Carol Burnett in Blackglama, 1973

Carol Burnett in Blackglama – Mademoiselle December 1973 – FINNFEMME

“What becomes a Legend most?”. Blackglama had a legendary ad campaign in the 1970s starring well-known American women modeling their lustrous minks. This fantastic 1973 ad features the fabulous Carol Burnett. Legs for DAYS, baby!

~Marilyn

Swedish Christmas Tree for the Birds

Christmas Tree for the Birds – Mademoiselle December 1973 – FINNFEMME

Here’s a festive eco-friendly holiday project to try! A Christmas tree for the birds is a lovely tradition that began in Sweden in the 16th century. Perfect for feeding our hungry feathered friends in the 21st century (particularly during a pandemic). 😀

You decorate the tree with various bird-friendly foodstuffs: garlands of popcorn, cranberries and stale bread. Pine cones stuffed with peanut butter and rolled in birdseed, and hanging apples, carrots and Indian corn. You can make up a batch of suet cakes: mix up equal parts of melted beef suet and sugar syrup (3 parts water and 1 part sugar boiled together). While still soft, add nuts seeds or breadcrumbs. Form into balls. Chill and hang with string. Thanks to the Audubon Society for the recipe.

Sprinkle a wide circle of seeds around the trunk for ground feeders (pheasant, quail, snipe). Fill a plastic container with sunflower seeds, cut a notch in the rim for perching and nail to tree.

~Marilyn

Fluffy Fuzzy Vintage 70s Holiday Sweaters

Sears Holiday Sweaters and Pants – Mademoiselle December 1973 ~ FINNFEMME

Fuzzy pastel sweaters and wide-leg plaid polyester pants were all the rage in 1973. Posing with cute white fluffy kittens was a plus too!

~Marilyn

Men’s and Women’s Vintage Mod 60s Ski Sweater to Knit

Knitting Pattern for Men’s and Women’s Vintage Ski Sweater – FINNFEMME

Perfect for a winter project, here is a fun vintage 1960s knitting pattern for a mod 60s Nordic ski sweater. Instructions for both the women’s and men’s sweaters. Enjoy!

~Marilyn

Christmas Coifs From Seventeen Magazine, December 1968

Christmas Hairstyles – Seventeen December 1968 – Finnfemme
Christmas Coifs – Seventeen December 1968 – Finnfemme

Late 1960s holiday hairstyles were rather romantic and ornate. These Christmas Coifs featured in the December 1968 issue of Seventeen magazine featured the then-popular use of wigs, snoods, hairpieces, and pin-on tendrils, love-locks and ringlets. A fun way to make your repertoire merrier!

~Marilyn

Christmas 1968 QualiCraft Shoes

QualiCraft Christmas Gift Shoes – Seventeen December 1968 – FINNFEMME

This ad from the December 1968 issue of Seventeen magazine takes me right back to that era! QualiCraft shoe store was “The” place to buy shoes for us groovy 60s and 70s teens. They always had the latest styles and were moderately priced. Of course they were pretty much always located in a mall (I know mine was – Northgate Mall in Seattle).

This was back when they had actual shoe salespeople measuring your feet. and going to some mysterious back room to find your specific size. There was always much hope and anticipation that they would find your size in the desired style. Much deflation when they didn’t, and brought out an “alternate” style. NOPE. I was usually very specific about what I wanted – still am – and didn’t take warmly to their “suggestions”. 🙂

I love these festive Christmas shoe styles!! Good memories of 1960s Christmases, when they were still quite magical.

~Marilyn