Hello everyone and Welcome to another installment of "Collecting 1950's" I'm Retro Dee and today we'll be taking a look at an item that was considered essential for both women AND men in the 1950's: the handkerchief! His and hers "F" monogrammed hankies The handkerchief, or "hanky", has been around forever, far before the 1950's.… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: Handkerchiefs!
Hello, everyone and Welcome to Collecting 1950's where we'll be having a look at some of the wonderful items that you can collect from The Best Era Ever! In this post we'll have a look at one of my favorite items: compacts! When we talk about compacts for a lady, we're talking about makeup. There… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: Makeup Compacts!
Hi folks, it's Retro Dee and Collecting 1950's! Board games are always a fun way to spend a night in with the family. Even today, when video game systems, i-pads and smart phones have taken over the world, nothing is quite like the family fun interaction of a good ole fashioned board game. Many classics… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: Vintage Board Games
Hi I’m Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of Collecting 1950’s! Today we showcase a simple, classic toy, which to this day remains a decent source of entertainment: The Yo-yo! Yo-yos have been around forever, possibly since BC. They first became popular in the United States in the late 1920s, so they were… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: Yo-yos!
Hello folks! It's Retro Dee and I know we just recently did a Collecting post, but for Buddy Holly month, I'd like to do another, featuring items in my personal collection that were inspired by him. "Inspired" is the operative word. I'm not your conventional Buddy Holly fan, and I don't collect a lot of… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: Inspired By Buddy
Hi folks, I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of Collecting 1950's! In this edition, we'll be talking about an item that is highly associated with the 1950's era: The Pennant! Pennants have been around since the turn of the Century, so they were hardly new in the 1950's. However with the… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: Pennants!
Hello, I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to another edition of Collecting 1950's! The 50's was a fun decade, and the jewelry from that time reflects this. Unlike the crystal clear rhinestones of the 1940's which mimicked real jewels, costume jewelry in the 50's was more about kitschy. There were brightly colored plastics, faux pearls, petite… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: How to Identify 50’s Costume Jewelry