The ultimate humilation
My husband would strongly disagree, but I think the BEST Christmas movie out there is A Christmas Story, hands down. I watch it every year (sometimes more than once) and the Christmas season wouldn’t be the same for me without it. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it is that makes it so amazing. The story takes place in the 1940s and that’s one of the hooks for me. That shouldn’t be surprising. I run a vintage shop, afterall. Of course I’d gravitate toward a movie that takes place back from where my clothes originated!
Besides that, the story is really charming. I love movies that are narrated. Ralphie, the main character who’s a young boy, narrates the story as an adult. He is someone everyone can identify with. He’s adorable, and young, and crafty. He gives us a glimpse into his life for a short period of time during the Christmas season. If not for the story, the clothing, home decor, and outside shots are authentic and charmingly vintage.
Below are some screenshots of the best scenes!
“I double dog dare you!”
“Fra-gee-lay.” It must be Italian.”
“Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beatloaf, I hate meatloaf!”
“COME ON KID!”
“You’ll shoot your eye out!”
“Deck the harrs with boughs of horry, fa ra ra ra ra, ra ra ra ra.”
If you’re one of the few that haven’t seen this movie, you MUST see it. It’s charming and silly and such a crowd favorite!
Happy Christmas season! Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way we can get down to business. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! In between grabbing the best Black Friday deals, trimming our Christmas tree, and decking out our gingerbread house, I wanted to post some awesome vintage Christmas ads. Christmas shopping is in full effect so in honor of my favorite time of year (shop-a-holics unite) here are some of the best retro-fabulous ads I could round up!
A couple of my favorite lines from these ads…
“A few minutes of the lamp each day on your children will keep their cheeks from looking pale this winter.”
“Crisco. It’s digestible!”
Don’t forget! If you’re looking for a great vintage dress for you or your little girl this holiday season, be sure to check out the SHOP! A huge selection of the finest (and most fun) vintage frocks on the web!
She looks fabulous, doesn’t she?
‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Between company holiday parties, family celebrations, and friendly get-togethers, it seems like most of us spend the entire month of December bouncing from one holiday party to the next! (And maybe even into January!) Every girl needs a fabulous dress to wear to these special occasions. And Thrifty Vintage Kitten is here to help you with that! The shop is stocked full of awesome vintage cocktail dresses. For example…
Vintage 1950s Candy Apple Red Dress with Bow Belt
Vintage 1950s Little Black Dress with Bow at Neckline
Vintage 1950s Teal and Black Silk Dress
Vintage 1970s Pink Chiffon Dress with Rhinestones
Vintage 1950s Blue Dress with Sleeves and Full Skirt
(All images are linked directly to where you can purchase!)
This is just a taste! There are so many more vintage dresses in the shop that are perfect for holiday parties this year! Happy shopping!
The holidays are coming! Does your little girl need a new dress for Christmas? Or maybe a new dress for a family photo shoot for your holiday cards? Children’s clothing designers in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s really did it right. The dress shapes are so cute and the designs are so charming. You can’t go wrong with a classic red plaid dress for your holiday celebration. It says preppy, traditional, and adorable all in one breath.
Be sure to pick up one of these vintage frocks from Thrifty Vintage Kitten! All of them will be available in the shop soon! (Bet you’ll even be able to find a one-of-kind look for yourself!)
This is my favorite time of year. Happy holidays!
Lately, I can’t get enough of vintage advertisements. I just love how DIFFERENT they are from today’s ads. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought there was no better time to display some of these wholesome, down-home-feel ads from the days of yore. So grab yourself a turkey leg and check out these vintage gems! Tell me which one is your favorite. I find the cigarette and turkey one hilarious. Mmmm…cigarette-smoke-flavored turkey….NOT. Or how about that Seagram’s ad? I think they are trying to imply drinking is a part of a healthy lifestyle. And I love how they act like only men drink whiskey. LOL…oh, 1940s. You silly little sexist.
(Speaking of Thanksgiving…have you bought that special outfit for yourself or your little girl to wear at the dinner table? I always like to pick out a new outfit for special holidays. Be sure to check out the shop for great vintage dresses for you and your little girl this holiday season!)
Are you hungry now? I can’t wait for Thanksgiving. A plate full of turkey, stuffing, corn casserole and a slice (or two) of french silk pie awaits me! numnumnum
My son is currently teething which made me think to look up what kind of crazy teething products they had back in the 1950s. Advice like putting brady on baby’s gums was not unheard of (Can you imagine??). All that research led me to finding a whole bunch of vintage baby product ads, which are so charming (Hello cute Gerber baby!) and crazy (giving a baby 7UP??). I just had to share some of these!
Aren’t these fantastic? So crazy, right? Meat for a 3-week-old baby? A baby sunlamp? I love these things.
Finding vintage patterns always makes me wish I knew how to sew. I would love to make all of these!
This week I’ve been busy listing a bunch of vintage patterns in the shop. My favorite one was a 1950s bathing suit pattern that sold out in minutes! Get the rest of these while you can!
There are a lot more patterns in the pattern section of my shop! This is just a small sampling! Please buy these and show me the awesome vintage clothing you’ve made so I can be super jealous of your sewing skills!
Made a last-minute decision to drive out to Naperville for an estate sale today. Glad I did! I walked away with 10 women’s dresses, 20 kids clothing items, 1 women’s skirt, a 1950′s crinoline skirt, and TWO little girls’ crinoline slips! It was like the sale was made for me. Usually I wait outside these things forever and claw my way in. But today I walked right in and had the entire upstairs to myself! Thank you thrifting gods!
Now I just have to inventory all these goodies, get them photographed, and get them into the shop for you!
Happy Halloween from Thrifty Vintage Kitten!
I hope all your little ghosts and goblins have a fun and safe holiday!
(And if you’re like me…you’ll be stealing some of your child’s chocolate later this evening! Boo-ya!)
Halloween is next week, but there’s still time to order your Halloween costume from Thrifty Vintage Kitten! There are lots of awesome retro Halloween costume ideas out there and the shop if full of dresses to make your costume epic. For example…
You want to go as a Mad Men character…
Vintage Mad Men dress
Or, a 1950s June Cleaver…
1950s housewife dress
Or, Daphne Blake from 1969′s Scooby Doo…
1960s Scooby Doo costume
Or, Marilyn Monroe from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes…
1960s Marilyn Monroe
Or, Olivia Wilde’s character, Suzy Miller, in “Rush”…
Suzy Miller coat from “Rush”
Or, Jackie Kennedy…
Jackie Kennedy costume
Or, a Masters of Sex character…
Masters of Sex character costume
The shop has them all, plus lots of other ideas! All images are linked. Happy Halloween! I’d love to hear your Halloween costume ideas! Post them below!