Where did September go? Apparently gone in a flash and October is going just as fast…slow down please! Or maybe I need to slow down?? Either way it’s the middle of October and I realized that I did not do my roundup of my favorite “Pins” on Pinterest for September and since I’m here I might as well do October as well.

Lets take a peak at all the goodies I have been saving to my boards lately…

1920s vintage image
Source: Flickr-State Library of New South Wales

 

When I saw this picture I just KNEW I had to preserve it for forever on my ‘Awesome Vintage Pictures‘ board. I mean seriously…how do you not smile when you see this couple?

About the Picture: My grandmother Eileen and her husband Nick (Edwin J. Nickel) at the Mather home in Santa Ana, November 22, 1956

Thanksgiving 1956
Source: Flickr-Kent Kanouse

Hello Vintage McDreamy! What a handsome sailor during WW2.

1940s WW2 Soldier Image
Source: Flickr-Christian Montone

Sequined stockings with bowknots-1949! I will take 10 pairs please!

Sequined stockings with bowknots 1949

I don’t think this photo shoot went as planned for these 3 lovely ladies. Such a fun photo and I’m sure after it happened they must have laughed and laughed about it.

1940s vintage image

I am by no means an expert on vintage hairstyles. I have like 2 or 3 styles I do well and then the rest is wishful thinking BUT that does not stop me from posting lots of wonderful styles and images to Pinterest to help me dream of WHAT I might be able to do one day. Here is a couple of droll worthy styles.

vintage 1930s hairstyle
1930s Vintage Hairstyle

I would love to do even part of this for next years VIVA. How fun is this 50s Rockabilly style?

1950s Rockabilly Hair

I also pinned a few fun vintage advertising pieces this last month and half.

Can I just wake up with her hairstyle? Please?!

vintage ovaltine ad

Imagine that, 3 phones in one house! Times have changed, haven’t they?

1950s telephone ad
Source: Flickr-Shandeh

The tagline is funny: “Balbriggan Pajamas-To warm up your night life”. Today’s “Night Life” is a bit different then the night life in this ad, very different.

1950s vintage advertising ad
Source: Flickr-sallyedelstein

And of course if you at all follow my blog on a regular basis you know that I love my vintage clothing so of course I added many many outfits to my board “My Vintage Style“. Here are a few of my favorites:

1940s Vintage Rayon Dress: I would have taken a rib or two out to have been able to wear this dress. Stunning.

1940s vintage dress
Source: Ebay

Even though I’m not sure if I can pull off yellow, that did not stop me from admiring how absolutely fantastic this 1940s evening gown is.

1940s vintage evening gown
Source: Fab Gabs

The pop of green on this 1940s gown is the best!

1940s vintage evening dress

I am currently debating on doing a total apartment overhaul as I’m just tired of the same old same old in my place (ssshh don’t tell my husband), so I have been saving ideas for how to turn my tiny apartment into a mid-century dream. Here are some of the items I would love to have in my apartment.

Kidney Table - Tripod - Formica - Mint - Mid Century
Kidney Table-perfect size for my tiny apartment

How fun are these 1950s Guitar Shadowboxes?

1950s guitar shadowboxes

These mid-century teak switch plates would 100% turn my boring standard apartment plates into works of art!

1950s mid century switch plate covers

Lastly, this “Potting shed” is about the size of my apartment so I will just copy this design and be done with it 🙂

1950s style retro potting shed

And there are some of the highlights! I hope you enjoyed taking a peak into things that catch my fancy and if have some fun images you want to share with me, please do! Have a super day and happy pinning 🙂

Liz

5 comments on “My Favorite Vintage Pins on Pinterest-September/October Edition”

  1. Very, very lovely pins and sources of (massive) inspiration. Those sequins stockings really jumped out at me. I think they’d be fairly easy to reproduce with appliques and a gentle, yet sturdy, adhesive or a few stitches.

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. I want to be like that old couple one day! They look like a lot of fun.

    Lovely dresses and hair and everything, but I especially love the switch plates. That is a thing that is just not a thing in Australia. Our light switches are a different shape, but still I don’t think I have ever seen anyone replace the standard ones with anything of their own. I remember as a kid in America having a special one that my mum cross-stitched! I loved it 🙂

    • I said the same thing to my husband about the old couple “lets be them!” 🙂

      We actually have lots of switch cover options here. When I was living on my own I had a pinup switch cover which I just loved. Aren’t you glad for the internet though? You can now buy cool ones from anywhere in the world!

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