Posts Tagged: Vintage

A Merry Vintage 1935 Christmas

I was flipping through the December 1935 issue of Delineator magazine, and found some great material. It’s interesting that, while in the midst of the Great Depression, they managed to project a glorified zeitgeist of the day. The cover photo is of two adorable children beautifully dressed as angels, perhaps for a Christmas play. A… Read more »

My Vintage Scottish ‘Outlander’ Sweater!

I am a huge fan of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series, having read Outlander, Dragonfly In Amber, and Voyager. I also just finished watching the entire 16-episode Outlander series; which I still trying to recover from! It’s one thing to read about all the grisly truth, it’s another thing to see it portrayed. Phew! But… Read more »

Romantic Chanel No. 22 Perfume of 1968

The groovy hippie vibe was thriving in 1968, but there was also a romantic vibe that held its own in the zeitgeist of the day. This pretty ad for Chanel No. 22 perfume captures the whole flowery, lacy, Victorian-dress, sitting in fields-of-green element that was going on. It seems a bit dichotomous for Chanel to… Read more »

Those Chic Paris Fashion Frocks of 1932

As a vintage fashion lover, I often feel that the 1930s era is often overlooked. There tends to be an emphasis on the 1920s Flapper style, then seems to jump to the 1940s WWII era. But oh, what gorgeous and delightful styles the 1930s had; even in the midst of the Depression. Here are two… Read more »

Remember Colored Toilet Paper?

If you’re a Baby Boomer like me, you’ll remember toilet paper coming in many different colors in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s – like blue, pink, yellow, green, and peach. It was awesome. Not only colored, but highly scented and super thick as well. Which was also awesome. Urinary tract infections and the environment be… Read more »

‘Natural’ Right Guard Spray Deodorant of the 70s

One of the biggest buzzwords in 1970s health and beauty advertising was ‘natural’. Practically every ad had it; appealing to the more folksy Bohemian vibe that was the zeitgeist of the day. This ad, from a 1972 issue of Seventeen magazine, was for Gillette’s Right Guard Natural Scent Antiperspirant. It features a long-haired, hippie-ish, ‘natural’… Read more »