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These colorful pages from old Sears catalogs will get you in the mood for spring

Remember when all your clothes were yellow and Vincent Price decorated your house?

Top image: 1964 Sears Spring/Summer catalog cover / midcenturyliving

We are in the home stretch of winter. Sunshine and flowers are just around the corner. 

But we're looking forward to next season by looking back — way back. We flipped through some vintage Sears catalogs from 1958 and 1964 to find the brightest, mid-century-est pages in the book. Nothing takes you back quite like old shopping ads. 

As you will see, hats, lemon and Vincent Price were all the rage.

Ah, soak up the sun. The future was so bright, you had to wear shades. Well, he did, anyway.

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Do you also get the sense these women were about to start snapping fingers and break into a dance routine?

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Hey, fellas. Playing ball, going sailing, cycling, horseback riding or to the beach? Get a Shirt™. All you need is a Button-Down™ Shirt™.

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Something tells us none of these women were about to dive into the pool.

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The rise in humidity makes a mess of your hair. So just wear someone else's.

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Why doesn't anyone wear hats like this anymore?

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Are those hats above not enough hat for you? Try these big hats.

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Rainy day and gray skies? Stay inside and look up at your groovy drop-ceiling tiles.

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And brighten up your view outside with some Revolutionary War patterned curtains.

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No window? Gaze into another world — and the soul of Vincent Price — with this exclusive art collection.

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Floral patterns will make you want to twirl.

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All yellow everything.

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The idyllic backyard. We wish more retail outlets employed painters.

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