Category: Vintage Blogs

My Favorite Vintage Online Reads & Videos from Summer 2017

Hello September! you are officially here and I’m sadly wearing a sweater as I write this blog post. Sigh..summer I know your technically still on the calendar but weather wise you are not (at least not in Toronto). I’m so sad, so I’m going to ease my sorrow by looking back at (and sharing with you) some of my favorite vintage online articles and videos that have kept me company on summer road trips and vacations.

Lets Begin!

Inside the House of Dior: A Models Memories by Emily Stewart

About: An exhibition celebrating the work of French fashion legend Christian Dior has opened at the National Gallery of Victoria this week. Lateline’s Emily Stewart caught up with Svetlana Lloyd, who worked for the designer as a house model in his Paris showroom in the 1950s.

Christian Dior And Models 1950s
25th April 1950: Fashion couturier Christian Dior (1905 – 1957), designer of the ‘New Look’ and the ‘A-line’, with six of his models after a fashion parade at the Savoy Hotel, London. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images)

The celebrity basset hound that charmed 1950s America by Mashable

1950s vintage image of couple with dog
Source: Mashable

The Star Weekly at War– Blog Post by Elinor Florence

star weekly 1940s war cover
Source: Elinor Florence

Lindy Hop to the Max! This is one of the best dance videos I have ever seen! Taken at the recent Camp Hollywood and National Jitterbug Championships in LA. Devote 8 mins to this video you will not regret it.

Glenn Miller Book Clears RAF of Accidentally Killing Band Leader by The Guardian

About: The death of Glenn Miller has been one of the enduring unsolved mysteries of the second world war. The US musician’s aircraft vanished over the Channel without trace in 1944 after leaving a British airbase for France. The disappearance of the hottest big-band leader of the era has provoked numerous theories, some wild, with a long-held claim that his plane was brought down by RAF Lancasters jettisoning their bombs over the English Channel.

But that latter theory has been challenged by new research.

Glenn Miller book clears RAF of accidentally killing band leader

1940s Decorating Inspiration with Vintage Advertising by Retro Planet

Barclay-Samples 1940s
Source: Retro Planet1940s

The Great 78 Project Lets You Download Songs Digitized from 78 RPM Records

vintage records
Source: The Great 78 Project

Listen to an example below of the ‘Sugar Foot Stomp’ by Connie’s Inn Orchestra

“They told me that I couldn’t join the Army because they figured it was too rough for women, so I joined the Navy.” The Story of Ruth McMillan by The Memory Project.

1940s image of 2 women from the memory project
Source: The Memory Project

Why is the Online Vintage Community So Important? Blog post by Lovebirds Vintage

lovebirds vintage why the online vintage community is so important
Source: Lovebirds Vintage

This is not a vintage article or video but still super fun and worth the click. Toronto Archives Flickr Collection of Images Featuring Rules & Regulations.

Irene Castle, full figure on steps. - March 16, 1923
Source: Toronto Archives


And that is it for my online summer reads & videos of 2017, I hope you enjoyed my finds as much as I did friends!

Question Time: Do you have a favorite vintage article you read or video you watched that caught your eye? If so share in the comments below!




Vintage Blog Love: Go and Greet These 5 Vintage Bloggers

og post by Vintage Inn Blog

As mentioned before this past weekend was the Canadian Thanksgiving and I have a lot to be thankful this year. One of those blessings is my readers who faithfully read, share and comment on my blog each and every week. You make writing this blog so very easy when I know I have your support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Today I wanted my readers to meet (and go and greet) 5 of my followers who have their own blogs, of which I have enjoyed and found inspirational over the years.

1. Jessica from Chronically Vintage

Chronically Vintage

Jessica is one of the first bloggers that ever reached out and started to leave comments on my blog. She was always encouraging, warm and made it feel like we have known each other for years, Jessica is also a fellow Canadian so we share many of the same vintage loves about our country.quarks and fun history tidbits.

If you are not following Jessica yet (and you really should be) you can expect to see on her blog: her vintage clothing style (the 40s & 50s), fun interviews with other vintage bloggers, vintage recipes/images/items to purchase and so very much more.

UPDATE (Oct 17th/16): Jessica and her husband were recently involved in an arson fire and they lost everything (home, personal belongings, her Etsy store products and all her vintage items). There has been a crowd funding campaign started to help them get back on their feet. If you have it in your heart to donate to them please do. DONATE HERE.

2. Retro Rover-Vintage Living with Dogs and Cats

Retro Rover Vintage Blog

One of the things I love about Katherine’s blog (besides her Star Trek love) is how her vintage looks are ever changing. She can rock an awesome 1920s look and then in her next post she is sporting a fantastic 50s look. Katherine looks great in it all! If you love cute dogs (she has so many adorable ones) then you need to check out her blog to see how they are incorporated in her vintage lifestyle.

3. Tanith Rowan- Adventures in Millinery: Vintage, Costume & Modern

Tanith Rowan Blogger and hat Maker

If you love vintage hats, costume hats, hats in general then you need to follow Tanith and her adventures in hat making. Her blog is filled with tons of inspiration on how to style your hat, what hats used to look like in vintage ads and old movies, fun posts like ‘The Sisterhood of the travelling Hat’ and ‘Snoodtember’ (which I totally missed out on). There are even tips on how to make hats, yes Tanith makes her own stunning hats that can be purchased right off her Etsy site or even custom made. Bloggers and Vintage enthusiasts far and wide love Tanith hats and blog and I know you will too.

4. Vintage Gal


Cate from the Vintage Gal blog is an inspiration to all who want to jump into the “sew clothes from vintage patterns” game. Her 1930s style, created most of the time by her own hands are fantastic and I look forward to every single outfit she posts. Cate’s blog though is much more than clothes, she posts about vintage movies & tv shows, her vintage lifestyle, books she has read and vintage items she has acquired (and much more). I have learned so much about UK vintage TV shows from this blog that I’m always googling how to watch them here in Canada (with limited success).

If you have a passion for the 1920s-40s then Cate and her blog is truly the place for you.

5. What Kate-Em did next

What Kate-Em did next

Kate-Em has one of the cutest blogs out there for lovers of knitting vintage clothes and boy are her skills on point. I have typed many a comment using the words “wow”, “super envious”, “so talented” to describe her creations and I hope that one day thru the power of magic I will be able to knit like her (one day). What I also love about Kate-Em’s blog is her posts on her vintage adventures, vintage finds, 1940s anything and of course her vintage style. These are all topics that are very close to home for me and why I have been a fan for so long. I know that you, my readers will enjoy her blog as well.


Once again thank you to ALL my readers new and long term for sticking with this gal from the Vintage Inn. I truly do appreciate every single one of you. Also stay tuned in the future for a part 2 (maybe 3, 4 etc) on other vintage bloggers who follow my blog.