The greatest Great Gatsby book covers

Friday, May 10, 2013

There have been some terrible book cover designs of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby over the years. And there have been some great ones.

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Wear your favourite decade with vintage scents

Monday, April 1, 2013
Extract of Limes

Penhaligon’s is one of the UK’s best and longest-running perfumers. If you have been wishing and hoping to find some authentic vintage scents, let’s go time-travelling to pick…

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Get the look: best vintage-style 1920s flapper shoes

Friday, March 22, 2013
1920s style shoe

I’m in shopping mode today. I need some authentic-looking 1920s flapper shoes, something I can do the Charleston in for an hour or so and still ankle home…

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Best vintage Wizard of Oz gifts

Friday, March 15, 2013
Wizard of Oz

Oz: the Great and Powerful may be attracting new audiences and fans of the original Wizard of Oz tale. While it offers an imaginative insight into what could…

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something for the weekend: a bookish laptop case

Friday, March 8, 2013

I love books. I love my laptop. I love reading. Whether it’s on a book or laptop or ipad, it all equates to reading. But if you love…

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something for the weekend : Harris Tweed

Friday, February 22, 2013

A little something for the weekend. Some lovely links that I have found on my travels around the internet. These are all related to Harris Tweed.

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Best vintage-style notebook

Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Best vintage Christmas films

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

  As movies, life and Christmas got more commercial in the 1940s and 50s, the essence of a Christmas movie became all about the true meaning of Christmas…

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Best vintage iPhone accessory: 1950s-style handset

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I know I shouldn’t, but I do. I really want one of these.

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Best vintage: 1930s art deco telephone

Monday, July 16, 2012
bakelite telephone

Manufactured in 1934-5, by Seimens, for the GPO in the UK. This classic Tele 162 table-top 200-series (1929-1959) Bakelite vintage telephone has all original features and has been…

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Best vintage dress: 1960s cherry red dress

Friday, June 29, 2012

Etsy is great for vintage dress lovers. Although prices can vary, you usually get what you pay for as they say. This early 1960s cherry red dress is…

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Best vintage dress: 1950s red pencil dress

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A series of regular posts in which I find the vintage dress of my day-dreams whilst researching my favourite vintage and fashion history topics. Being a fortysomething myself,…

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Best vintage-style shoes: 1930s two-tone lace-ups

Monday, June 18, 2012

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Best vintage-style dress: 1950s floral dress with cap sleeves

Thursday, June 14, 2012

This retro-vintage style 1950s cap sleeved cotton floral dress from Tiger Milly is classic style in every sense. We have so many features packed into a simple clean…

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