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)


Vintage shoe love 3

More vintage shoe love More glorious vintage shoes from the 1920s to the 40s from my Pinterest vintage shoe board. The variety and colours never cease to amaze me! (taken from my other blog) Advertisements


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.

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

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Vintage shoe love!

Another bunch of amazing vintage shoes from the 1920s to the 40s from my Pinterest vintage shoe board. The colour and vibrancy of the styles match anything we have today.

* Taken from my other blog.



1930s gowns – December 2016

I love 1930s evening wear and these gowns from my Pinterest page are gorgeous examples.

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1930s Australian travel poster

One of my favourite Australian travel posters. By Percival Albert Trompf (1902-1964) c.1935.




New to the Etsy shop – August

I have a a lot of new things in the Etsy shop and coming to the shop soon. 1940s and 50s dresses, 40s ladies suit, 50s gloves and suit, 20s and 30s mens ties and much more!
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1920s beach babes

Wonderful collection of pics from one of my favourite sites, Vintage Everyday. Click on the link to see them all as I’ve only included some of them here.

*Taken from my other blog

Daily Life on the Beach from the 1920s (18)

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