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Oh, for the Love of…Hearts!

Oh, for the Love of…Hearts!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I want to commemorate it with a V-day themed post. Instead of sharing vintage Valentine’s cards with you, I’d like to concentrate on the matter at heart. Figuratively speaking that is! *lol* This post will feature a variety of heart-themed goodies. Every woman needs a spectacular vintage dress for Valentine’s … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Fiestaware!

Oh, for the Love of…Fiestaware!

Fiestaware, also known as Fiesta dinnerware or pottery, was created by Frederick Rhead in 1936. It is one of the most collectable china dinnerware lines in the world – and yes, I love it! Fiestaware features beautiful art deco styling and comes in a variety of bright and pale colours. Fiestaware brightens up any kitchen … Continue reading

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

Oh, for the Love of…SHAG!

Oh, for the Love of…SHAG!

No, not ugly shag carpet. What kind of a blog do you think this is? ;0 This post is about one of my favourite contemporary artists, SHAG. Based in California, SHAG (aka Josh Agle)  has a unique, vibrant and captivating style. I’m very inspired by his illustrations. So much so that I’m thinking of covering … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Jelly Bellies!

Oh, for the Love of…Jelly Bellies!

Yes, for the love of Jelly Bellies! I’m crazy about them and, no, I don’t mean Jelly Belly jelly beans! I’m talking about the astoundingly cute vintage jewellery pieces, referred to as ‘Jelly Bellies.’ This type of jewellery started being made in the 1940s by popular jewellery maker, Trifari. At that time, Trifari was also … 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