Vintage Photo Tuesday: Best Friends Forever

BFF’s, Best Friends Forever, we all had/have them and documenting them in photos has been an important way to remember those good times. Today’s Vintage Photo Tuesday will showcase some of those friendships in time.

1940s vintage image of 2 women laughing
Source: Etsy- EphemeraObscura

Wild times at the cabin!

1950s vintage image of friends in the summer
Source: Etsy- iloveyoumorephotos

Sunbathing, and girl talk.

1940s vintage image of women sunbathing in swimsuits
Source: Etsy- iloveyoumorephotos

Building a sailor snowman goes quicker when you have an extra sets of hands.

1950s vintage photo of women with sailor snowman
Source: Etsy- iloveyoumorephotos

It’s your birthday!

1940s vintage image of 2 women celebrating a birthday in the winter
Source: Etsy- iloveyoumorephotos

Downhill skiing is always more fun when done with you best buddy. Circa 1930’s.

1930s vintage image of 2 men skiing
Source: Etsy-ChicEtChoc

Mmmmm Ice Cream with Friends for the win (1940’s).

1940s vintage image of children
Source: Etsy-girlcatdesign

1940’s friends enjoying a catch-up and a laugh on a park bench.

1940s vintage image of women sitting on a bench
Source: Etsy-ChicEtChoc

Boys and their car (1930’s).

1930s vintage image of men with their car
Source: Etsy-RenascenceVintage

Laughter keeps you young. Aren’t you just itching to know what the joke is? I know I am.

1940's vintage image of women laughing
Source: Etsy-RenascenceVintage

Good friends stick together thru thick and…..tons of kids (1960’s). All I can hear in my head when I look at this photo is the men going…. “Are we done yet?” lol!

Original Vintage Polaroid Photograph Snapshot Men Sitting on Couch Holding Baby Boys & Girl Toddlers 1960s
Source: Etsy-RenascenceVintage

Shuffleboard!

1950s vintage photo people playing shuffleboard
Source: Etsy- iloveyoumorephotos

One’s BFF does not always have to be the human kind. This pretty woman from the 1930’s is enjoying a moment with her cat friend.

1930s vintage image of a women with a cat
Source: Etsy-RenascenceVintage

Beach day with doggy pal (Great beach style as well!).

1940s vintage image of woman on the beach with dog
Source: Etsy-maclancy

Hope you enjoyed this week’s Vintage Photo Tuesday, it was a blast looking thru all these images online. I might need to do a part 2 sometime soon as there was just way to many images to choose from.

Have a great day!

Liz

The 1940’s Celebrity Vintage Ads of Royal Crown Cola

Did you know…..Royal Crown Cola (Created in 1909) used to be one of the most innovative companies in the beverage industry? It came out with the first canned soda, the first caffeine-free soda, and the first 16-ounce soda. It was the first to take diet cola mainstream, and the first to stage nationwide taste tests (Source).

royal crown cola vintage bottle

BUT due to lack of strong marketing skills (compared to Coke and Pepsi) and a diet cola ingredient controversy in the 60’s, RC has remained a strong but forever back burner cola to the big names.

RC Cola Vintage Taste Test Sign

Today’s post is going to feature some of the 1940’s advertising that RC Cola created when it decided to invest money into print and television ads, hiring stars like Bing Crosby, Joan Crawford and Shirley Temple, to state “You Bet RC Tastes Best!”.

RC Cola Tastes Best

RC Cola must have paid a pretty penny to have Betty Grable in their ad. At this time, Betty’s famous “Pin-up” image was in every soldiers hands, launching her into super stardom.

Betty Grable RC Cola vintage 1940s ad

Anne Baxter (lets take a moment to admire her hair and dress in this ad…wow!).

Anne Baxter RC Cola 1940s vintage ad

The Little Rascals-1941

little rascals rc cola vintage ad 1940s

Gene Tierney-1945

RC Cola GENE TIERNEY vintage ad 1945
Source: Flickr

If the “Duke” aka John Wayne loves RC Cola, then we all better love RC Cola!

