1920s and 30s Japanese matchbox art

As a graphic designer and lover of all things art deco, I also adore advertising art of the era in a minimialist style. Check out these gorgeous match box covers from 20s and 30s Japan. I’d love make some of these into prints for my home.

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New to the Etsy shop – October 2018

I have quite a few new things on the shop at the moment such as a 1940s crepe beaded dress, 1940s spectator shoes, 1960s paisley dress, 40s and 50s hats and handbag, 1940s suit and 1950s dress, 40s stocking box with stockings, 30s and 40s bakelite buckles, 1940s sewing patterns and more! If you like anything that you see, please click on the Esty shop link here.

New to the Etsy shop – 8 May, 2018

I have some lovely new items in the shop including an amazing purple 1940s ladies suit, a black 40s skirt, a jacket and some early 40s chocolate suede shoes. 1950s beaded handbag, swing coat, beaded dress and more seamed stockings. 1940s Tootal scarf, a 1930s evening purse and some cool 1950s mens ties. Also featured are some cute 60s does 40s shoes. So much more to list in the coming weeks!

New to the Etsy shop – 1 April, 2018

Stockings galore! I have so many vintage seamed stockings from the, 30s, 40s and 50s listed at moment. If you love vintage lingerie – you must have a look. I have multiple pairs listed for the Swingtimeblack 40s stockings and the 40s Amy Bethpairs. There are 1950s gloves, satin beaded dress, a dead-stock Hickory bra, dead-stock beaded hair nets (in light, mid and dark brown), an atomic-age pen holder, beaded handbag and a summer dress. 1940s summer floral dress, two mens neckties, amazing navy blue felt hat and ladies magazines. A 1930s magazine and hair nets. I have so much more to list from the 1940s and 50s in the coming weeks to stay tuned! Here is the link to the shop.

 

More pin curl & finger wave techniques

Violet's Vintage Vault

Hello 1930s fans! I came across another pin curl an finger waving article today. I hope this will help you recreate the look of 1930s curls and waves  if you have been struggling.

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1930s Style Gowns by Eliza Jane Howell

Some absolutely beautiful wedding and evening gowns with 1930s styling by British designer – Eliza Jane Howell.

*Taken from my other blog.

New to the Etsy Shop – March 2018

I have added some lovely vintage deadstock stockings from the 1930s, a 1950s hat and gloves, a box of 1940s pin-curling pins, 1930s rayon scarf, a 60s does 20s dress, 1930s garter belt, 1940s dress and suit, 1930s dress, 1950s handbag, dress pattern and bolero top  and some deadstock beaded hairnets from the 40s and 50s. All are featured in my Etsy shop here.

 

 

Latest styles at Royal Vintage Shoes

Royal Vintage Shoes have added some great new designs to their collection recently. I really love the ‘Ginger’ in red and the ‘Hepburn’ in brown is cute too. Check them out and pre-order here. Also shown are other adorable  styles in the collection from previous seasons.
* Article taken from my other blog.

Vintage sewing – 1930s evening gowns

I love the style and sophistication of 1930s fashion and have amassed a large collection of sewing pattern imagery from the era on Pinterest and thought it would be nice to share some of them here. The evening gowns of the time are my favourite with their elegant lines, bias cuts and daring open backs. I would dearly love to get my hands on some of these beauties!
(taken from my other blog)

1886 – Bringing a Victorian mansion back to life!

I just have to share the wonderful project of my friend Chantal Filson who purchased a Victorian manor from 1886 (and extra cottage from 1860) on 5 acres in Allegany County, NY this year. She is bringing this amazing home back to it’s original glory and will eventually be hiring it out for weddings and functions and for film productions.

Chantal has worked in Hollywood in costuming and has always loved the era of the property she has purchased (now aptly named ‘1886’). Her attention to detail when refitting the house is astounding and it is looking stunning! If you’d love to have your wedding or a function there in 2017 check out the website. www.1886location.com

You can also follow the (sometimes hilarious) everyday accounts of her progress on her Facbeook page.

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