Saturday, February 14, 2009

14 February 1955 "Happy Valentines Day"

Just a quick one tonight as we have plans tonight in the city.

I just wanted to show off one of my two valentines day gifts from my darling hubby. This wonderful vintage fur coat! He won't tell me where he found it, but I love it! I am wearing it out tonight to dinner and the theatre.




I made this shot like a colored black and white photo. I am wearing my mother's pearl earrings and one of my new hats. I also am wearing a new pair of vintage inspired shoes that I LOVE!

Let's just say the theme today is love.

Oh, the second 'gift' is a new dishwasher. Not really, it is the one that already lives in our kitchen, but hubby said it would have been a good valentines day gift and he is right. I was looking for the right time to start using it and this is it!

Also, a quick story about what I love about 1955 compared to 2009: Garters and stockings! The other day I didn't have any clean stockings and I had to go out, so I broke down, reached into the hidden recesses of my lingerie drawer, where the 21st century items have been stashed and pulled out a pair. They are horrible. They pinck and slide down. At one point, in the grocery store, I was sure they were about to plop down to my ankles. I am sure, ladies, you know what I mean. I am quite tall and this has always been a horror for me, finding nylons long enough for comfort, but with stockings, they stay put and leave one free and easy, yay 1955!

Here is a list from one of my 'new' home books that seem like really good ideas.
SO, I will leave these with you to think upon on this fine Valentines Day evening.






Until tomorrow, then, Happy St. Valentines Day!




13 comments:

  1. I dig vintage coats too although I wouldn't wear fur, fake feels lovelier. I do enjoy wearing vintage clothes though too :-)

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  2. You look gorgeous! I hope you both have a great time out on the town. :)

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  3. Ohhhhhhhh *sigh* What a beautiful coat! I have often commented to My Honey that I long for the days when women even wore fur coats here in Los Angeles when it was over 80 degrees. My step-grandmother had a fur stole that she would wear when they visited and I would sit there "petting" it, longing for the day when I, too, would get to wear one.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  4. amy-I feel since the coat is vintage that the animals have died along time ago and it would be cruel at this stage to have such a coat be thrown away, and synthethic fake fur is made by petroleum I believe which is horrible on the environment, so I am all for wearing a natural item that is being recycle, plus it feels wonderful and is quite warm
    Mist-thank you
    Dr. Julie Ann-Isn't it funny that fashion could dictate such a statement. I wonder if people tolerated temperatures differently because they always wore so many clothes? Look at the Victorians in summer! We would roast today, but they did not.

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  5. Ooo süper fün!!!! And an earth friendly vintage pick! Happy V Day!!! <3 üdo

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  6. ps: hilarioüs.... is that Jack LaLane over there? ---------->
    I met him in person a few years ago... 2004? in NJ.... he's one hellüva cütie... and in great shape... still! <3 üdo

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  7. So, do you prefer washing dishes by hand, or using the dishwasher? I know people who love washing dishes by hand. I like washing dishes by hand when there are not a lot of them because I don't really care for dishes sprawling all over my counter when there are a lot of them. Really, I don't care either way, as long as they get done.

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  8. Oh, I forgot to mention in my post above, very nice coat!

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  9. I know what you mean about the stockings. I have very short (but wide) legs and stockings have always worked better for me. And I just won the auction on some 1940s "utility" (CC41) stockings on eBay! Woo Hoo!

    I don't wear fur either, but the time I did wear a fur coat I also justified it by the fact that the animals would have died from old age decades before I was born (it was my step-mother's mother's coat). But I still haven't worn real fur since then.

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  10. Fabulous! I wonder where he got that coat too.

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  11. He fessed up and told me he got it on ebay. What was funny is the tag told us it was actually sold in a town not far from where we live now. I guess it has returned home to be loved once more. I know it isn't PC to wear fur, but I honestly love the way it feels and since I only wear vintage fur I feel it is okay and I honestly do think that faux fur and other non-natural fibers are really bad for the environment in the way they are made and processed, but we all like different things and we can all get along. I think women are particularly good at agreeing to disagree, but then still able to sit down to a cup of coffee and a chat anyway.

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  12. Happy V-day!
    Hang on to your hubby, he is for sure a darling! Congrats on the beautiful fur, I also love fur, and a dishwasher. You must be upper-middle class! What treats. :)

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