John wayne vintage RC Cola 1940s ad

This same goes for when Gary Cooper says drink the cola.

Gary Cooper RC Cola 1940s vintage ad

Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth RC Cola vintage ad 1940s

Good old Bing Crosby and his horse, love Royal Crown Cola.

Bing Crosby RC Cola vintage 1940s ad
Source: Flickr

Hot Lips Page probably drinks an RC Cola before every show!

Hot lips Page RC Cola Vintage ad

Paulette Goddard

Paulette Goddard for Royal Crown Cola (1945)

Even Skating Champs like Sonja Henie love the taste.

Vintage RC Cola Ad 1944 Sonja Henie

And that my friends is the end of today’s sampling of images because this post could go on and on for days (they used a lot of celebrities during this time period). For my last request, I will encourage you to read this super interesting post on the History of RC Cola by Metal Flosses, HERE (it’s very informative).

Question Time: Have you tried RC Cola? Do you love it? Is it truly better than the big names as many people state? I don’t know if we can get it in Canada but I’m going to take a look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Liz

My favorite Vintage Online Reads & Videos for January 2017

Another month is zipping on by like it was almost never here, can you believe it? I have had a fairly quiet month, beside my yearly Vegas Trip for German Karneval (Mardi Gras), I have stayed pretty close to home. This means I have had lots of time to do some reading and some YouTube watching. Today’s post is a highlight of some of the vintage goodies I have enjoyed this month.

breakfast in bed vintage image

Today’s post features:

  • Women pilots making their mark in history
  • Badass animals of WWII
  • Stories of a shop girl
  • Fiestaware
  • Room to Room Guide to Vintage Shabby Chic
  • Rare photos from the birth of the ‘New Look’
  • Miss Toronto Pageant 1938 & 39
  • Mary Tyler Moore Bloopers

Grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy.

1. Bessie Colman and the Women Pilots History Shouldn’t Forget by CNN

Bessie Coleman 1920s vintage photo

Thursday’s Google Doodle was of a woman, named Bessie Coleman. Bessie was the first African-American woman to hold a pilot license. She was also the first American woman to hold an international pilot license. Wow this is truly fantastic!

I have had never heard of Bessie but she will forever be on my mental mantle of awesomeness, right up there with the other women mentioned in the above article.

Bessie Coleman birthday google doodle

2. The 26 Most Badass Animals from WWII by Buzzfeed

vintage image of dog with canadian soldiers ww2

3. There is a Twitter page called ‘Diary Dear‘ that tells the tales of a shop girl living in Toronto, starting in 1938. They tweet a page from her diary every day and so far what I have read has been fascinating for the vintage lover like myself. I will be interested to see if they get far enough into her diary where she begins to mention WW2, and what it is like in Toronto at that time.

diary dear vintage diaries of a shop girl living in toronto

4. The ingenious story of how Fiestaware invaded the baby boomer kitchen by Stephanie Buck

fiestaware dishes

5. Need ideas on how to give your home a bit of that Vintage Shabby Chick look? Then this Room by Room Guide to Vintage Chic by Laura Preston, inspired by the Rosebery Hotel is perfect for you!

room by room guide to vintage chic

6. LIFE with Dior: Rare photos from the birth of the ‘New Look

Designer Christian Dior in his Paris salon, 1948
Source: The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

7. “Toronto, the city with the most beautiful girls”. Miss Toronto Pageant 1938 and 1939 (LOVE THIS!)

8. Sadly we lost the wonderful Mary Tyler Moore this week, but I think one of the best ways to remember her, is thru laughter. Enjoy!

marytylermoorequote

Have a great weekend Friends!

Liz

 

Vintage Photo Tuesday: 1930’s Art Deco Toronto

During the 1920’s and 30’s, Toronto experienced an Art Deco building boom. Today’s Vintage Photo Tuesday will showcase a collection of some of those Buildings.

