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!
Hi folks and Welcome to another new segment of Retro Dee's Guide to the Best Era Ever. I call this one "Slogans From The 50's You'd Never Hear Now". The 1950's were a very different time, and that gets more and more obvious each day as we struggle forth in the 21st Century. Life back… Continue reading Slogans From The 50’s You’d Never Hear Now: Episode I
Hi everyone! It's Retro Dee and in this post I'll reveal another secret about how I make the 1950's a retro part of my daily life! Pinterest is a FANTASTIC resource for vintage-retro lovers such as myself. There's seemingly no limit to the pins of all the great old ads from the 50's. There are… Continue reading Pinterest: A Retro Lover’s Secret Love Affair
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 there everyone, I’m Retro Dee and Welcome to Doing Your Makeup Vintage! Last time, I showcased 9 lipsticks being offered on the current market which replicate the bright, bold, red-colored lips that were so popular in the 1950’s. Today I have 9 MORE red lipsticks to show you that I have added to my… Continue reading Doing Your Makeup Vintage: 9 MORE Retro Inspired Red Lipsticks!
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 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!