It’s been awhile since I have done my “FavoritePins on Pinterest” post, but that just means that I have so many new editions of fun images, advertisements, clothes and whatever else that has caught my eye to showcase. Lets take a look!
Yummy Seven-Up! This ad is colourful and fun and truly ridiculous enough to make me actually want to buy a bottle.
I’m a sucker for a good Canadian Advertisement and this one is awesome! While I did not receive Canada Savings bonds in the 50’s (more the 80’s) they were an item that was a popular gift to kids from loving family members (or whomever). Sadly this year the government has decided to discontinue the program but we will always have the ads.
“Help your winter ration coupons go further”. 1940’s Wartime Hints from B.C. (British Columbia) Electric. Another great look into Canadian history.
1945’s University of Chicago archery class (or group).
1950’s Hawaiian party at the University of Chicago.
When I found this image I truly felt like this woman was me, if Liz was around in the 1950’s. Kitschy fun to the max!
As a swing dancer, I’m a sucker for a good circle skirt that spins out just at the right time. This 1950’s cheerleader has accomplished this task (and high fives to the photographer for capturing the moment).
Stunning 1951 vacation image of a woman near the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Looks like it belongs in a magazine (and maybe it was at one point).
I stumbled upon a fantastic article that was appeared in my Pinterest feed on ‘Margaine-Lacroix and the dresses that shocked Paris‘. It was such an interesting read about a designer who achieved so much for fashion but has never received the recognition she deserved.
I’m a Lindy Hopper (the dance of the 1930’s & 40’s) and so I’m always drawn to amazing images and art that reflects that time period. This poster was taken from a famous 1943 Life Magazine image, seen HERE.
Are you in the market for a one of kind 1950’s Paris themed tie? Well if you are then you are in luck as it’s currently for sale on Etsy and it’s fantastic (as of May 19th, 2017)!
Vintage 1930s Dress – Rare Curve Hugging Late 1930s Peggy Hunt Jean Carol Label Evening Gown with Ruffled Accents
1947 Vintage Evening Gown with an image of the owner wearing it! These are always amazing finds.
That is all the pins for today! I hope friends you enjoyed browsing some of my favorite Pinterest Pins from the last month. I always have a fun time on this website and I love when I can share my finds with all of you.
Easter is this weekend (mmmm chocolate) so for today’s post I wanted to do a roundup of all things that fall under the category, “Vintage Easter”. This will include photos,ads, kitschy vintage Easter items for sale and anything else I can find. Of course it’s all from the 1920’s to the 1960’s because as you know, I just love those time periods.
Let the Easter Fun Begin!
What used to be an annual tradition in Toronto was the Easter Parade. Here is an image from 1924 of stylish Torontonians walking past the Sunnyside Pavilion. Even all bundled up the women still look incredibly elegant.
Easter chocolates and candy are not just for little kids (1950’s).
It’s important at any age to don your best dress for the Easter festivities. Aren’t these 2 girls just adorable?
Bunnies as presents (only a good idea if approved first), circa 1930’s.
You know you have been a good girl when you get to pick something up for Easter BEFORE Easter (1950’s). On a side note, I believe I own a similar purse that the lady looking at the camera is holding.
A big part of Easter is all the wonderful foods that are served when the family gets together. Good thing it was a popular to post ads with recipes to help boost sales of products. Here are a couple of cake recipes to help make your Easter a bit more vintage.
How about Kitschy items for your table? Like this 1950’s Swedish Table Runner.
A 1930’s Bobble Head Bunny planter makes perfect sense when wanting to add a touch of fun to the decor.
Every egg needs a place to rest before being gobbled up.
The Look: Gentlemen do you need a tie for your weekend activities? Then look no further than Wembley Ties (1954).
Need other tie options? How about Easy Tint Ties (1947)?
The men are all set, now ladies what will you wear? Maybe one of the pretty dresses pictured below?
Matchy Matchy so you don’t lose each other in the Easter parade (I would assume).
For those who like to adorn their outfits with kitschy brooches, then this vintage style carrot is perfect.
If you are wearing a carrot brooch then you really do need earrings to match. Like these super adorable 1940’s/50’s flocked bunny earrings pictured below.
Don’t forget the Easter Bonnets! 1928 Ad.
Chocolates and a hat..Oh My!
Cards are always a big part of this time of year, as American Greetings reminds us in 1949.
