Sunday, 26 May 2013
Diamonds in the Rough
Some rather wonderful vintage finds I have come across in the last couple of weeks, all acquired for less than ten pounds. Firstly, a beautiful 1950s buttercup yellow dress with floral applique details. (Photo taken pre-wash and iron!) It doesn't fit me so will be listed and added to my Etsy shop as soon as I get my sunny kitchen painted grey so it doubles up as a suitable photography backdrop for my vintage wares.
In the same rag pile I also came across a dead stock midcentury fruit print tablecloth with original tag.
A lovely portrait of a sweet little girl. I couldn't let her end up in a skip at the end of the day.
A handful more rescued memories.
I love the packaging on this intact box of wooden clothes pegs from the sixties. I look forward to one day displaying them on a feature shelf in the kitchen. They were only 50p and the logo on the reverse of the box is brilliant too.
Some fifties and sixties books. A little casual sexism for the coffee table... The 1962 edition of Men Only magazine features a scathing contemporary perspective on the 'Modernist' look that was infiltrating youth culture and fashion:
'The average British youth of 18 can only look ludicrous wearing pale grey or gold pointed shoes some four inches longer than his feet'. Possibly one of my favourite quotes of all time.
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My bicycle looking handsome with its basket on.