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.
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.
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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.
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.
I love 1930s evening wear and these gowns from my Pinterest page are gorgeous examples.
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.
Fantastic article from Kindnessblog.com about how the flower-sack dresses and clothing of the 30s and 40s came into being.
In times gone by, amidst widespread poverty, the flour mills realised that some women were using sacks to make clothes for their children. Is response, the mills started using flowered fabric… – Kindnessblog.com
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.