Vintage Photo Tuesday_ 1930's Art Deco Toronto

Eglinton Cinema-1936 Is considered one of the city’s greatest examples of Art Deco Style. It cost $200,000 to build, which was a lot of money when the city was in the middle of the Great Depression. It had 775 seats and was in the cinema business till 2002. Today the building has been renovated, keeping many of its Art Deco design and is used for Weddings and other functions. You can see the remodel HERE.

Eglinton Theatre 1936 Toronto Archives
Source: Historic Toronto

Interior-Lots of Art Deco details to behold.

Interior of the Eglinton Theatre Toronto Archives
Source: Historic Toronto

View of one part of the Lobby. Even the lettering on the sign is in the Art Deco style.

Eglinton Cinema vintage image of lobby Toronto 1936
Source: Toronto Archives

Eaton’s 7th Floor Auditorium (image 1) and the Eatons Round Room (image 2) are recognized as a tour de force of Art Deco design. These spaces are located in the former Eaton’s College Street store (famous Canadian Retailer) in downtown Toronto (Source).

Eatons auditorium 1930s
Source: Historic Places

The series of Art Deco-style rooms, designed by French architect Jacques Carlu, muralist Natacha Carlu, and architect René Cera within the Eaton’s College Street department store, was built in 1930, opened in 1931 and sealed off by 1970 until they were restored in 2000 – 2003.

Eatons Round Room Vintage Photo 1930s
Source: Historic Places

Here is John David Eaton and Lady Eaton, his mother, arrive at the opening ceremony for the company’s College St. store. Same store where the 2 rooms shown above are found.

1930s-Eaton-Arrival vintage image
Source: BlogTO

Toronto Stock Exchange (1937), now the Design Exchange is one of my FAVORITE Art Deco Buildings in Toronto. It’s truly stunning.

Toronto Stock Exchange vintage 1930s image
Source: BlogTO

Here is an image I took during a recent visit to the building. These are the images you see above the clock from the photo above.

Design Exchange Art Deco Toronto

The TSX is a fantastic example of streamline moderne, art deco and stripped classicism architecture. The architects produced an elegant yet sturdy looking edifice with classic art deco touches throughout (source).

Design Exchange Toronto Stock Exchange Vintage Art Deco Building
Source: Blog TO

Maple Leaf Gardens (1931) – Canada’s “Cathedral of Hockey”. It took the builders only 5 1/2 months to construct the building and it has been home to twelve Canadian sports teams since first opening its doors. Today it’s renovated and is now the Athletic centre for the University I attended, Ryerson. You can see the renovation HERE.

Art Deco Highlights: Decorative stonework around the massive vertical rows of windows and fancy brickwork.

Maple Leaf Gardens 1930s vintage image
Source: Mattamy Athletic Centre

Here is a renovated image of the front of the building in present day (better view of the design).

For a ‘Non Hockey’ history post on the Gardens, check out one I wrote HERE (P.S. It includes Elvis!).

Maple Leaf Gardens rennovated image

Tip Top Tailors Building.(slips in as 1929 Building). A Canadian menswear clothing retailer founded in Toronto in 1909. It is now a renovated Condo Building (and my husbands dream, win the lottery home).

Art Deco Highlights: Colourful decorative tile above the upper windows, giant concrete piers with pyramidical roofs, and elaborate carvings of people and mythological animals around the main entrance (source).

Tip Top Tailers Building 1930s Vintage Image
Source: Toronto Public Library

Here are some modern images of the building, so that you can see the design better. Starting with the Lobby.

Tip Top Tailors art deco lobby toronto
Source: Toronto Livings

The front doors.

tip top tailers front of building
Source: Lomax Management

Ad for Tip Top Tailors as seen in the Vancouver Sun, Oct 18th, 1935.

art deco tip top tailers 1930s vintage ad
Source: Vancouver Sun

And there is a brief overview of just SOME of the Art Deco beauties we have in Toronto for Vintage Photo Tuesday. If you ever visit, make sure you check them out.

Question time: Do you like Art Deco Style? Architecture? If not, what is your favorite?

