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Oh, for the Love of…Playing Card Novelty Prints!

Oh, for the Love of…Playing Card Novelty Prints!

Like many vintage ladies, I’m crazy about novelty prints and items. I simply adore novelty fabrics, bakelite novelty jewellery and kitchy household items popular in the 1940s, 50s and early 60s. Today I’m going to focus on playing card novelty prints on jewellery, dresses, skirts, dishes and more. I’ve always had a thing for spades, … Continue reading

Two New February Frocks

Two New February Frocks

First new dress: 1950s taffeta party dress This dress was given to me by my mom. It’s a beautiful 1950s taffeta dress with a velvet bow. It’s super tight in the bodice, creating a great slim-looking waistline (I hope I’ll be able to breathe!) It needs to be hemmed at the bottom, but other than … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Illusion Dresses!

Oh, for the Love of…Illusion Dresses!

Ok, I am seriously in love with vintage illusion dresses! Popular in the 30s, 40s and 50s these amazing frocks create drama, allure and intrigue by creating a ‘barely there’ sheer look. These dresses come in a variety of styles and colours. However, I mostly come across them in black with a see-through (or lace) … Continue reading