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Vrrroooom! Vintage Runs in the Family Part II

Vrrroooom! Vintage Runs in the Family Part II

Happy Father’s Day lovelies! Today, I’m going to focus on someone very dear to me, my father. If you remember my post ‘Vintage Runs in the Family,’ you’ll remember that vintage does indeed run in my family with my mom and my sister-in-law. However, it doesn’t end there, which is why I’ve entitled this post … Continue reading

Fun in the Sun! A Look at Elvgren Pinups

Fun in the Sun! A Look at Elvgren Pinups

Happy Saturday lovelies! Sorry I haven’t been posting as much lately.  I’ve been quite busy, but must carve out some time to share some things with you. The first post this weekend is dedicated to, yes you guessed at, ‘Fun in the Sun’ Elvgren pinups. You probably realize from my previous posts: Hey Sailor! A … Continue reading

A Look at 1956 Spring/Summer Dresses

A Look at 1956 Spring/Summer Dresses

Good afternoon lovelies! It’s raining, cold and dreary outside. So, I’m trying to make it sunny inside! I’ve pressed some fresh coffee and I’m flipping through some catalogs from 1956 that my mother gave me. The dresses for Spring/Summer of that year were spectacular! I love the bright colours, patterns, fabrics and the swing dress … Continue reading

Hey Sailor! A Look at Elvgren Pinups

Hey Sailor! A Look at Elvgren Pinups

Hello lovelies! As you realize, from reading my ‘A Look at Saint Patrick’s Pinups‘ post, I adore vintage pinup illustration. The women are so beautiful and their frocks, hair, accessories are simply amazing. One of my favourite pinup artists is American Gil Elvgren (1914-1980). Elvgren is one of the most influential pinup artists of all … Continue reading

A Look at Saint Patrick’s Day Pinups!

A Look at Saint Patrick’s Day Pinups!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! As you are no doubt aware tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day. It is a national holiday in Ireland to honour Saint Patrick, the patron saint. However, what does Saint Patrick’s Day mean elsewhere? I can’t speak for everywhere, but here in Canada it means parades and green beer. Too much green … Continue reading

A Look at My Jelly Bellies!

A Look at My Jelly Bellies!

Afternoon lovelies! I’m glad that you really enjoyed my previous post, Oh for the Love of Jelly Bellies! As I mentioned in that post, I’m crazy about jelly belly jewellery. Whether it be brooches, earrings or rings, I really love the jelly belly style. From your feedback, I realize that many of you weren’t aware … 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

A Look at ’80s does 50s’

A Look at ’80s does 50s’

Before we look at ‘80s does 50s,’ let’s define vintage. Vintage basically means the output of a particular time (in the past). Vintage is something which was fashionable or popular during an earlier period. However, when I use the term ‘vintage’ on this blog, I’m referring to anything that predates 1965. Those are my terms … Continue reading

A Look at Floursack Fabrics

A Look at Floursack Fabrics

I’m a sewing beginner myself, but I have a lot of projects on the go. Dresses to make, purses to adorn and those pesky curtains that just never seem to get done! One of my favourite types of fabric to use are floursack (or feedsack) prints. Floursack fabrics began being manufactured in the 1930s and … Continue reading