Ring-Ring! Retro Phone Bags Are Calling!
If you missed it last time
, here's another 70's telephone purse
-- in which the phone actually works
. (In case you don't know Jack, or don't remember when phones were plugged in things, you'll need access to a phone jack to make this old bag phone work.)
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.)
Labels: 1960s, 1970s, fashion, handbag, retro, telephones
Waxing On About Cezanne Blue In Black & White
Professor Fliggins Vampire Pants
Sew, A Needle Pulling Thread
Do You Go Bananas For Pettipants?
Thanks For The Reindeer Sweater
I Love the Smell of Vinyl in the Morning
He Feels Right At Gnome On Your Chest
She'd Like To Have Her Hat & Eat It Too
A Peignoir Fit For Mrs. Kravitz
Man Enough To Wear Mingos
Winter Would Come Too Quickly
Executives Love No-Iron Knit Pants
Mary Tyler Moore Mannequin?
17 "Don'ts" For Men (1890's Style)
From Old Stuff
, May/June, 1975, a publication which proudly boasted "All paper in this copy of OLD STUFF is 100% recycled." Something which was almost equally true of the content printed on the paper, for all the stuff is indeed old articles etc. from antique publications -- save for the obligatory letters to the editor (called "Correspondence") and classified ad section (called "Collectors Market").
Today's selection from Old Stuff
was previously published in an untitled 1899 newspaper. It's advice from an unnamed male "men's fashion consultant" who was concerned with customers "preserving the finer points of sartorial elegance."
Labels: 1970s, antique, ephemera, fashion, vintage magazines
The Case Of The Pirate Fashion Photographer
I'm no Erle Stanley Gardner, or even one of the Brett Hallidays
; but I'm pretty sure it was all the striped ties which caused male fashion photographer Marco to gauge his own eye out.
Labels: 1960s, fashion, humor, pirates, weird
I Get The Raggedy Ann Wig, But...
What's up with those foam shoes?
Found at Flickr
, Woman's Day magazine
, July 1969.
Labels: 1960s, dolls, fashion, vintage magazines, weird
I Can't Hear You; Your Makeup Is Too Loud
Proof That The 1950's Were Nutty
Where else but eBay
would you find this classic New Look sundress -- with a nutty print.
The seller says:
UNBELIEVABLY FABULOUS photo print of NUTS...shelled, and unshelled WALNUTS, and it looks like some shelled almonds are in there too, the 'photo' is black and white, which has been hand-colored in tan, sepia, green and gold with grey 'shadows'....LOVE IT!!!
Labels: 1950s, fashion, kitsch, novelties, nuts, weird
The Nightmare That Is Sandy Mac Underwear
The opposite of how I envision underwear sales, for I neither want sandy undies nor the word "Mac" associated with my butt.
And why would it be cute to see a toddler in his underwear skating on thin ice?
Labels: 1920s, fashion, humor, illustration, Save The Baby, vintage ads, vintage advertising, weird ads
High-Five Friday, February 6, 2009
1 Thanks, Cheetah Velour, for showing us damn funny books at the thrift shoppe
2 We made the 100th edition of Make it from Scratch
. Want to know what for? Well, go see it -- or must I do everything for you?
3 You really should go Jump with Joey
4 Got tee shirts you want to sell, but they hold so many memories...? At re-shirt.net
you list the shirts to sell -- but the stories live on forever.
5 I was going to post this KKK stunt
here, but Deuce of Clubs has spared me all that typing.
Labels: books, fashion, high-five fridays, kitsch, racist
You Could Be "Shirt Changed"
Far Out, Way Out, Or Way-Way Out?
She Can't Believe She's In Reader's Digest Either
Vintage Geek Link Round Up
helps us all declare our Vintage Geek Pride
Speaking of geeks, Michael Duff
made me smile with his comment on the definition of "geek"
The Urban Dictionary defines “geek” as: The people you pick on in high school and wind up working for as an adult.
All this really proves is that the Urban Dictionary is written by geeks.
Past Perfect Vintage gives us history lessons on the inaugural dress of former First Ladies
Cheetah Velour knows her stuff. The proof lies in the stuff she didn't buy
-- and with good reason!
Crafting geeks, I wonder how well you know your pine cones
Labels: collecting, cool, fashion, stuff, vintage
Little Black Sambo Fashions
Baby Midget Velvet Grip Hose Supporter
Reach Out And Touch Someone
You Always Wanted To Blast Her Skirt Off
Playing Doctor: Scrubs & Beyond
I was reading Slip's post about how fashionable scrubs are now
and it got me thinking... Maybe scrubs are the new aprons.
But more than that, I'm thinking hubby needs some scrubs. I'm tired of him ruining all his jeans and shirts with all this projects -- not to mention when we do Science In The Kitchen stuff with the kids. The Landau scrubs lab coats
would be especially cool for that. (He always has reminded me of Beaker the Muppet. ...And then we could play doctor. They're only $20. Such thrills!)
Come to think of it, I wish they made scrubs in kids sizes. Science In The Kitchen gets messy sometimes.
Practicality of scrubs aside, I'm loving the kitschy fun of scrubs. There's the NASCAR scrubs
, a ladybug print
, cheeky monkeys
, candy corn printed scrubs
And yup, Betty Boop
Get yer Cherokee scrub pants
, Landau medical scrubs
, at Scrubs & Beyond.
Labels: cool, fashion, medical
Hoop-Dee-Doo, Time To Tie One On!
Why Christmas Tights Are Important For Little Girls