Here's what I've been working on today at Daisy Fairbanks Vintage headquarters - a parade of novelty hankies, coming soon to Etsy. A few by Tammis Keefe: Some with a horse theme: Some lovely ladies: Travel souvenirs: A couple by Pat Prichard: Randomly lovely: Ever wonder about...

coworkers those same boxed valentines we all got as kids, and making or buying little treats for that special someone! (Confession: I never liked to actually EAT those chalky convo hearts.) Several years ago, my friend was clearing out his massive collection of ephemera and asked me if I'd...

Which is why the story of Ellen Terry's Lady MacBeth Costume is so remarkable. Covered in natural, shimmering beetle wing sequins, and famously immortalized by John Singer Sergeant, the dress is more than 120 years old, and has found a new life. Read more about it in the Daily Mail...

about special "valentines menus" at chain restaurants, I'm just has happy to bake my morning eggs into a heart shape and watch something slushy on DVD. The other thing I love about Valentines Day is an excuse to wear red and buy clothing decorated with hearts. Novelty prints were hugely...

all, what's Valentine's day without ads). What Shall I Wear? (McCalls 1965) Vintage Barbie Fashion Magazine (1969) "Like music from my transistor, I can't resist you!" "Wooden shoe like to be my Valentine?" (1950s Mouseketeer Card) Party On The Saturday Evening Post...

I'm thinking of making something for the husband and found these vintage Valentine's images adorable (though I'd likely enjoy them more than him!) Otherwise, this weekend I am... ...throwing a Lunar New Year bbq! We'll be making dumplings , jap chae (Korean stir fried noodles), and grilling...

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Compared to the chic feminine standards of the time, her flamboyant outfits and self-effacing humor were hilariously shocking. But unlike those who followed, and certainly unlike comedians of today, her put-downs were only directed toward herself (and her fictional husband "Fang.") She...

If you're an average shoe size like me, you probably have a hard time finding vintage shoes. Were people really so much smaller then? So it's rare to come across a colletion of shoes as nice as the ones we managed to find. All in modern size 8, we've just listed 5 pair of beauties from the...

some of the leading vintage jewellery suppliers. 1stdibs online and SJ Phillipson Bond Street are my favourite go-to-places but I am not one to pass up the opportunity to have a rummage in a charity or thrift store or visit an antique market wherever I am in the world. So I thought I would...

 

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