Browsing through an issue of a March 1969 issue of McCall’s magazine I came upon this Hallmark ad for paper fashions and matching paper party goods. I don’t remember these. Guess I was too young. But I was intrigued by the idea and needed to find out more. They certainly seemed far more interesting than those drafty get ups they force […]
This is another post on vintage labels to keep an eye out for. The Will Steinman dress company specialized in wedding, debutante and party dresses in the 50s and 60s.
They were known for their attention to detail and fine workmanship. I’ve only come across a handful in my 15 years of selling vintage clothing. But every one […]
Every now and then I like to do a post featuring a lesser known vintage clothing label. When it comes to collecting and/or wearing vintage fashions there are many designers and manufacturers that don’t garner the attention of the big name designers, yet they produced some beautiful garments. It’s always good to be on the lookout for more obscure names like […]
A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were invited to spend several days in the mountains of North Carolina. Friends of ours, who had just built a home there, decided to celebrate the New Year by inviting about 50 people to join them! We all stayed in cabins at the Iron Horse Lodge in Stecoah, which is […]
Do you remember those beaded Christmas ornament kits from back in the 60s and 70s? A while ago I happened upon this ad in a December 1969 Family Circle magazine and I’ve been wanting to make one ever since. I love the blingy Victorian flair and the kitschy-ness of these decorations. Plus they looked somewhat easy to make!