Sunday

October 20, 1949 - Why Are Post Earrings So Hard To Find?

The title says it all.  I am always on the lookout to expand my collection of vintage jewelery but I have to say that finding earrings is a huge problem.  I have maybe 10 pairs of authentic vintage earrings and about 2 dozen newer ones that can pass as vintage.  Whenever I see a pair that I really love it quickly turns out to be clip on.  I know that a sizable portion of women even back then had pierced ears.  My grandmother was a late adapter to everything and even she had her ears pierced.  I just don't understand why this is so difficult.  Now, I know that technically a woman with pierced ears can wear clip earrings, however, for any woman that is like me and has tried this, it leaves your pierced holes feeling swollen and sore.
These are a few of the really pretty earrings that I had to pass up because of them being clip-on.

I love the look of all of these.  I have even thought from time to time to buy a few and try to break off the clip and hot glue on some posts.  I stay away from doing that because the thought is always around in the back of my mind that these pieces have survived for around 60 years without being damaged and here I am ripping them apart.  On the other hand at least they would be getting used again.  Oh, I don't know what to do.

Till Later!
Andrea

Tuesday

October 15, 1949 - Goodmorning All Of You Lovely People!

It really is a lovely morning, the hubby is off from work today and we are going to the old antiques mall today.  I am very excited because we are going to be not only getting things for ourselves but also getting Christmas presents for one another.
I know that everyone is going to groan about Christmas being talked about already, but hey it's coming up fast and what is better, to have it financially all hit you at once or to go slow over several months and build up the stack your getting your spouse.  We don't have any children so we try to get each other quite a few things every year.  Give or take a $300 spending limit.  Then we make plans to do up every weekend like it's something very special for the entire month of December.
We are also going to travel all over the mall that the antiques store is in and I am just dying to get a bottle of strawberry wine from BC Winery.  They make the best fruit wine that I have ever had in my life.  You wouldn't like it, if you didn't like sweet but I do and it is amazing.  They have a few flavors that are delicious but the strawberry is the best.
I will be off in just a little while to go get dressed in my shopping best to explore the stores of Frackville.  I'll let you know about the treasures that I find tomorrow or Thursday.

Till Later!
Andrea

October 8, 1949 - A Few Advertisements

I thought that it would be nice to share with you a couple of the advertisements that were in my local 1949 newspaper today.

 For starters I love the bottom pair of shoes.  I have never been great in heels but if I want to wear vintage 24/7 I suppose sacrifices have to be made.
A dress store that was once open and they had at least two very pretty designs.
Lastly what woman wouldn't want a fur coat.  I love faux fur, not really crazy about the real thing. Don't get me wrong I'm no crazy PETA nut but I don't believe in killing things for vanities sake.

Monday

Daily Pattern

 A little girls pattern for today.  I like the embellishments and I have to wonder, did they perm a little girls hair back then if it wasn't curly.  I know that most women did.
I actually have an embroidery pattern that looks very much like the center one.  I haven't gotten around to making it at all but I think after Christmas when I get new towels I will be doing a his and hers or a mr and mrs set.

Thursday

October 3, 1949 - Dinner Recipe and Just a Great Day

I was looking through one of my old magazines this morning and found a recipe that seemed so wonderfully simple that I had to try it.
The only thing that I left out was the tomatoes and that is only because I didn't have any in the house.  However, it came out beautifully.  We both enjoyed dinner very much.
This was the first day that I was back in the full swing of things in a very long time.  I spent the day cleaning and cooking, planning (thursday is always planning day) and planning the wardrobe for the future.
I have been on my reducing plan again as well for three days.  Including the two weeks I was on it before vacation I have lost a total of 10 pounds.  I still have a long way to go, but I feel as though I am moving in the right direction for my truly vintage wardrobe. 
I have work at the market tomorrow so I am going to relax with the paper for another hour or so and then head off to slumberland. Good night.

Till Later!
Andrea

Daily Pattern

I like simple skirts, when you are just spending the day around the house, who wants to spend it in a complicated dress.  This and a cotton top and possibly a cardigan would be perfect.

Tuesday

Greetings to the Fall Season

Hubby and I have been working very hard to get the house all decorated for the fall season.  I have a lot of decorations, vintage and not for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving.  We have put up the fall and Halloween and the house looks absolutely lovely.  Pictures of all of this will follow shortly, and I will put up a more proper post.
Everything has been so busy lately that I simply haven't had the time, but that is going to change.  I am going to make it a point to change things boyj more authentically and for the better.

Daily Pattern

 Sweet dress, looks like it's a juniors style but still would love it in red or green to go pumpkin picking.
I'm always a sucker for embroidery!