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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

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

First Outfit Post

First Outfit Post

I recently received some feedback where the reader asked if I’d ever be doing any outfit posts. Honestly, I hadn’t thought about it until I received that email. I want this blog to focus on all things vintage and hopefully be informative. However, I didn’t figure you’d be very interested in what I was wearing. … Continue reading

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

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

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