Liz

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My “Virtual” 1940’s and 50’s Vintage Closet – New Year Edition

2017 is all about new beginnings and for many it means refreshing their wardrobe. I would LOVE to do an add-on to my vintage collection this year (not restart) but due to current situations in my life and space I’m all about the virtual window shopping instead. So thank you Pinterest for allowing me to fill up my “closet” with so many fantastic vintage goodies.

Lets go shopping in my virtual closet friends!

Dresses

1940s Rayon Dress. This would be marvelous on the dance floor. Who ever now owns it, is one lucky gal.

1940s Rayon vintage dress
Source: Etsy

1940’s Green Emerald Swing Dress dream.

Vintage 1940s Dress . Emerald Green . Pleated Sleeves
Source: Pinterest

As I continue to look for a new job, I’m always thinking about what my first day, future new jobs clothing would look like. This Dorothy O’Hara 1940’s wool suit would be so perfect and make quite a statement. Don’t you agree?

Vintage 1940s Dorothy O'Hara Navy Blue Wool Wiggle Dress
Source: Pinterest

One of my dream trips with my husband is to rent a camper in Scotland and drive around to the castles and distillery’s for several weeks. This 40’s red plaid wool swing coat and hat would be so amazing for this trip!

Red Plaid Wool Swing Coat and Hat Set
Source: Etsy-Sweetbeefinds

When one needs a gown for a special function, you can’t go wrong wearing a 1950’s Suzy Perette Dress.

Vintage 1950s Suzy Perette Gold Lame
Source: Etsy- MyLiliMarlene

Who is not a fan of adorable cotton 50’s dresses? They are perfect for any occasion and come in all figure flattering styles.

1950s Vintage Dress - 50s Pink and Silver Floral Cotton Dress
Source: Etsy-Sweetbeefinds

This is a Liz dress…right here. I can see it on me already, I can see where I would wear it and how I would wear my hair. Now someone else owns this, but I don’t think that should stop me from dreaming about one day owning this early 1940’s day dress.

1940s vintage day dress
Source: Pinterest

Like most of the Vintage community, I have a love for the designer Jonathan Logan and his 1950’s designs. What a great colour combination, and look at those pockets!

vintage 1950s Jonathan Logan dress
Source: Etsy-Trunk of Dresses

Art Deco influence meets 1940’s classic styling.

Vintage 1940s navy crepe vintage dress
Source: Pinterest

Are you a card playing, Vegas loving gal? Then this cute kitschy 40’s dress would be perfect for you. I love Vegas, just terrible at cards.

vintage 1940s dress playing card novelty applique black 40s wiggle dress
Source: Pinterest

 

And that is a peak into my virtual closet for this month. If you like what you see, keep up to date on my Pinterest Board, ‘My Vintage Style‘.

Question Time: If you could have any vintage outfit or designers outfit on the planet, what/who would it be?

Next Weeks Blog Post: Vintage Photo Tuesday-Art Deco Toronto

Liz

Vintage Inn News: Top 100 Vintage Blogs and Websites on the Web

Today was supposed to be a Vintage Travel To-do-List Post but then I got some exciting news from Feedspot this week and that changed up my plans. I won a Vintage Blogger Award Friends! Some of you already know this but I wanted to share it with my readers who might not follow my accounts on Social Media.

vintage-trophy-cup-winners-art-deco

Yes Feedspot did some research and come up with the ‘Top 100 Vintage Blogs & Websites on the Web‘ and yours truly is number 41!

I’m particularly excited about this award because it was won by looking at stats and then cross referencing it with an editorial team and expert review. Here is how the award came to be…

These blogs were ranked based on following criteria

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites
  • Quality and consistency of posts.
  • Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review

The Social Media geek in me was ecstatic that my hard work to boost my views, ranking and readership has worked! Did you know that from 2014-2015 when I really focused on m;y blog that I increased my blog views by 800%? And this year it went up by another 136%, that is pretty darn amazing! My subscribers have also gone up as well this last year, so thank you to all of you for helping me get to those numbers, you are truly the best followers/friends ever!

I’m also super excited to share this space with some of my favorite bloggers AND with so many new ones that I’m itching to follow now (thank goodness I’m currently looking for work, I have some free time to do blog reading).

