I wish this cocktail shaker could talk

Last week I bought a vintage cocktail shaker with an unexpected bonus.

vintage cocktail shaker

It had a stack of black-and-white photos inside.

photos inside the cocktail shaker

First was a bride without her groom.

lil's wedding photo

Then a couple shots of her in some really short shorts.

1950s short shorts

Next the clothes come off to reveal a strapless swimsuit…

1950s swimsuit

And the poses get progressively provocative.

1950s swimsuit poses

Hubba hubba!

1950s pinup pose

more 1950s swimsuit poses

She had written on the back of a few photos…

be careful honey!

1950s babe on the hood of a car

And apparently loved him a lot.

love Lil inscriptions

1950s swimsuit babe

So why were they hidden in a cocktail shaker for 60+ years?

To a real swell brother in law


10 Comments on “I wish this cocktail shaker could talk”

  1. luray says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. That there’s a soap opera, that is. (Excuse me, I have to go yank my eyebrows down from the ceiling now!)

  2. Jennifer says:

    Wow….now thats a saucy shaker….I think she liked her husbands brother a tad….

  3. Danielle says:

    Wow. We all want to know the rest of the story. She couldn’t have him so she married his brother? It’s kinda sad.

  4. I would not have even looked in the shaker…good thing you did!

    • janeray says:

      I’ll be looking in anything with a lid now! It would have been fun to find money but not half as interesting as a 60-year-old secret.

  5. Rie says:

    Juicy story – thanks for sharing!