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    hey joe

    Jun 11, 2009

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    Ah! I love finding treasures like this on YouTube! Here’s some footage of The Jimi Hendrix Experience playing Hey Joe and Sunshine of Your Love on the old British television show It’s Lulu. It’s pretty clear for being old and on YouTube, and it’s absolutely mesmerizing. Enjoy! (…) Read more »

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    calling cards

    May 27, 2009

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    The designs on these (very) old calling cards are gorgeous! I love the thought of a time when people would come see you, and leave cards to say they came by if you weren’t there, or to invite you to parties, or better yet, make romantic advances! Maybe sometime, somehow, calling cards will come back… (…) Read more »

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    antique kimono inspiration

    May 12, 2009

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    These photographs of beautiful antique kimonos are from a Flickr set by Neville Trickett of Saint Verde Blog. I love them so much! They put me a little bit in mind of those pieces by Sunny Belliston that I posted the other day. Just wonderful! Via Dear Ada. (…) Read more »

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    folding sunglasses

    Mar 10, 2009

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    The buying team took a trip to New York a couple of weeks ago to go to the tradeshows and do some shopping. We were in Fabulous Fanny’s in the east village and spotted these amazing vintage folding sunglasses. We each bought a pair! They come in very unique shapes and fold up to fit (…) Read more »

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    notgeld

    Mar 01, 2009

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    I am obsessed by the graphics on these antique German notgeld, or emergency money. Notgeld was printed by small municipalities and town banks in Germany from WWI through the 1920′s and 30′s. Though it was not legal currency, it was generally accepted, and actually proved useful due to the outrageous inflation in Germany at the (…) Read more »

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    le ballon rouge

    Feb 10, 2009

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    Do you recognize the little boy and his red balloon? When I was a little girl I had this book, Le Ballon Rouge, and I loved it so much! It’s the story of a little boy and his best friend, a red balloon. It has fabulous pictures, and the story is really cute and touching! (…) Read more »

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    vintage valentines

    Feb 05, 2009

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    The West Virginia University has created this awesome online library of vintage Valentines! There are three categories: cards, 3-D cards, and postcards. The postcards are some of my favorite. You can even send one of the vintage Valentines via email from the website. I love the hot air balloon the best! Do you have a (…) Read more »

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    extremely old color movie…. so cool!

    Jan 30, 2009

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    I couldn’t resist posting this video of the Thames River in London in 1935! The film is an early color video; it used Gasparcolor, which is a very rare and old way of adding color to film. You can read a very detailed and admiring article about Gasparcolor here. I find old color pictures and (…) Read more »

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    the vintage society

    Jun 13, 2008

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    A big thanks to The Vintage Society for supporting our design a bag contest! Check out the vintage society for pretty vintage designs, Society Girl of the Week, and instant outfits. They also have a nice collection of videos. This one is their instant outfit feature come to life… (…) Read more »

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    Sew Kewl

    May 22, 2008

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    Friend of FP Elizabeth Garvey loves and collects old photographs, and houses them all in her blog, Sew Kewl. “One of the things I love more than anything are old photographs, especially from different cultures. Life seemed so simple back then, and their outfits were just the cutest!” says Elizabeth. Check out Sew Kewl at (…) Read more »

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    vintage sunglasses

    Apr 01, 2008

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    We have this amazing collection of vintage sunglasses acquired from Selima Optique, the famous luxury eyeglass boutiques from LA, NY and Paris. Each pair is original and in pristine condition. Check out shades by Dior, Lacoste, Dunhill, and Vuarnet. There are also these sweet color-changing Chameleon sunglasses in assorted colors. Check them all out here. (…) Read more »

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