Here are just a sampling of who is on the list. Make sure you check it out yourself to find some new cool bloggers to get your daily dose of vintage fix.

Glamour Daze

The amount of times I have used this website for my personal 1940’s style help, has to be in the thousands. With vintage fashion and beauty images from the 1900’s-1960’s you are bound to find what something that inspires you here.

glamourdaze website

Atomic Readhead

I love the Atomic Readhead’s blog because she has wonderful vintage style, loves Disneyland and will feature her adventures there on many of her posts. Her images are really beautiful and her blog posts are fun reads. Check her out today!

atomic readhead blog

Vintage Fashion Guild

If you don’t know about the Guild, then you need to bookmark it today! It truly is an outstanding resource for lovers of Vintage fashion.

vintage fashion guild

Emily’s Vintage Visions

Emily’s blog is brand new to me, but first look I’m very intrigued and looking forward to exploring her beautiful blog. Emily’s main focus is the 18th century but she loves the classy look of the 1920s, through the 1950s. Emily enjoys researching, collecting, and creating historic clothing just for fun.

emilys vintage visions

Once again Friends, thank you so much for following my little passion piece. I love how the Vintage Inn has brought my little vintage world closer together. Also thank you to Feedspot for adding me to this list, this was a great way to start 2017.

Liz

Vintage Photo Tuesday: Visiting Niagara Falls, Canada

Vintage Photo Tuesday is back for 2017! And as mentioned in my previous post ‘Come Visit Canada! Vintage Travel Posters‘, I will be doing a much bigger focus on Canada for a lot of the vintage content that you will see on the blog this year. And in case you missed the “Why?” it’s because Canada is celebrating 150 years as a country and so I think that is a good enough reason to celebrate all year-long. Don’t you agree?

Greetings from Niagara Falls

Today’s VPT is on Niagara Falls, Canada. Known for its magnificent Falls and awesome wine country, Niagara is a must visit for all travelers to Ontario (I’m pretty sure my family has taken ALL my German relatives there throughout the years). But like any town, anywhere it has its vintage roots and for today’s VPT, I will be exploring some of those images from my favorite era’s, the 1920s to the 1960’s.

Vintage Greyhound Niagara Falls Poster
Source: Allposters

1920’s Frozen Falls in the dead of winter. Apparently the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) use to commission vehicles to take you directly to the Falls.

1920s Niagara Falls in the Winter vintage image
Source: Library and Archives Canada

1921 Aerial View of the Horseshoe Falls and the City of Niagara (It does NOT look like this anymore. The Falls yes, but the Town no).

1920s Niagara Falls Aerial View vintage image
Source: Historic Niagara digital Collections

The Royal Tour 1939: King George VI & Elizabeth at the Niagara Parks Commission Administration Building.

1939 Royal Tour king george and elizabeth Niagara Falls Canada vintage image
Source: Historic Niagara digital Collections

Hotel General Brock where the King and Queen had dinner during their Royal visit. First opened in 1929, it was the first high rise built in Niagara and has hosted many other famous individuals. Like: Walt Disney, Shirley Temple and Jimmy Stewart. It is now known as the Crowne Plaza Niagara Falls and has maintained much of it’s vintage glamour.

Hotel General Brock Postcard

Visiting in the Summer and needed to cool off? Then you would have checked out the Niagara Falls Cyanamid Swimming (seen below, 1940’s). The pool was owned and operated by the adjacent Cyanamid Company’s giant Niagara plant and was once a popular swimming area.

1940's cyanamid pool niagara falls
Source: nflibrary

Volleyball by the Cyanamid Swimming Pool (now closed).

 cyanamid pool niagara falls vintage image
Source: Niagara Falls Review

Visiting the Falls is a year round activity, sometimes involving having to dress up in your winter best to capture the perfect picture. Circa 1940’s.

1940's Niagara Falls Vintage Image 2 ladies and a man
Source: The Journal of the Dead Beats Society

1953 – Picnic by the Niagara River below the Falls.

