Little Red Hen illustrations by Andy Warhol from 1958
Happy Friday everyone! Here is your usual round-up ofthe best vintage on the internet this week. I have been sporadic with my posting this week due to website dramas. As you know the launch had to be pushed back to Wednesday, then yesterday the useless hosting company I’m signed up with (*cougheasyspacecough*) managed to completely wipe my new site of all content. Luckily my superhero developer had backed things up, but we still both lost a day and a half of work and I am still trying to replace things that were lost.
Despite all this I am set to have a great weekend, because first of all one of my brothers has come to live in London for a while (arriving only last night), and secondly it is my birthday tomorrow. I’m thrilled to have a family member living in my city and can’t wait to show him around London. We’ll naturally be starting with the sights and sounds of my local pub, in a combined birthday/welcome to London marathon.
Hope you all have top weekends, and enjoy your vintage reading!
1950s laminate patterns still available to buy today.
Watch an American in Paris at the BFI in London.
How to make a sifter for your vintage compact.
A pin curl and scarf hair video tutorial.
Kate’s fabulous bathroom cabinet make-over. I love the idea of putting old photographs inside.
Harris Tweed history and a video documentary.
Make your own rag doll Halloween costume.
Tips for neatly painting furniture.
How to cut your own Bettie Page bangs/fringe.
A history of 1950s super model Dovima.
Make your own plywood Halloween decorations.
A history of 1960s men’s boutique Lord John on Carnaby Street.
Make your own vintage masked portraits for Halloween.
How to wear a 50s style petticoat.
This video made me want to get a buddy for Elsa.
Recipe for pumpkin cookies. Nom.
90s fashions we all tried to wear.
Pictures of the Sherlock Holmes museum in London.
All about the Beatnik generation of the 50s and 60s.
The National Library of Australia’s photo archives are now on Flickr!
Organising your scarf storage.
A short bio of Rita Hayworth.
A tutorial on horrifying ‘bloody’ nails for Halloween.
Review of Besame lipstick in Cherry Red.
These pictures of Ashley’s bedroom are just gorgeous.
Style for wheelchair users.
A brief history of the anglepoise lamp.
Recipe for homemade peanut butter cups (especially good for us people outside the US who can’t buy them easily).
All about John Tullis, one fo the original designers for 50s dress label Horrockses.
How to create a mid-century living room.
Recipe for an amaretto ginger cocktail.
Retro Chick asks how we define vintage.
How to save an old nail polish.
1970s men's tartan platform shoes from FIDM Museum
Sally Jane Vintage
A collection of turbans at Advanced Style
The Nyanzi Report
Esme and the Laneway
I dreamed I was in my maidenform bra adverts
Tick Tock Vintage
Shona from Heyday#
Q's Daydream Vintage
A Beautiful Mess
Kingdom of Style
The Girl with the Star Spangled Heart
Chronicles of an Eccentric
The Citizen Rosebud
Union Jack shoes at Rock n Roll Bride
Fay Wary in the 30s at My Vintage Vogue
Sarah of Misfits Vintage only yesterday. I'm not ragingly jealous, oh no.
Erin O'Connor at Tales of Endearment
Peony Lim at Street Style Aesthetic
Clothes, Cameras and Coffee
Call Me Lucille
Vintage stocking packets at Tuppence Ha'penny
Pan Am pictures at Voices of East Anglia
Screencaps from Little Shop of Horrors at The Frog's Eyebrows
The lovely Franca, who almost didn't post this because she has no make-up on. Doesn't she just look so fresh and pretty?
Pictures of the Tweed Run at From Me to You
The Styling Dutvhman
Donut at Fancy Fine. Awww.
Vintage Queenslander covers at The Cats and the Berries
Vintage covers from Pan horror stories
A Dandy in Aspic's gorgeous girlfriend
Girl About Town
Photos by Bill Klein, Petticoat, November 1974 at Vintage a Peel
My Happy Sewing Place
Old photos of North American settlers
1939 fashions from It'll Take the Snap Out of Your Garter
60s dresses at Oh So Lovely