Vintage Fashion: Collecting & Wearing Designer Classics

Vintage Fashion: Collecting & Wearing Designer Classics

A visual journey through the fashion of the decades, Vintage Fashion enables the reader to identify key designers, shapes, textiles, stitching, and other details and characteristics that define the most influential pieces of the twentieth century. Each chapter begins with a historical introduction to the era, offering an overview of the designers of the time and their key influences. The chapter then develops along themes - such as textile, print, stitching, shape and cut, fabric technology and manufacture as well as colour - according to the most groundbreaking developments of the time and noting the special details and characteristics that mark a piece as authentic. Each decade ends with a 'key looks' spread showing an at-a-glance view of the important shapes, colours and looks that defined the era. The book concludes with a shopping guide, which offers pointers on sourcing and caring for original vintage pieces, along with a glossary of fashion terms and the century's most collectab
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French Flair: Modern Vintage Interiors

French Flair: Modern Vintage Interiors

While modern design often neglects cultural and artistic heritage in favor of minimalism, Siraudeau demonstrates that it isn’t necessary to forgo tradition to create a fashionable home. With his eye for idiosyncratic details, Siraudeau has an exceptional flair for finding homes characterized with vintage style, where antique objects invoke nostalgia and time-tested quality. French writer and musician Boris Vian declared, “Any object can be an objet d’art once put in a frame,” and that innovative spirit shines through in the one hundred properties featured here. From 1960s mannequins to antique books to a salvaged Parisian streetlamp, any kind of paraphernalia can define and enrich the personality of a home by giving it a history. Styles and periods don’t need to match because French design is about integrating the unexpected alongside unconventional details to make a modern home unique.The reader is guided through some of the most remarkable locations in France, each aboundin
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Vintage Radios (Crowood Collectors’)

Vintage Radios (Crowood Collectors

Since the 1920s, the radio set has been an important part of most people's lives. In the thirties and forties, the wireless was an important piece of furniture and a potent symbol of status; beautifully made floor-standing and table-top sets in veneered wood and trendy bakelite became the focal points of living rooms up and down the land. After the war, the emphasis began to change towards portability, and the change from valves to transistors in the 1960s changed the radio into a more useful, but far less interesting object.
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Ladies’ Vintage Accessories: Identification & Value Guide

Ladies

Featured are hats, purses, hankies, gloves, fans, parasols, hosiery, shoes, aprons, and capes. This book is a compelling photo study of the styles for each era - Victorian, Edwardian, Roaring Twenties, Depression, WWII, Fabulous Fifties, and Modern - and identification and value guide for collectors of vintage fashion. 2003 values. REVIEW: This book covers the accessories that women have used over the past 150 years, some pieces dating back even earlier to 1820, like a parasol from the Jackson-Decatur debates. A glimpse into the closets and trunks of the author, a private collector for over 30 years, reveals many parts of ensembles of ladies from the past.
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Found, Free, and Flea: Creating Collections from Vintage Treasures

Found, Free, and Flea: Creating Collections from Vintage Treasures

Grandma’s rusty teakettle, old fishing lures, a broken antique camera from the attic—these are your foundation pieces for building authentic collections on the cheap.When Tereasa Surratt’s husband convinced her that they should buy a derelict summer camp in Wisconsin, they had no idea the treasure trove they’d inherit with the property. While renovating the decrepit cabins at Camp Wandawega, they kept stumbling upon curious objects, some dating back ninety years or more: a Boy Scout patch, an old sled, a pristine set of Fiesta Ware, dozens of midcentury aprons, an untouched box of board games in their original packaging. Tereasa knew the power that one mundane object has when grouped with its siblings. So rather than discard everything, she set out on a five-year expedition to turn the more than 150 found items into full-fledged collections. Relying on her own thriftiness, she only acquired pieces for free or at a bargain price: items that she found, negotiated for
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Collecting Vintage Children’s Greeting Cards (Identification & Values (Collector Books))

Collecting Vintage Children

This book will take you on a trip down memory lane. Remember those cards your mother saved when you were born? Collecting Vintage Childrens Greeting Cards begins with those first baby cards and takes you from first birthdays to the teenage years. There are chapters on Christmas with Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph. Youll find cartoon characters, cowboys & Indians, dogs, cats, wild animals, and fairy tale and nursery rhyme cards, including boxed sets. There are cards by artists Charlot Byj, Marjorie Cooper, Angela, Mabel Lucie Attwell, and others. The book covers cards from the 1930s through the 1960s, with the main focus on the 40s and 50s. Included for each card is information on size, date, series, name of card, and current collector value. There are tips on where to find cards, what to look for, and how to care for your collection.
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Egg Money Quilts: 1930’s Vintage Samplers

Egg Money Quilts:  1930

Before the 1940's, most eggs were produced on rural farms with small flocks that scratched their way around the barnyard. The farmer's wife was usually responsible for caring for her chickens and the money received from the sale of the eggs was hers. Surely, some fabric was purchased with this precious fund and from that came the quilt patterns uniquely associated with the Depression years of the 1930's. During a time of hardship in America, there were still many things for which to be thankful. Life was simple, people neighborly, and quilts not only useful but also an extraordinary expression of imagination. Journey back to the times when milk was 14 cents a quart and bread 9 cents a loaf.With over a year in planning, testing and writing, Quilt in a Day is delighted to announce Egg Money Quilts-A 1930's Vintage Sampler. Egg Money Quilts is not only a collection of twelve vintage quilt block patterns with two layouts, but also a treasury of extra projects created from the blocks. Join
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Vintage Craft Workshop: Fresh Takes on Twenty-Four Classic Projects from the ’60s and ’70s

Vintage Craft Workshop: Fresh Takes on Twenty-Four Classic Projects from the

Macramé, appliqué, decoupagé, and more! Cathy Callahan, founder of the popular blog Cathy of California, brings a fresh look to crafts from the '60s and '70s in Vintage Craft Workshop. With an eye toward style, not kitsch, superstar contributors including Diane Gilleland, Jill Bliss, and Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith offer their unique interpretations on 24 vintage projects. Brimming with inspiration shots straight from Callahan's vintage craft books, color photographs of the finished projects, profiles of the original crafters, and tidbits about this unforgettable era, this spirited book makes vintage crafts perfectly stylish for today. Plus, it's easy to get started with step-by-step instructions, how-to illustrations, perforated template pages, and a handy back pocket. Papiermâché never looked so good!
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The Vintage Fashion Bible: The Complete Guide to Buying and Styling Vintage Fashion from the 1920s to 1990s

The Vintage Fashion Bible: The Complete Guide to Buying and Styling Vintage Fashion from the 1920s to 1990s

The Vintage Fashion Bible is the go-to resource for all dedicated followers of vintage fashion. Written by the vintage fashion expert and Red or Dead co-founder, Wayne Hemingway,it is the only complete chronological look at 20th century fashion for men and women, as well as a practical guide to buying, styling and restoring vintage clothing.The book looks into the development of fashion from the 1920s to the 1990s, using clothing catalogues, film posters, magazine articles and other contemporary advertising to create a fully authentic feel for each decade plus through original visuals shows how fashion evolved. Each decade includes an introduction to the period, social influences on fashion, key designers and style icons of the day (think Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean...).Over 500 previously unpublished images sourced from Wayne's Land of Lost Content picture library, a unique collection of material covering 8 decades of fashion will also be featured.The "Get the Look" feature r
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