Sunday, February 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Ring-Ring! Retro Phone Bags Are Calling!
If that's not a-cord-ing to your taste, how about a retro 60's handbag decorated with coiled phone cords? (Disclaimer: Found in my parents' eBay listings.)
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
A Peignoir Fit For Mrs. Kravitz
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Mary Tyler Moore Mannequin?
Monday, July 20, 2009
When Andy Warhol Speaks
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The Case Of The Pirate Fashion Photographer
I Get The Raggedy Ann Wig, But...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I Can't Hear You; Your Makeup Is Too Loud
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
What's Verrry Intersting?
Friday, January 16, 2009
The DECCA Navigator
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Mess Around With One Of The "Mediums"
She Can't Believe She's In Reader's Digest Either
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Using Peer Pressure To Hook Teens On Crossword Puzzles
Dozens of delightful puzzles
Tailored to your taste...and your tempo
Pick up speed as your do along:
Enjoy yourself with the "easies"
Mess around with the "mediums"
Tangle with the "toughies"
Crosswords for Teen Agers, by Murray Rockowitz, copyright 1958 (TAB Books, published by Scholastic), 6th printing, May 1963.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
F Troop Postcard 1967
Intro To The Dean Martin Show (April 1969)
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Good Night, Nurse?
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
New Year? Not-So-Much
1960 New Years illustration via Flickr.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Modern Woman Monday: Wippette -- Wippette Real Good
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Skin Cancer For Christmas? You Shouldn't Have!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Clothespin Desk Organizer
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Paper Crowns For Jesus
In any case, if you really need instructions for it let me know. But it's cutting paper, people; not rocket surgery -- so I may mock you when sending the info.
Also in that first issue of Good Housekeeping Needlecraft magazine (Fall-Winter, 1968-1969).
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Buying A Christmas Tree?
Friday, December 12, 2008
Christmas Dey Curls
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Because I'm A Sucker For These Mod Space-Age Head Fashions...
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
"I Never Thought I’d See So Much Purity Of Pattern"
I never thought I’d see so much purity of pattern. Absolute rightness. I must please you, and I think I can. Don’t fail me now, because I may never trust myself with a woman again, ever. Try it on. I’m sure, absolutely, I can please you. Show me. Wait for me.From 1965's The Knack... And How To Get It reviewed here at Here's Looking Like You, Kid.
Into The 60s With Air BP
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Like Birthday Hats For Jesus
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Pixies: Guardians Of PJs
Turns out he is not an elf, but rather both a pixie and a pajama bag. Click the images to get the patterns & instructions (I tired to color correct the pattern page, but that's the best I could get it). If you make any pixie pj bags, I'd love to see 'em!
I put the skirt instructions for crocheting the long red hostess here -- I'd love to see those if you make them too.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Retro Alfa Romeo Ad
Everything's Better When It's Kitsch On A Ritz
Sunday, November 23, 2008
What's A Pink Pussycat Worth?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Sands Hotel First Annual Domino Tournament
Want it? Make me an offer.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
While Jaynie tells us how to wear our hair with hats, such information is irrelevant with these polka dotted wonders. The good news is that even when your mom cut your hair wrong, no one would be able to see it under these.
This post is dedicated to the HATtastic Miss Janey *wink*
Your Seat Is Not A Flotation Device
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Girdle In A Can
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Remember When You Could Smoke On A Plane?
Monday, November 10, 2008
Bertha & Tina Postcard
Sunday, November 9, 2008
It's Not My Mom
It's a small photo, just like the ones you give away to your friends in school. Only I didn't get this from Jeri herself (I told you I don't know her); I got it with some other vintage photos of famous people. That explains why it's not signed on the back with a note for me to 'stay sweet' (which I did) or how fun I was in math class (which I was).
If you know who this lady is -- even if she's not your mom -- please let me know.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
They Made A Tape For That
But they made a tape for that. I remember it distinctly as "the pink tape with the zig-zag ends which looked like it was cut with a pinking shears"; which meant it was very difficult to find on the Internet. (You're welcome, surfers who are also searching by such memories.)
I think my mom used that tape to make those curls by her ears which were oh-so-fashionable in the 60's. Those curls are called "guiche" -- and apparently each type of curl had a name. So now you can identify which kind of curl it was that that little girl has in the middle of her forehead. (And pray it's not The Fishhook!)
Funny thing is, I don't remember my mom using the tape to cut our hair... And our bangs were often a crooked mess, usually running in a diagonal line along our foreheads. Ah, good times.
Dad said she put a bowl on our heads to give us a trim and that she never bothered to monitor & straighten the bowl. I don't remember that. I just cringe when I see the photos.
If you pester me, I may make the time to find & scan a few for you.