the big move

From now on, all new blog posts will be posted on my new blog.

So mosey on over to www.ticklemevintageblog.com

xoxo

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big news & pretty pyrex

Hello everyone!
So I recently decided to switch website hosts. I want to have the freedom to advertise and so my new domain will be http://www.ticklemevintageblog.com! It is not set up yet; I want to give everyone some time so that you know where to find me.
If you have any questions at all feel free to email me at ticklemevtg@gmail.com.

And now for the lovely pyrex!!

 

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xo

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blue & yellow

Blue and yellow treasures found via Etsy.

xo

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Vintage 50’s Circle Skirt, Rockabilly, Mod Atomic Geometric Pattern

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Vintage Fabric Cotton Decorator Yellow Blue Stars Stripes Geometric

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 Vintage Metal Canister by NC Colorware – Yellow and Blue Flowers

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French Country yellow and blue light sconce

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Vintage Gerber Baby Cup

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50s inspired yellow blue plaid tie waist shirt dress

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Vintage Floral Pillowcase

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French Yellow Blue Green Floral Kenzie Scarf 

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Vintage Sports Cap

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Cynthia – Gaba Girl

In 1932, artist Lester Gaba created a mannequin known as Cynthia for Saks Fifth Avenue. Cynthia was a 100-pound model and had life-like imperfections like freckles, pigeon toes, and even different sized feet.


Thanks to a spread in LIFE Magazine, she became almost instantly famous.


Cartier and Tiffany sent her jewelry, Lilly Daché designed hats for her, and couturiers sent her their latest fashions, furrieries sent minks.


She was even given a credit card from Saks Fifth Avenue, a box seat subscription to the Metropolitan Opera House and made the cover of Life Magazine.


Cynthia had her own newspaper column, and a successful radio show(Lester’s voice). She went to Hollywood to appear in Artist And Models Abroad with Jack Benny, in 1938 and was photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

She was invited to the royal wedding of Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson in 1937.

After reaching a certain level of fame, gossip columnists actually began to write about Cynthia as if she were a real socialite making the rounds at parties around New York.

When people tried to talk with Cynthia, Baba claimed that she was ‘suffering from a touch of laryngitis’.

She was so realistic looking that in these photos she just looks like a classy little lady.

Cynthia got tons of fan mail.

She became one of the most recognized faces in fashion.

She was absolutely incredibly made.

Lester and Cynthia out for an evening.

I bet she got along with everyone she met ;-)

‘Cynthia met her demise when she slipped from a chair in a beauty salon and shattered. The press reported her death, and Gaba appeared distraught, but eventually reconstructed her. In December 1942, Gaba was inducted into the army. Cynthia retired, and it wasn’t until 1953 that she came back to the public in a TV show, but the magic was over’

What an amazing story of Lester and Cynthia and the world’s reaction to it all. Bizarre but wonderful in its way.

Read more: http://life.time.com/curiosities/cynthia-world-famous-mannequin/#ixzz1qFK1FON9

XOXO

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living room inspiration – 60s/70s

The 60s and 70s crazy wallpaper, wood paneled walls, home decor, simple furniture, funky patterns, shag carpet, and futuristic lamps and chairs always get me!  I adore 1960s/1970s living rooms. The bright colors and crazy patterns along with the simplicity in the styles of furniture.

funky wallpaper patterns

simplistic furniture

beautiful bright colors!

wood paneled walls

futuristic chairs

shag carpet

chartreuse

bold pieces

earthy tones

funky patterns

futuristic lamp

I love that wall

simple simple

and now for my very favorite wall that I now want in my own home…

Now isn’ that just awesome?!

What era inspires your dream living room?

XO

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Fast Times

Fast Times at Ridgemont High‘ is a movie about ”a group of California teenagers who enjoy malls, sex and rock n’ roll”; starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Judge Reinhold. It’s a funny light hearted movie. Here is a little taste.

“What Jefferson was saying was, Hey! You know, we left this England place ’cause it was bogus; so if we don’t get some cool rules ourselves – pronto – we’ll just be bogus too! Get it?”

I want a relationship. I want romance.

“In Ridgemont? We can’t even get cable TV here, Stacy, and you want romance.”

“Mr. Spicoli has been nice enough to offer us some pizza. Be my guest. Get a Good one.”

“First of all Rat, you never let on how much you like a girl. “Oh, Debbie. Hi.” Two, you always call the shots. “Kiss me. You won’t regret it.” Now three, act like wherever you are, that’s the place to be. “Isn’t this great?” Four, when ordering food, you find out what she wants, then order for the both of you. It’s a classy move. “Now, the lady will have the linguini and white clam sauce, and a Coke with no ice.” And five, now this is the most important, Rat. When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV.”

“What is this fascination with truancy? What is it that gets inside of your heads? There are some teachers at this school who look the other way at truants. It’s a little game you both play. They pretend they don’t see you, and you pretend you don’t ditch! Now, in the end, who pays the price? YOU! “

“People on ‘ludes should not drive!”

“Look Rat, it’s like riding a bike. Fall off; you’re right back on. Mess up a date, do it again.”

XO

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JAMES DEAN

We all love James Dean.  Jimmy is everything a man should be.  <3

“Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.”

“But you can’t show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You’ve got to show what it’s really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds.”

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.”

“Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that’s all you have.”

“The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.”

“When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn’t acting. It’s following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.”

“There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning.”

“Only the gentle are ever really strong.”

“A fellow must have confidence.”

“Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated. You must say, “Wait. Let me see.” And above all, you must be honest with yourself.”

“My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society.”

“I’ve got a lot of growing up to do yet. I’ve got to be given time to master the art of handling Hollywood—to learn what to say and what not to say.”

“I think the prime reason for living in this world is discovery.”

“I hate anything that limits progress and growth.”

“I’m playing the damn bongos and the world can go to hell.”

Gosh, I love him.

XOXO

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Back to Blogging

Hello vintage lovers and friends <3

As some of you may know, Tickle Me Vintage used to be “Fashion Revisited” shop and blog.  Since the transition I haven’t started a new blog or continued on the old one.  However, I seriously miss blogging my vintage passions.

I want this blog to be a place to come to for everything from shop previews, vintage styling, my favorite tunes (old and current), fashion icons of the past, giveaways, and whatever else becomes of it.  Don’t hesitate to give me input or ideas.  You can email me at ticklemevtg@gmail.com if there’s a topic you’d like to see me touch on.

XO

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