It took me quite a while before I brought myself to make and then post this report.
So, my name is Maria, I’m 34. I live in Moscow. I’m an editor for a well-known Moscow university and I work from home. My life is filled with old stuff, coz I love retro and antiques. I’m a collector and savior of history. My husband is a collector too. He also restores retro cars.
I want to show you how I spent March, 13th. It was sort of after-holiday workdays because it was the day after Ilya Sorokin’s Oldtimer Gallery ended. Oldtimer Gallery is the largest exhibition of retro cars in Eastern Europe. My husband and I have been its participants for several years.
The exhibition is held every other year so we carefully prepare for it. Our home turns into a mess and when it’s over I have to think about how to clean it up.
Every morning I wake up at 8 a.m. and it doesn’t matter at what time I went to bed.
I found my husband in my bed. I hadn’t seen him for about 24 hours and it was a good find.
Check out my chandelier in the restroom!
I came up to my workplace to turn on my computer.
Then I headed to the kitchen to drink some coffee. I won this cup at the exhibition!
Coffee and a good book are what I need to wake up.
I had to start working.
On those shelves are auto radios. My husband collects them. His collection is one of the largest in the world!
Checking my e-mail.
I recalled I’d promised my husband to make cutlets so I had to defrost some meat.
Back to work.
I enjoy working looking at my perfume collection.
I had little work to do and I wanted to finish it as quick as I could because I wanted to tidy up the apartment.
I worked really fast.
In fact I didn’t want to work and I didn’t want to clean up the apartment. All I wanted was to find a shelter to hide from all that.
Everything should be retro in the house of a retro-lady, including her clothes. Those are my retro stockings. Made in 1958.
Hand wash for my retro stockings.
Back to work.
I finished it!
I checked if I had anything else to do but they sent me nothing.
Then I wrote a post for LiveJournal about the exhibition. Writing posts takes me a lot of time.
My husband left the bed when it was…
He gave me a flash drive to download some important data.
And I wanted to clean up…
It was late and I hadn’t done anything yet!
I finally did the laundry.
That’s my new dress. It’s a present from a friend. It’s retro too.
I had a lot to do to clean up this mess!
I started with the 60s.
I packed all the dresses first.
I took off this brooch…
And put it into this box.
This box is old too. It says “Mosselprom”.
Then I had to sort out the hats.
This is not all.
I put the boxes where they belonged.
I had to put away the wigs I wore during the exhibition. It’s boring to wear the same hair.
I decided to dust. By the way, this is the largest box that I have.
I keep a bunch of hats in here.
Here they are.
I almost forgot to photograph myself!
I also had to take away this boa.
I attached it to a dress to hide its tears left by time.
After that, I watered my flowers.
I spent all my time dealing with the exhibition and I almost forgot about them.
But they’re strong so they survived.
My apartment looked better.
My husband reminded me that I’d promised to make cutlets.
I’m a loving wife so…
I have a bunch of boxes but most of them are empty.
I also decided to fry some potatoes.
The day was coming to an end!
Then I cleaned up the kitchen.
I had to speed up.
I received work I had to do the next day.
I washed my new dress.
After that, I had to pack my husband’s suits. This one (the 50s) is great for dancing.
This one is a reconstruction of the one from the 20s.
This is an American uniform, 1952.
I have a catalogue for my retro clothes…
Where I catalogue everything I have.
My dresses look forward to another event.
Then I had to dismantle this temporary rack.
Actually, it’s a mop. It’s just multifunctional.
Our retro shoes.
I had to do something about it to get to the shelf were I keep bags.
We have a lot of them.
I had some work left and I was going to do it the next day.
I got down to surfing the Internet.
It was late and I could go for a walk.
I took my rucksack…
And left home.
Elevator photography is becoming classics.
This is one of our cars. We checked if it was Ok.
Poeple love it and some even call it a “road holiday”.
We walked down this street.
Then we dropped into a grocery store…
It was a nice walk.
We had some beer and canned stewed meat before going to bed.
I checked my mail again.
I knew these would be perfect pairings for our beer.
Then my friend sent me photographs he took at the exhibition and I had to sort them out.
I was tired and my husband kept reading ads about component parts for his Moskvich and ZAZ.
I wanted to sleep…
I had to wake up at 8 a.m.!
This is where we slept. Unfortunately, not for long.
Thanks for reading!
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