Thursday, October 9, 2014

A Black Schwinn For Fall

vintage Schwinn Breeze bicycle
A black Schwinn Breeze bicycle from around the late fifties or early sixties.

In good condition.

Needs a little work to remove the rust.

Tighten the brake.

Inflate the tires.

Remember riding your friends on the luggage rack?

If you were barefooted, you had to mind that your toes did not slip into the spokes.

The reason why I needed a pumpkin, a basket, and some fake flowers.

A fall arrangement for the black Schwinn.

Fits right on the luggage rack.

To my dis- appointment, Miss Peepers disagreed and lowered her head in disapproval.

What could I do to please her?

Why, move that basket to the handlebars of course!

You are so right, Miss Peepers.

Available now at Riverfront Antique Mall.

See y'all!

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  1. What a great bike. I remember how much I loved to ride mine as a girl. Miss Peepers was right about the fall basket. It looks perfect on the handlebars.

  2. Oh that is perfect for fall! I can't believe you took that to the mall! I'd have kept it...and put a witch on it!

  3. What a great bike! Having a bike was our ticket to freedom back in the 60's. We'd hop on our bikes and explore miles of trails thru the woods of Chicago. I still love to bike ride.

  4. Great idea with the bike and basket! I would love a bike that to ride! But since I probably couldn't manage that, I'd put it in my yard for decoration!

  5. I'm so in love with this - usually you see white or pink bikes - I think I'm loving this black most of all now !
    Yes I remember riding on the back - but I remember riding on the handle bars in the front even more !!!

  6. I can't believe that the basket wasn't stuffed full of doll parts!

  7. Looks like the perfect project to use up any pink peony paint you have left! I'd love to see a pic of you riding around town on your pink bike with a pumpkin on the back :)

  8. Bike is looking good with your Fall decor......although I think I would have kept it...atleast for this year!! Keep on having fun Donna!

  9. oh wow that is a find, I love the old bikes, I would ride it myself.

  10. Great bike Donna. If I lived close enough, I would rush right over and buy it. LOVE it and have been wanting one for my yard.
    It should sell quickly.
    Audrey Z.

  11. Donna, I LOVE this! The fall decor you added is too cute! I have been looking for a garden bike but haven't found just the right one yet...Have a great weekend! Cecilia

  12. Miss Peepers, like you, have very good taste. Now I'll have to add some fall to my vintage bike, but the geraniums are still doing good! Don't ya just love. It's been beautiful here...

  13. Coming that way tomorrow. I hope I find it! Love the bike. Love it! I'm looking for something for nothing. You know us junkers.

  14. Love it! I can't believe you're selling it! I would display it in my yard...:) Hope you have a great weekend treasure hunting!

    Blessings, Vicky

  15. I love your fall arrangement! The bike brings back so many memories, love it!

  16. Love that bike and the basket! Would look really great in someone's front yard to welcome the fall, then could be changed for the new seasons.

  17. I love that bike. So perfect for Halloween/fall. Thanks for sharing @ TTF.

  18. I think Miss Peepers wanted to be in the basket for your photo shoot! I remember my friend riding on back of my bike when we were kids and her toes DID get caught in the spokes...not fun. Thanks for sharing at VIP.

  19. Such a cute idea...I always thought of really vintage bikes to decorate up like it's dawning on me that the 60's & 70's are also vintage. hahhaa...gotta find me a bike.

  20. Always love flowers and bikes. Miss Peepers has quite the eye for detail.

  21. This little beauty is going to ride it's way into someones heart! Don't think it will be around for long Donna. Super cute! I love vintage bikes! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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