accessories, Collectables, Fashion, handbags, Information, Lifestyle, pinup, rockabilly, vintage, woman

A Little Lucite Luxury

The ultimate 1950s handbag was the lucite handbag. Though unpractical, due to its size and shape and often translucent exterior, it was produced in a wide range of colours and styles and was exquisite in its structure. When it was first produced it was expensive and only available for the elite, until cheaper versions were… Continue reading A Little Lucite Luxury

Beauty, Information, Lifestyle, perfume, vintage

The Past Has Never Smelt So Sweet

Perfume or parfum is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds creating an agreeable scent. Perfume makers have been recorded throughout history as far back as BC times. We all have our own signature perfumes and they may have changed over time. "Leave a little sparkle wherever you go" - Kate Spade You… Continue reading The Past Has Never Smelt So Sweet

Lifestyle, rockabilly, vintage

Swinging the Night Away

I had a wonderful time attempting to learn beginners Rock' n'Roll dance before we went into lockdown, with my daughter. We absolutely loved it! It was really the best fun. My daughter and I after our first dance lesson We attended Swingtime Dance School and we learnt so much. They were excellent teachers and cared… Continue reading Swinging the Night Away

Collectables, Decor, Fashion, historical, Information, Lifestyle, market, vintage

Treasure Trove

One of my favourite places to shop is Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre. It can be found at 17 Bourke Road in Alexandria NSW. Wow 😳 what a fascinating place!! Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre is a large warehouse full of different stalls of traders, hobbyists, collectors, stylists and dealers. You can spend… Continue reading Treasure Trove

Collectables, Decor, Fashion, historical, Holiday, Information, Lifestyle, vintage

It’s Extraordinaire…..It’s The Sydney Fair!

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the Sydney Fair. It is Sydney’s largest antique fair. It was full of art deco, vintage and 20th century pieces for sale from over 50 dealers. It was held at Randwick Racecourse in the Kensington Room. Standing alongside some of the fashion There were… Continue reading It’s Extraordinaire…..It’s The Sydney Fair!

Beauty, Collectables, Hair, historical, Information, vintage

This Blows My Mind ……

https://www.instyle.com/hair/history-hair-dryer?crlt.pid=camp.1cWzgieTX7P2#903006 Hairdryers are important... they play an essential role in a good haircut. A hairdryer takes the moisture out of your hair and creates a natural body and shape to your hairstyle. It is essential to own a good hairdryer in order to create less frizz and a good all-over style. A good hairdryer will… Continue reading This Blows My Mind ……

Fashion, historical, icon, Information, vintage, woman

O! How Stylish

Jackie Kennedy Onassis was one of the most stylish ladies and renowned for being at the forefront of fashion. Her style was copied by women around the world and still is today. She has remained an influential figure in the fashion industry. Her famous styles and renowned look is known as the Jackie O look.… Continue reading O! How Stylish

Fashion, Information, vintage

Back to Basics: Your Guide for Channelling the 1950’s

In order to achieve the perfect 1950s fashion look, you need to know and understand the fashion trends of the era. I have done some research over time and here is what I have found are the key pieces: Swing dresses Petticoats for fullness Slim sheath dresses I hope this has helped you gain more… Continue reading Back to Basics: Your Guide for Channelling the 1950’s

historical, Information, Lifestyle, love, Music, vintage

Woodstock 1969

Three days of Peace and Music An advertisement for Woodstock 1969 https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcROk6VdMo94_I8MdK3zKAN0rJQhDxcTQ-VR5RQjCYq_nP0KWyCw On the 50th anniversary of Woodstock it seemed only fitting to write about it... I have been watching so many documentaries and interviews recently of stories from people that attended! Woodstock was held at a dairy farm in the town of Bethel, New… Continue reading Woodstock 1969

Craft, ideas, Information, vintage

DIY Retro Oven Mitt and Hot Pad

If you have been wanting to replace your old oven mitt and hot pad then why not make your own! I am going to help you through an easy step by step guide to making an oven mitt and hot pad in your favourite retro fabric to suit your retro kitchen. It is an easy… Continue reading DIY Retro Oven Mitt and Hot Pad