Vintage 1973 Yardley of London Delicate Dazzlers Pot o’ Shadow

Since 1970, Yardley of London had a huge hit on its hands with their glorious Pot o’ Gloss. In 1973 they came out with Pot o’ Shadow, which came in the same type of cute pot that Pot o’ Gloss did.  It was marketed as soft, whipped eye shines that shimmer and play the light around your eyes. They finger-tipped on easily, and stayed on evenly.

Of course it mainly came in blue shades (Forever Aqua, Forever Blue, Forever Lilac, Forever Baby Blue), which were THE eye shadow shades of the early 1970s. They also included the boring Forever Brown and Forever White, for those of us with brown eyes who didn’t look good in blues. 😛


Crochet a Cute Vintage 70s Toddler Poncho

I love the expression on this adorable little girl! This is a great vintage 1973 crochet pattern for a Toddler Poncho. Ever see a granny square with a hole in the middle? Now you have! Perhaps not a true granny, but a very nice new variation on the theme of double crochet shells. In knitting worsted. Instructions on how to make are below. Click on photos to enlarge.



Crochet a Vintage 70s Granny Square Mosaic Skirt

Granny Square Mosaic Skirt, 1973.

Presenting a fab vintage 1973 granny square crocheted Mosaic skirt pattern! Duplicate the vivid stained glass colors of these dramatic squares or ad lib your own. That’s part of the fun of grannies! These are especially quick work because they’re made with size G hook and Bernat Sesame yarn. And it planned for one size to fit almost anyone. Instructions are below. Please click on photos to enlarge.


Vintage 60s Knitting Pattern for Scandia Classic Cardigan

This is a fabulous vintage 1965 knitting pattern for a Scandia Classic Cardigan sweater, in a super-bulky thick/thin wool blend yarn. These chunky knits are always in style. Perfect for those cold winter days ahead, so get knitting! Materials and Instructions below. Please click on photo to enlarge.



Jerry Hall Models Hot 70s Loungewear

Jerry Hall started her modeling career in 1975, when she was discovered sunbathing on a Saint Tropez beach by fashion agent Claude Haddad. This 1975 series of ads for Celanese Arnel loungewear in Cosmopolitan magazine must have been one of her first modeling assignments. Her long blonde hair, six foot height and Texas twang made her one of the most visible and photographed models of the day. Here she modeled along with men who were considered hot and sexy in 1975. Perhaps a precursor to Mick Jagger, who she started dating in 1977!

He drives a truck. Or runs a conglomerate. What LovinWear do you wear for him? This helplessly feminine, fragile floral in velour of Celanese Arnel triacetate and nylon. By Davidbrown California, 1975

His favorite sports are 1. skiing 2. surfing 3. you. He’s terrific at all of them. What LovinWear do you wear for him? This super-sensational robe of super-sexy fake suede – a fabulous put-on made of Celanese Arnel triacetate and nylon. By Loungees, 1975

He’s young (maybe younger than you are). He’s sent you a love poem, unsigned. What LovinWear do you wear for him? This Alice-in-Wonderland robe in tender velour of Celanese Arnel triacetate and nylon. By John Kloss for Cira, 1975

He’s a European. Or Latin. You are his life’s Grand Passion. He says. What LovinWear do you wear for him? A shocking pink lounge shirt, unbuttoned to here – and here! In voluptuous velour of Celanese Arnel triacetate and nylon. By Bonnie Cashin for Evelyn Pearson, 1975


Crochet Pattern for a Vintage 70s Flingy Tri-Square Shawl

Flingy Tri-Square Shawl, 1976.

Three giant granny squares that started small and just kept growing! Helen Bullett designed it in rich earth colors, joined the completed squares with single crochet, then bordered it with deep fringe. Smashing! In knitting worsted. Instructions are below. Please click on photos to enlarge.