Joy

Roberta said...

That is a GORGEOUS car! A perfect fit for Grace.
My Dad still has the '56 Chevy from his younger days in his garage, but the interior is nowhere near that amazing.

One Shabby Old House said...

Wow...what an awesome car! She is beautiful. Both car and daughter that is.

Curtains In My Tree said...

What a great story. Also what a find

I didn't think there was still old cars around to be bought at someone's house!!!!great

I want an old car


Gail Griner Golden said...

This car makes my heart beat fast. I LOVE IT! When I got married, we went away in 1955 Chevy. Oh, how I loved that car! You are so blessed to have found it. It was just the right touch for your daughter's beautiful wedding.


Kathie Truitt said...

Where does she find her cute vintage dresses? I love the one she's wearing while sitting behind the wheel (the flowered one). Did she make it? I want one. I would wear nothing but these types of dresses if I could find them or a pattern to make them.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I looooove this story! And the pictures are swoon worthy! Thanks Miss Gracie!

♥.Sophie Grace.♥ said...

O My Skittles..... I can see myself now...only is would be red... And I would be drinking a red cherry pop soda...( :D

Sharyn said...

Wow! This is just so fabulous! Love your images and the shared loved of something so wonderfully shabby. Love the dresses too - that rose floral one...where do you find them like that?

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

TOO TOO Fabulous!! Nothing says the Fifties like a pink car with fins! Thanks for sharing your hilarious story!