Collecting 1950s, Fifties Fashion & Beauty

Collecting 1950’s: How to Identify 50’s Costume Jewelry

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

Fifties Fashion & Beauty

Happy Days: 50’s Fun and Fashion Fails

Part of what got me interested in the 1950's era, was watching all those re-runs of the hit ABC TV series "Happy Days". "Happy Days" originally began in the 1970's and ran from 1974 to 1984. (Of course when I was watching it, it was way after its original run and in syndicate) As most… Continue reading Happy Days: 50’s Fun and Fashion Fails