I tend to like to give out funny cards to family and friends and I know my hubby does too. Here is one from the 1950’s I just know I would end up with from the mister.
Wow I cannot believe that 2016 is almost over, thank goodness. It has been quite a year for myself, my friends and family and of course the celebrity and political world. So I’m sure that I share many others sentiments when I say…glad to see you go 2016! Bring on a wonderful and fantastic 2017!
For today’s last post of the year I want to showcase what I love, a fun collection of Vintage New Years Eve images, advertisements and whatever else I can find. Let the NYE party post begin!
For the New Year and You-1940’s New Years Eve Card.
The famous Sands-Las Vegas 1957.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from two adorable Scottie Dogs
Okay I’m sneaking in one more Scottie Dog image (they are just so cute!)
If you’re hosting a party this New Years, then this 1950’s reversable apron would be perfect while you zip around the home.
No NYE party is complete without champagne or sparkling wine (including the non alcoholic version). I adore a good glass of the bubbly pretty much anytime but especially on NYE.
After a few drinks, ones party could possibly turn into the roaring good time below.
Party hats for all!
The toast and the kiss.
Make Some Noise! Vintage Noise Makers.
Here is what happens when the streamers get out of control.
What are you doing on New Years Eve?
Lastly, friends and family who faithfully read my blog..thank you! This has been a good year for my little Vintage Inn and I’m so happy to still be here sharing my love of all things vintage with you. I look forward to seeing what 2017 has in store and I especially look forward to sharing it all with you.
First up sorry Friends for no Vintage Photo Tuesday this week. I have been working hard on preparing my interview skills (been 11 years since I had an interview), for future job offers. BUT don’t fear VPT will be back next week.
I did though have time to work on my regular weekly vintage post and this week is all about Vintage Buttons. This post is inspired by a comment that Theresa from Vintage Style Files said on a past clothing blog post:
“They had some of the coolest buttons and buckles on clothing back then”
As I sat back and thought about her comment, I realized that she was completely right! So for today’s post I want to show off those little beauties of the clothing and accessories world.
To begin here is a fantastic article by Hobby Lark on “Vintage Button Guide-Ways to Identify Antique Buttons”. This article will get you up to date on the different types of buttons out there (Bakelite, Celluloid, Lucite, Metal etc.), how to identify them and how to clean them. An excellent read for all vintage clothing enthusiasts out there.
Now examples of Vintage Buttons:
Vintage Celluloid Buttons. Celluloid buttons became very popular during the late 1900’s through the 1920’s. They can be opaque, transparent or both and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors (Source).
Bright Green Celluloid Buttons. Very Art Deco looking.
Buttons don’t have to come in just the round shape, they can come in all shapes and sizes. Like these Celluloid ‘Ribbon’ buttons. What kind of outfit or accessory do you think they were used for?
Bakelite Buttons-not the first plastic buttons, but are some of the most sought after and highly collected. They come in all shapes and sizes and are heavier than Celluloid buttons (Source).
The below buttons are Vintage Black and Apple Juice Bakelite. Called apple juice because at one point the yellow was white and has gone yellow over time.
Cream Corn Fluted Vintage Bakelite buttons. These look like little works of art.
Lucite Buttons were most popular from the 1930’s on through the 1960’s. It’s a low density material but stronger than plastics that came before it. They can be clear or opaque and different colors, shapes and sizes and could also be carved (source).
Here is a beautiful example of 1940’s Lucite buttons, looking like miniature flower bouquets.
Yooza look at these! Hands down my favorite buttons of this whole blog post. Lucite Cherry Candy Buttons. I can envision these beauties on a sweet 1940’s/50’s summer dress. Could you?
1940’s Bow Buttons-Cute as a….Button. Now I know what the reference to buttons means in that saying! Because at one point all the buttons were “cute”.
You could purchase these buttons for the packaging alone (it’s that cool) but you don’t have to because these ‘Teen Agers’ themed 1940’s plastic buttons are together and in mint condition.
1950’s and the Kitsch continues with these adorable Plastic Shoe Buttons.
.I will now end this vintage button extravaganza with one more 1950’s kitschy plastic button, this time in the shapes of fruit. Carmen Miranda would of loved these.
Question Time:Do any of your vintage outfits have some outstanding buttons? Or maybe you own a collection of vintage buttons yourself. Please share!