Hi folks, this is Retro Dee wishing y'all a very happy and safe summer. No matter what you do this summer, take time to take a trip to the past and have a glimpse at what summer was like during better times. Last year, I wrote three posts about Summer in the 1950's. This summer… Continue reading Retro Dee Presents: 1950’s Summertime Links
Hello folks! It’s Retro Dee and I’m here with another swell listicle to make your vintage-living life easier! The 1950's were a time where there was a place for everything and everything in it's place. Women's accessories were no exception. In fact, they were quite important! So today for you I have... 7 Accessories from… Continue reading 7 Accessories from the 1950’s (No Gal Should Be Without!)
Hi folks and Welcome to another Retro Dee Reveals! This very special post is going to reveal my votes for The Grooveyard 2021 Summer Song Survey! Due to unprecedented circumstances, there was no Summer Song Survey in 2020. So join me as I Welcome the survey back with splish-splashin', sun-sizzlin’, crowd-cheerin', easy breezy fanfaring fun… Continue reading Retro Dee’s Picks For The 2021 Summer Song Survey!
Hello, folks. I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to “Searchin’ For The 50’s!” I was inspired to do this segment when I was reviewing some of the things people were searching for that sent them to my blog. While some of the search terms sent them to a post with the exact information they were seeking,… Continue reading Searchin’ For the 50’s: Dickman’s Horsefat Spread
Hi everybody. Today we remember a teenager - possibly the most talented teen to ever exist. His name was Richard Steven Valenzuela... known professionally as Ritchie Valens. Ritchie Valens was born in Pacoima, CA on May 13, 1941. After a short, but wildly successful career in music, Ritchie tragically perished in Clear Lake Iowa on… Continue reading Three for Ritchie V.
Hi folks and welcome to another edition of Musical Misconceptions. I'm Retro Dee and in this edition we'll be talking about one of the best songs ever written: "Crying Waiting Hoping" by Buddy Holly. There's an old adage that says, "If you don't know where to begin, start at the beginning." So I will. I'll… Continue reading Musical Misconceptions: Crying Waiting Hoping
Hi everyone, I’m Retro Dee and Welcome to Doing Your Makeup Vintage! Like all eras, the 1950's had a specific trend going in makeup. The red lips and wing-lined eyes might be what is remembered most from that time, but what about blush? ca. 1950's Elizabeth Arden advertisement. Women in the 50's loved blush, however… Continue reading Doing Your Makeup Vintage: Blush Like The Rosy 50’s