My very own vintage yellow bicycle! The photo doesn't really do justice to its cuteness. It's a Schwinn Breeze from the 1960s or 70s, with almost all original parts!
There's just something about old things that makes me excited. I'd been talking about how much I wanted a vintage yellow bicycle (and it had to be yellow, my fav color) for months before Christmas, but doubted I'd get one. I figured I'd have to spend months trolling eBay after Christmas. But JB did the work for me, got this one on eBay, kept it hidden in our garage and worked on it while I was at work. I had no idea he knew anything about refurbishing old bicycles. He even replaced the rusted fenders with shiny new ones. Boy, are they shiny.
I'm hoping to get a bike basket for it soon, and maybe a little bell. I can imagine myself wearing a fluttering sundress and pedaling my bicycle to an open-air market to buy ingredients for dinner, which I would then carry back in the wicker basket on front...(unfortunately there's not an open-air market near our house, and January is not a good time to wear fluttering sundresses).
To (literally) illustrate how long I've wanted a vintage yellow bicycle, check out the blog header: it's there! And now a real one is tucked safely in our garage, awaiting a bit of minor repair to the chain and gears.
It was hands-down the best Christmas present ever. I've named the bicycle Lucille.