1950s Radios

Hello friends! Just wanted to share some lovely radios that are out there on Etsy.
Enjoy!

Turquoise Zenith Clock Radio

Converted Tube Radio

Peachy Clock Tube Radio

Motorola Transistor Radio

Philco Twin Speaker Table Top Tube Radio

Arvin Tube Radio

Motorola Radio Collectible

AM Tube Radio

Bulova Bakelite Tube Radio

50s Aqua Radio

Mallory Television Channel Tuner

Zenith Clock Radio

Clock Radio Converted MP3 Player

They are all so cute!!

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beatnik style

One of my favorite fashion cultures of all time is the 50s / early 60s ‘beatnik‘ era.

Here is an exerpt from wikipedia explaining the Beatnik stereotype:

“Beat Generation” sold books, sold black turtleneck sweaters and bongos, berets and dark glasses, sold a way of life that seemed like dangerous fun—thus to be either condemned or imitated. Suburban couples could have beatnik parties on Saturday nights and drink too much and fondle each other’s wives.

Striped shirts, over sized sweaters, cowl neck tops, skinny jeans, clam diggers, pencil skirts, stirrup slacks, thick/dark glasses, berets, loafers and lots and lots of black were beatnik fashion staples. What’s not to love about that? There was so much more to the beatnik culture than just fashion. It was a literary movement. Poetry slams and espresso and photography and cigarettes and eastern religious views were all big parts of the beatnik lifestyle.

Here are some fashion icons that rocked the beatnik look and/or lifestyle.

Anthony Quinn & Anna Karina

Audrey Hepburn

James Dean

Marilyn Monroe

Allen Ginsberg

Twiggy

Peter Sellers

Edie Sedqwick

Andy Warhol

The Who

Patti Smith

Bob Dylan

I dig the beatnik style. You dig?

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pillow talk

Pillow Talk” is a 1959 romantic comedy starring Doris Day (Jan Morrow) and Rock Hudson (Brad Allen). These two neighbors share a party line and argue over phone usage (Hudson plays a ladies man who is constantly chatting women up on the phone). Things get crazy when Brad disguises his voice and pretends to be “Rex from Texas” to get to know Jan. It’s a must-see movie but here’s a peek.

“Would you please get off this line!”

“Wonder how it would be to have someone to pillow talk with me? “

Julia Meade plays one of women Brad dates

Jan Well, what am I missing?
Alma (Thelma Ritter) – If you have to ask, you’re missing it!

Brad’s friend and Jan’s client Jonathan (Tony Randall) intervenes.

 

Brad – Are you getting out of that bed, or am I coming in after you?
Jan – You wouldn’t dare!

Gosh, I just love Doris Day!

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peter pan collar

One of my favorite styles is the peter pan collar!

vintage <3 blouse

mod striped drop waist twiggy dress

80s satin peter pan collar puff sleeve midi dress

40s/50s brown & tan reversible capelet & shirt

sweetheart dress

mod pink lace mini

80s floral crop top

60s scooter dress

60s long sleeve mini dress

60s mod mini

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Bette Davis

Today I post about the lovely Bette Davis. She played her first role in 1931 and her last in 1989. That’s 58 years of acting. What a brilliant and talented woman. Let’s celebrate her today!

“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”

“I will never be below the title.”

“I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.”

“Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.”

“I am just too much.”

“There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.”

“Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.”

 “I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.”

“I’ve no time for broads who want to rule the world alone. Without men, who’d do up the zipper on the back of your dress?”

“I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.”

“Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.”

“The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”

“I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.”

“It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.”

She’s a feisty one.

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peach & sea foam green

Cute Tropical 1950s Mini Day Dress with Circle Skirt Garden Party Floral Print Pastel Peach and Green Seafoam

Lovely Peach Popcorn Handtufted Vintage Chenille Bedspread Fabric

Vintage Glass Bonsai Tree – Azalea Blossoms

Seafoam Green Books Instant Library Collection

Vintage Enamel Flower Brooch

Pinup Girl Tail Combs / Brushes

Vintage Handmade Crochet Half Apron

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50s kitchen inspiration

There’s just something about a 1950s kitchen that makes me eyes smile.

I love the colorful pastel appliance fad and hope to one day have my very own 1950s inspired kitchen.

I love the shapes of the appliances. Rounded at the edges, some almost bubble-like.

I love the checkered floors and swinging doors between the kitchen and dining area.

Here we have some 50s and 50s inspired kitchens…

thanks for reading!

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