Posted in February 2012

Figure Control

Figure Control

“Be Wise, Get the Figure Men Admire!” (one of the tag lines on a vintage advertisement for shapewear) Today, I’m going to talk a bit about shapewear. Shapewear is also known as foundation garments. Foundation garments have been around for centuries with one of the earliest items being the corset. Shapewear is meant to form … Continue reading

Featured Designer: Miriam Haskell

Featured Designer: Miriam Haskell

If you know anything about vintage jewellery, then you’re familiar with Miriam Haskell‘s name and designs. Miriam Haskell was an American designer who created amazingly intricate and beautiful costume pieces through the 1920s-50s. Haskell’s pieces were distinct because of the design, intricacy, high quality materials and affordable prices. In 1920, Miriam Haskell founded her own … Continue reading

A Look at Chevron

A Look at Chevron

What is Chevron? Chevron is a design in the shape of a V used either right side up, or upside down. According to the Artlandia Pattern Design glossary, chevron is “a traditional, woven or printed design of zigzags in a stripe layout, also called herringbone.” Chevron is an ancient design and was used on a … Continue reading

Prize Giveaway Revised!

Prize Giveaway Revised!

This is Oh, for the Love of Vintage‘s first prize giveaway! The prize was originally supposed to go to lucky follower number 54. However, due to the inability to easily track followers, I’m not sure who was follower number 54! Readers have followed via wordpress, email, bloglovin’, RSS feed and through blog readers. Therefore I … Continue reading

Share and Share Alike

Share and Share Alike

Happy Saturday readers! I want to thank you for following this blog and for your comments and feedback. This blog is growing faster than I ever thought possible and your input is key. I read every comment you post and reply as soon as I’m able. One of the best things about running a blog … Continue reading

I Heart My New Camera!

I Heart My New Camera!

Ever since I bought my last digital camera, I haven’t been pleased with it.  The results were never to my liking and often blurry/pixely. However, I continued to use it and most of the photos on this blog were taken with that camera.  Until now…… New Camera! Yes, I got a new digital camera and … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Vintage Gloves!

Oh, for the Love of…Vintage Gloves!

Patsy Stone (of Absolutely Fabulous) said it best, “you can never have enough hats, gloves and shoes.” I quite agree with her and continually have to make room in my closets for more! Vintage Gloves I love gloves from the 1940s to early 60s. All lengths, all fabrics and all colours. You can find vintage … Continue reading

Knitting Pretty: 1930s Bed Sweaters

Knitting Pretty: 1930s Bed Sweaters

Good afternoon readers! Remember the post I did recently ‘Oh, for the Love of…Bed Jackets and Pajama Dogs‘? Well, today I’m going to post some patterns so you can knit your very own bed sweater or shawl. I’m a knitting novice myself and hope to one day be good enough to create something like these. … Continue reading

The Blue Hue

The Blue Hue

Today I’m feeling rather blue. Sad, discouraged and really missing people in my life. So, I thought my post should reflect how I’m feeling. It’s all about the blue hue! Some ‘blue’ poetry interspersed amongst the pretty things. Enjoy! Pretty Blue Frocks It is blue-butterfly day here in spring, And with these sky-flakes down in … Continue reading

A Lesson in Bakelite

A Lesson in Bakelite

You knew this post was coming, didn’t you? There was ‘A Lesson in Jet‘ and ‘A Lesson in Lucite,’ so, of course I have to cover everyone’s favourite vintage plastic, Bakelite. Bakelite (a.k.a. catalin and durez) is a colourful thermoplastic created in 1908-09 by Leo H. Baekeland. Baekeland accidentally created this material while trying to … Continue reading