Posts Tagged: Vintage

1930s College Co-eds and Coca-Cola

When I think of how much soda people drink these days, it’s always refreshing to see how they drank it in days of yore.  This fab 1939 Coca-Cola ad depicts two college co-eds in their dorm room, drinking bottles of Coke.  “Ice-cold Coca-Cola goes to school…to add its refreshing life and sparkle to the sociable… Read more »

Those Fabulously Swell Vintage 1939 Shoes!

The shoes from the ’30s were incredibly stylish!  These ads, from May, 1939 feature the outrageously beautiful shoes that the average American ’30s woman had to chose from.  This Red Cross Shoes ad displays their “brilliantly designed” and “superbly tailored” shoes made for dress, sports and walking.  The artistic detailing of each shoe is amazing. … Read more »

Groovy 70s Crocheted Poncho and Lacy Flare Pants Pattern

This is about the grooviest crochet pattern I’ve run across!  Crocheted in cotton twine or knitting worsted yarn, the deep-pointed poncho is two straight pieces, sewn together.  Hip-snug lacy pants have an opaque pattern at top, drawstring waist, and flare slightly below knee. Out of sight, man! Download pattern here: Poncho and Pants Crochet Pattern… Read more »

Vintage 1970 Ribbon Dance Dress Crochet Pattern

This Ribbon Dance Dress from 1970 is really lovely.  It has almost a 1920’s Flapper look to it, which is perfect for the current Great Gatsby vibe in fashion.  The Ribbon dress, shown in vibrant pink, has a lowered waistline and flippy skirt.  A drawstring makes the top slightly blouson.  Shells are worked in rows… Read more »

Norma Jean Before Marilyn

I usually do a Marilyn Monroe post on our shared birthday, June 1st, but I decided to wait a couple days and look back on Marilyn before she was MARILYN. I have this wonderful book by Andre de Dienes, Marilyn – Mon Amour – The private album of Andre de Dienes, her preferred photographer.  In… Read more »