Posts Categorized: Vintage

Vintage 1950 Pretty “Tulip Time” Sweater Knitting Pattern

Here’s a great vintage 1950 knitting pattern from Fleisher’s Yarns: “Tulip Time” sweater.  The tulips look a little abstract to me, but they’re pretty cool.  I like how they are set off individual harlequin medallions.  All in all, a unique vintage design. Download pattern here: Tulip Time ~Marilyn Huttunen  

The Gorgeous Esther Williams and Woodbury Powder – Vintage 1946

I was always impressed with how Esther Williams parlayed competitive swimming into a movie career.  Of course, she was gorgeous and talented, and had the great opportunity to star in many “aquamusicals” in the 40s and early 50s.  The films featured fabulously choreographed synchronized swimming and diving, and the star of the show was always… Read more »

Sweet Vintage 40s Bolero Knitting Pattern

I love it when I come across variations of vintage knitting patterns; this beauty is another sweet version of Kate’s royal reception angora bolero sweater.  Named the Dolman Bolero, it is from the 1940s.  Just adorable and oh-so stylish!  I think it would look fabulous knitted in fluffy angora, and I love the big button… Read more »

Vintage Backyard Clotheslines and Lawnmowers

My backyard clothesline has been finally put to good use this summer.  After an interminable cold rainy season, I once again am able to enjoy hanging the laundry out in the fresh air and sunshine.  Nothing, I mean nothing, compares to the exquisitely poignant scent of air-dried laundry.  Especially sheets!  Slipping into a bed with… Read more »

Is Fels-Naptha Soap Glamorous?

I’ve been on a personal basis with Fels-Naptha soap lately, using it to concoct the homemade powdered laundry detergent and liquid laundry detergent recipes.  Shredding that golden bar with a cheese grater is not for the faint of heart!  But it is rather fun to do, and the resultant homemade detergents are so worth it…. Read more »

Vintage 40s Fuzzy Wuzzy Angora Sweater Knitting Pattern

As an angora lover, I was thrilled to come across this sweet vintage early 40s knitting pattern for a fuzzy wuzzy “for sunny warmth” angora sweater!  Short-sleeved, jewel neckline and rows of delicate cabling lend a stylish touch to showcase the fluffy angora yarn.  Perfect for those upcoming fall and winter days –so get knitting!… Read more »