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How to add some colour to your vintage wardrobe

Now that spring has possibly sprung I'm thinking about one of the reasons why I love vintage clothes – colour! Through the depths of winter and grey days all you see around you is people dressed in dull...
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How to build your own vintage crockery collection

Landgirl1980: There are many things that I love about vintage. From the hair, make up, clothes. The music, the people you meet and the friends you make. Although I have been living my life in an outwardly...
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What can we learn from the Home Front kitchen?

Landgirl1980: Winter seems to be going on a bit in the Northern Hemisphere, doesn't it? Although the snowdrops are looking mighty fine and the daffs are on their way, the flurries of snow and brr-some wind...
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Collecting 1920s jewellery

The Vintage Dancer: For Christmas I asked for and received a free standing jewelry armoire. You may think that that means I have a lot of vintage jewelry, but I actually have very little. Jewelry is...
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How to be a thrift shop queen

Princess Pin Curls: I am a Thrift Shop Queen, not a princess, a queen. I find great mid-century pieces for very good prices all the time. You too can become a thrifty queen, you just need to know where to...
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Fifties novelty prints

Advantage in Vintage: When I first got into wearing vintage many many moons ago one of the factors that most appealed to me was prints. In my humble opinion the novelty prints in the Fifties were amongst...
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Once a war-time duty, still a great skill: knitting

Landgirl1980: With this new year of ours, I have reaffirmed my need to learn a new skill. I adore embroidery but crafts with wool have been out of my reach for some time. I curse myself for not choosing...
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Victorian Marcasite jewellery

Landgirl1980: Although I dress in a Forties inspired way, I have a deep love of Victorian and Edwardian fashion too. Perhaps this stems from being obsessed with period drama -  the corsets, long skirts,...
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History of Men’s Ties

During the Teens and most of the Twenties men’s neckwear came in such a varieties of colors, shapes and styles that I would call it the best era of men’s ties. The bowtie was very popular for day wear with...
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Get ahead – Get a hat!

The Fabulous Miss K: I love this time of year for the one reason only -  with the cold nip in the air and the fact that I have naturally curly hair which goes into frizz every time I walk out the front...