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
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.
I saw this beautiful ad from a 1926 fashion magazine on Etsy and was amazed by the variations and detailing of the gowns for sale. So, I looked through my Pinterest pages and pulled up some real ones 🙂
* Taken from my other blog.
I adore this ad from 1925 for Maybeline mascara. Thank you to the Vintage-Spirit blog for sharing it.
Yes, summer is here again…for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere anyway. You wouldn’t know it was summer today here in Perth though as it is currently 16C and raining! Just the way I like it 😉 Here is a group of wonderful old Aussie travel prints from the 1920s and 30s. Of course, the graphic designer in me can’t help love the Art Deco influence in some of them. Enjoy.
I love the graphics on 1920s-1930s Bridge Tally cards. These elaborately designed (and often die-cut) cards were used to keep score in Bridge games and you will find them printed in numerous themes and patterns. I still find it incredible that such vibrant colour and detail went into items that were used only for a short time then thrown away. Amazingly stylish and designed with Art Deco elements, the tally cards really are worth collecting. Here is a group of my favourites. If you want to collect your own, many are for sale on Etsy and Ebay.
Have you ever tried to make a garment from a vintage pattern but just can’t quite get the fabric right? It doesn’t drape or sit the way those original vintage items that you own do. Well now you can buy all the fabric you need from Time Capsule Fabrics to make your vintage sewing more authentic. They have a curated selection of fabrics from to enable you to recreate the right look and feel. From cotton lawns and rayons to crepes…there are some beauties here.
“Time Capsule Fabrics is a special fabric store providing a curated collection of fabrics and sewing patterns perfect for sewing clothing styles from the 1920’s – 1950’s. Time Capsule Fabrics serves both the sewist who wants a period accurate look for everyday or living history and the sewist looking to incorporate the Deco era’s timeless appeal into a modern wardrobe. Our beautiful fabrics include hard to find dress weight rayns and frozen-in-time retro prints, sourced from countries around the world including the US, France and Italy. We also seek to support the many small businesses that serve the vintage sewing community by partnering with vintage bloggers and carrying independent pattern makers.” – Time Capsule Fabrics website
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Hi all! I wanted to introduce you all to a wonderfully talented artist from Perth, Australia who is now based in Melbourne. Michael Lombardi has an amazing retro/vintage style that I adore. His work is unique and diverse and he captures situations beautifully as portraits, murals, logos and posters. Anyone who loves vintage style will appreciate his wonderful illustrations. From 1920s flapper gals and 50s astro-babes to 1960s G0-Go dancers, there is nothing he can’t bring to life with his quirky style.
His artwork is available online for purchase and he also does commissions, as you can see from the various swing dance logos, portraits, animation and murals he has done. If you would like to buy any of his work, please go to this link or his Etsy shop and if you would to commission him to do some work for you, you can contact him via his website at www.michaellombardi.com.au
* All images are copyrighted © by Michael Lombardi. The use of any image from this site is prohibited unless prior written permission from the artist is obtained.
* This article is taken from my other blog at Swingfashionista.com
One of my favourite online vintage stores, Dorothea’s Closet, is having a sale out of necessity. She has some amazing stock so maybe you can help her out and pick up some great vintage at the same time.
From Angela: Owner or Dorothea’s closet:
“OK, I got some bad news (in the form of foreclosure) in the mail just now, so I’m doing a website wide 50% sale. That’s over 1,500 vintage items! Dresses, gowns, hats, lingerie, skirts, blouses, handbags, shoes, jewelry & scarves ranging from Victorian to 1980s. I just need to drum up enough to get them off my back and catch up (once you get behind and other bills gobsmack you, it all goes to shite quickly). So help a gal out and get some cheap (but not cheaply made!) vintage and help me and my family stay in our home!
Code to use at checkout is LOVE50. I’m happy to work out shipping cheaper if I can, just PM me or email through the site. So that’s 50% off ALL OF IT. heart emoticon Thanks for looking!”