A 1953 Queen Elizabeth Coronation Souvenir

Queen Elizabeth photographed by Baron just before Coronation

This June marks the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation and I thought I’d share one of my recent favourite finds. Yep! That’s right. Another 1950s Royal souvenir to add to my collection! It’s filled with photographs of The Queen during her Coronation (taken by Baron and other official Royal photographers) along with details about […]

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Colour Right. Dress Right. Your Total 1980s Look.

1980s Colour Right • Dress Right. The Total Look.

Fashions may change but one thing that’s been consistent across most decades is dressing by colour. Or, as Bridget Jones’ mother would say ‘getting your colours done’! I’ve never taken much time to ‘get my colours done’ but I do love a bit of colour theory and this book from the 1980s provides some great […]

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Your (1970s) Beautyscope

Your (1970s) Beautyscope: Leo and Virgo

Growing up, I always loved reading the horoscopes in my mother’s copy of ‘The Australian Women’s Weekly’ (AWW). Horoscopes always provided a bit of fun, mystique and sometimes… even a little insight into the possible love match of my latest celebrity crush. Which at the time, varied from Corey Haim, Simon Baker and Donnie from […]

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1960s Holidays in Britain

1966/7 'Travel to Britain' guide

Happy 2013 friends! Are you ready for the new year or are you still in holiday-mode? I am a little… One of my close friends just moved to London and while I’m sad he’s no longer in Australia, I’m now dreaming about holidaying in Britain. I’ve spent time in Britain before, back in 2004 and […]

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Sally Weekly (1950s) Paper Dolls

Sally Weekly (1950s) Paper Doll

Remember when I shared the 1950s ‘Wendy Weekly’ paper dolls? Well… I liked them so much I thought I’d share the sister of Wendy, ‘Sally Weekly’ and her farmhouse (click on each image to enlarge and print). Like her sister, Sally has a cute collection of dresses and I’m a little bit in love with […]

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Checklist for travel-tested clothes

Mademoiselle April 1958 | vintage magazine | travel issue

With my trip to North America now only 10 days away (not that I’m counting!) I’ve been thinking about what clothing I’ll be taking with me. While I love a good to-do list I’ve never really been one to make a written list of what to pack. I tend to make more of a mental […]

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Wendy Weekly (1950s) Paper Dolls

Wendy Weekly: 1950s Paper Doll set

During the May school holidays in 1958, ‘The Australian Women’s Weekly’ featured a special section for children. All sorts of things were included like card tricks, a real puppy to be won (oh my!) and something I personally love (cute free puppies aside) paper dolls! ‘Wendy Weekly’, was a big beautiful doll with a pretty […]

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Favourite Thrift Finds: Little Obelia

Favourite Thrift Finds: Little Obelia

‘Snugglepot and Cuddlepie‘ was one of my favourite children’s stories growing up. Written and illustrated by May Gibbs the adventures of the two little gumnut babies and their friends are classics of Australian children literature. I’m not sure how well know the bush fairy stories are overseas but if you grew up and went to […]

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