Posts Tagged: Vintage

Vintage Laundry and Tide – No Rinsing Needed?

This is a fab vintage Tide ad from Ladies’ Home Journal,  January 1951.  I love how it portrays neighboring housewives comparing laundry over a white picket fence.  Of course they are drying their laundry on clotheslines, as most households at that time didn’t have automatic dryers.  Hearing tales from my mother and grandmother, it was… Read more »

Olivia Hussey ~Juliet~ for 60s Yardley of London

Olivia Hussey remains one of the most iconic beauties of the 60s for me, along with Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton.  God, she was sheer perfection.  I was a very awkward 13 year old in 1968 when The Franco Zeffirelli production of Romeo and Juliet came out.  Of course, I trundled off to the movies and… Read more »

Mod 1963 Fluffy Mohair Sweaters

I normally post the knitting instructions to vintage sweaters I blog about, but these groovy sweaters from the October, 1963 issue of Ladies’ Home Journal didn’t have the instructions in the magazine.  Instructions were available by sending 25 cents to LHJ, but since 49 years have passed, I’m quite certain that the instructions are no… Read more »

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 »