1950s Niagara Falls vintage picnic image
Source: Library and Archives Canada

1960 – Or you can picnic in front of the Falls (I’m not sure if you can even get this close anymore?).

1960s vintage picnic image at Niagara Falls
Source: Library and Archives Canada

Need a closer look? Put some money in this binoculars and in a second you will be transported to the roaring power of the Falls.

1960s vintage image at Niagara Falls Canada
Source: Library and Archives Canada

There is so much to see and do that you must stay the night.

1950s vintage image motel in niagara falls canada
Source: Library and Archives Canada

Across the street from the famous falls is the lovely ‘Oakes Garden Theatre’. Constructed in 1936, designers capitalized on the contours of the landscape to create a curved pergola overlooking a central amphitheatre. Rock gardens, lily ponds and shrub borders have been created around formalized gardens, with attractive ornamental iron gates (Source). Here are 2 friends visiting in 1949.

oakes garden theatre niagara falls 1940s vintage image
Source: Library and Archives Canada

Still standing today is the Skylon Tower. It’s door’s opened to the public on Sept 31st, 1965 and  was inspired by the Space Needle Tower in Seattle, Washington. It is Niagara’s tallest structure, measuring 520 feet above ground level and 775 feet above the base of the Falls.

Skylon Tower 1960s vintage image
Source: Clifton Hill

Even the stars liked to visit the Falls, like everyone’s favorite blonde bombshell, Marilyn Monroe.

1950s marilyn monroe visiting niagara falls vintage image
Source: Library and Archives Canada

Lastly, over the years many people who visited Niagara Falls wanted to go down the falls in a barrel or some other contraption. Some tried, very few succeeded. In 1956 Woody Woodpecker was in a film called ‘Niagara Fools‘ about the pitfalls of going down those falls (click on the image to watch the cartoon).

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Like what you saw? Then check out a more detailed breakdown of Niagara Falls History, HERE.

Question time: Have you ever been to Niagara Falls? Did you enjoy it? If you have not been there, does this post make you want to visit?

Liz

Come Visit Canada! Vintage Travel Posters

Happy New Year! We made it to 2017 and I just have this wonderful feeling that its going to be an awesome year. One of the cool things happening in Canada this year, is our 150th Birthday, yes Canada is turning the big 1-5-0 and she is still looking good (even better if I may say). I’m excited this year to get out and explore more of my beloved country and share my adventures with all of you. So stay tuned!

For today’s post we will be exploring beautiful Vintage Canadian Travel Posters & Advertising.

Vintage 1920s Canadian Travel Poster

Join us in British Columbia.

vintage british columbia map cover
Source: Ebay
Whistler vintage poster
Source: Ebay

The water is nice at Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta ( BTW Friends: I will be doing a ‘Vintage Travel to do list post on this hotel next week).

1920s Chateau Lake Louise Vinta
Source: DiMagio

The Mountie and the Rockies, iconic Canadian symbols.

Canadian Pacific Vintage Poster with Mountie and rockies
Source: Pinterest
Vintage Canadian Travel Poster
Source: Pinterest

Saskatoon, is the largest city in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. There was also a song written about it in 1915, as seen in the sheet music image below.

Vintage Travel Poster Saskatoon
Source: Collections Canada

Here is what the song sounded like. So very Ragtime!

Vintage Manitoba travel advertising
Source: Click Americana
ontario vintage travel poster two women on a dock
Source: Made Man

Cruise the Great Lakes of Ontario.

canadian-pacific-great-lakes-cruise
Source: Allposters

You MUST go to Niagara Falls when you visit, it’s breathtaking!

s-fleming-niagara-falls-ontario-canada-new-york-usa
Source: Allposters

The poster is correct, Quebec is truly a Winter Wonderland.

Quebec Vintage Travel Poster
Source: Pinterest

My dad attended Expo 67 in Montreal.

montreal expo 67 vintage poster
Source: Pinterest

Head to the East Coast to discover a truly charming part of Canada.

