Wednesday, June 29

50s Inspirations

While the UK swelters with some actual sun and high temperatures (or so they tell me), we've copped a right dose of their weather. I spent a miserable dark rainy day up at the shop today- I had hoped to get some photos of some of our gorgeous new dresses done but the weather squelched my plans, boo!

Instead I busied myself with cleaning up and reassembling the most awesome 50s kitchen table EVER! Which took most of the day...especially when you put the legs on the wrong way around, d'oh! But I got there in the end, so pics will come soon, (click here for a preview) 50s lovers will LUURVE the starburst designs all over it!

So in the spirit of all things 50s and summery, here are a few favourite pictures from my collection.

















Ok so there are quite a few more but blogger is REALLY PLAYING UP TONIGHT, GRRR!

15 comments:

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Loving all of those beautiful vintage items.
This corner of the UK is no longer warm. Back to good old rainy Manchester.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi Kitty, thanks for popping by my blog. Have had a very enjoyable rummage through yours. You've got sooooo many gorgeous things. Your dress finds are amazing and I love the dresses you've chosen to wear for Frock on Friday. xx

Vix said...

Nah, the summer's over now. It's as chilly and dull as it always is.
Love the Ford ad. Picasa's driven me daft today, today's photos have stopped loading and crashed. x

delia hornbook said...

Aww i could spend hours looking at those pictures. Vix is right our summer has been and gone again ;-( dee x

Nelly said...

Our weather has been great here last few days no jumpers or even a heater lat night.Love those dresses xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love and adore these images...its a perfect time period!

Vintage Coconut said...

Omg Kitty! That table is exactly like my vintage table, except mine does not have the Asian details on it. Only the the gold specs and startbursts.

La Dama said...

Ay Kitty,
I love that cute chino designs 50's table, so cool.
I been having problems with my fotos too, I gave up on todays post.
besos

Kat said...

Gorgeous pics! The 50s is my absolutely favourite era.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Beee-oooootiful Kitty!! Thank goodness the sun has come out again today - hopefully you can get some more pics for me to covet;)) xoxoxo

Frocktasia said...

Dear Kitty,
fab selection of pix my dear.
I always go to 'Ultra Swank Retro Adventures' website (http://www.ultraswank.net/) to top up on retro-tastic inspiration, it's blooming marvelous!
We still have some sunshine in London, it's not as warm as it was but I don't mind ;)
Take care my love,
Jennie
xXx

Straight Talking Mama! said...

oooh that table looks fantastic! And I love the kitchen at the bottom of your pics, 50s design heaven!

Lyndel said...

oh great pics, thanks for sharing. That last one, the kitchen is EXACTLY what my aunty in sydney had in the 1950s..

Melbourne has been really warm and sunny for 2 days now.. 18 degrees today.. ♥

Vintage Christine said...

I'd trade your weather for mine in a hot (and I do mean HOT) minute. We're running the air conditioning 24/7 due to temps hitting 100 degrees (F) and nearly 100% humidity. On the plus side, my complexion has never looked better . . . Love the photos--it totally makes me think of my 50's childhood!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Lovely pictures. Sorry about the weather! xx