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
Hello I'm Retro Dee and Welcome to Collecting 1950's! Every collector knows what ephemera is, but just in case you don't, ephemera are any items made from paper. Many of these items were meant to be looked at for a short period of time and thrown away, such as newspapers, flyers or advertisements. But the… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: 6 Types of Ephemera You Can Collect!
I've been going to the local Forty and Eight Veteran's Flea Market for many years now, but only within the last two years have I been interested in finding vintage items from the Nifty Fifties. These days, you're lucky to find anything vintage at a Flea Market that isn't pure junk. Nobody really wants old… Continue reading Collecting 1950’s: Flea Market Finds!