Canada East Coast Travel Poster Vintage
Source: Pinterest

Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Calling - Digby Pines vintage photo
Source: Collectors Weekly

Known world-wide for the beloved and spunky character, Anne of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island will truly delight.

vintage Prince Edward Island advertising
Source: Pinterest
vintage new brunswick travel advertising
Source: Pinterest

‘Canada’s Happy Province’. This slogan from a 1965 ad for Newfoundland and Labrador made me giggle. I guess the rest of Canada’s provinces are grumpy and unwelcoming?

newfoundland-labrador vintage travel poster
Source: I desire Vintage Posters

Canada also has 3 Territories: Yukon, Northwest Territory and Nunavut.

Yukon vintage travel poster
Source: Pinterest
lantern-press-yellowknife-nw-territories-canada-northern-lights-and-orca
Source: Allposters

 

For more vintage travel posters, check out my blog post ‘See Canada by Train-Vintage Advertising‘.

Question Time: If you have travelled in Canada, where were your favorite places?

Liz

Vintage New Years Eve Roundup

Vintage New Years Eve Roundup the vintage inn blog

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!

1920s New years eve party getty images
Source: Elle
's vintage new years eve ad
Source: Etsy

For the New Year and You-1940’s New Years Eve Card.

1940s vintage new years eve card
Source: Pinterest

The famous Sands-Las Vegas 1957.

1950s new years eve the sands las vegas ad
Source: Tumblr

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from two adorable Scottie Dogs

1920s antique christmas card with scottie dogs vintage
Source: Etsy

Okay I’m sneaking in one more Scottie Dog image (they are just so cute!)

vintage scottie dogs happy new year
Source: Pinterest

If you’re hosting a party this New Years, then this 1950’s reversable apron would be perfect while you zip around the home.

1950s vintage reversable apron merry christmas happy new year
Source: Etsy

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.

vintage champagne tower vintage image
Source: Tumblr

After a few drinks, ones party could possibly turn into the roaring good time below.

1950's new years eve vintage party image
Source: Etsy

Party hats for all!

vintage New Years Eve Party image
Source: Neato Coolville

The toast and the kiss.

1940s New years eve vintage image

1940s new years vintage illustration couple kissing
Source: Tumblr

Make Some Noise! Vintage Noise Makers.

Vintage Party noise Makers new years even
Source: Etsy

Here is what happens when the streamers get out of control.

1950s vintage new years eve party image
Source: No pattern required

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.

Happy New Year!

Liz

Vintage Photo Tuesday: Christmas!

Vintage Photo Tuesday_ Christmas the vintage inn blog

Today’s Vintage Photo Tuesday is dedicated to Christmas images from 1930’s-1950’s.

So friends, pour yourself a glass of eggnog (or drink of choice) and lets jump into the Christmases of a time gone by.

egg nog vintage ad

The Cutest Caroler – 1930’s

1930s Vintage photo of boy in winter snowsuit
Source: Etsy

Cozy up by the fireplace with the ones you love (and your favorite slippers).

1940s vintage image of family by fireplace
Source: Etsy

1940’s Christmas with the Haynes Sisters! Well…not really but any White Christmas fans out there will get the reference.

1940s vintage christmas image
Source: Etsy

Christmas with my sweetheart.

1940s couple at christmas vintage image
Source: Etsy

White tinsel tree, noisemakers and cowboy shirts. Merry Christmas from the 1950’s!

1950s family vintage photo with white christmas tree
Source: Etsy

The holidays are a time for parties and fun with friends and family. Our lovely 1950’s couple are clearly off to a winter formal.

(P.S. Check out those great curtains in the background).

1950s couple dressed for winter formal vintage image
Source: Etsy

Hanging the stockings for Santa is very important task at Christmas time.

vintage image of kids hanging stockings
Source: Etsy

Tiny apartment, a tiny tree and one happy family.

1950s vintage christmas image small apartment
Source: Etsy

Plaids, polka dots, solids and tons of tinsel!

1950s family with tinsel tree vintage image
Source: Etsy

How adorable are these kiddies in their matching pajamas?

1950s christmas kids in matching pajamas
Source: Etsy

 

Hope your having a wonderful Holiday season friends!!

Liz

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