Friday, January 27, 2012

fashionable finds

Starting from the 1940s, with a pit stop in 1967, and continuing on to the Eighties.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Hair it is!

Some thoroughly adorable vintage barrettes:

 The above are only a few of the many I got last week at a flea market.  All in one cigar box and all for...

I'm embarrassed to say.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

old time retailing relics

Pre-proliferation of malls, when people shopped at little stores in their own community, you'd see this in the window of a store selling children's clothes:
                                  1930's compo display boy doll
Here's one from the generation of window display dolls from the period immediately before the invention of the mall:  
  Isn't she adorable?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

for ladies only

The item above is called a 'merry widow.'
It hails from the 1950's.
Until at least the mid-70s ladies were expected to have all their pulchritude - top and bottom - encased in something that would prevent jiggle.  (Even for those gals who had hardly anything TO jiggle.)

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's for you again

and this time TWO phones are ringing.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

dolls and a half

Some weeks ago at auction got a few very sweet little bisque baby dolls as well as a number of lovely half-dolls.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Great horny toads!

Um, I mean great horns!

Like this:

Horn candelabra!

Mystery horn thingie.  Good for dried flowers, pens and pencils, and Pixy Stix.

And last, but certainly not least: 

A horn dog.