Posts Tagged: Vintage

Vintage Perfume Season

The change of seasons means a change of scents for me; I like to switch it up with the weather.  So as we head more deeply into fall, I am doing a bit of experimentation with my array of vintage perfumes that I seem to collect with amazing speed (I can’t help it, I’m utterly… Read more »

Redheads, Canada Dry Ginger Ale, and Sugar Rationing 1946

I rarely drink soft drinks, but when I do I enjoy a crisp ginger ale.  Ginger ale is one of those vintage-y soft drinks that seems a bit classier and isn’t sickeningly sweet.  I love this 1946 Canada Dry ginger ale ad.  “Go Steady With Ginger!”, features a wholesome looking redheaded (“ginger” haired) woman, swimming… Read more »

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 »

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 »