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Best Vintage Gifts for Mother’s Day

I believe in trying to find the *perfect* gifts for the ones I love. I get a sense of satisfaction and excitement when I find something that just instantly screams a persons name to me.

I love vintage. I live vintage! I know that doesn’t mean everyone does, so don’t think I go around buying “old” things for every gift I give. That would make me probably a little bit of a weirdo. But since I love vintage, I totally enjoy receiving thoughtful, vintage gifts. And maybe someone in your life does, too. Like maybe your Mom!

So I’ve put together a little list of awesome cool vintage gifts for mom this year.  You’re welcome. ;)

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Mid Century Pink Planter from RetroGirlRedux
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I love you more than my Pyrex kitchen towel from janetmorrin
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Vintage Vera Neumann Scarf from BYBEEVINTAGE
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Vintage Mother Mug Soy Wax Candle by WaybackWax
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Vintage Enid Collins “Love Doves” Box Purse from RustBeltThreads
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Blue Poodle Bookends from HourglassandDaisy
Designers · History

Vera & Schumacher

Wonderful article on Vera Neumann and her prints with Schumacher.

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Vera (Neumann) had a prolific career as an artist and designer. Her hand painted designs have appeared on everything from scarves to dinnerware, bedding, fashion, and towels. Her first foray into licensing her name and artwork was with the fabric house F. Schumacher in 1947. It was a pairing of two textile powerhouses. The first design Vera did for Schumacher was called “Tibet”, a landscape of Himalayan pine trees and traditional architecture.

“Tibet” by Vera Neumann

One of Vera’s most popular and recognizable designs with Schumacher was her “Jack in the Pulpit” which was introduced in 1949. This fabric was used in the Sun Room of the White House by the Trumans in 1952. “Jack in the Pulpit” remained available in Schumacher showrooms until 1986 – a noteworthy long run for any pattern. It featured ferns, one of Vera’s signatures that she depicted in many of her patterns.

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Vintage Character

Vintage Character: Lucy Preston

I’m a sucker for any shows or movies that incorporate time travel. Especially time travel with cute outfits from all different eras! I recently binge watched Timeless. On NBC, the show just wrapped up it’s first season.

When an experimental time machine is stolen, a history professor, a soldier and an engineer are tasked with capturing the culprit only to learn that he plans to rewrite American history and that each of them has a connection to his plan as well as the mysterious organization that funded the machine’s development.

The history professor, Lucy Preston, is played by Abigail Spencer and she’s whose fashion I am always excited to see. They’ve traveled from 1754 to 1983 and everywhere in between.

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1920s Vintage Beaded Flapper Era Dress by MORPHEWCONCEPT
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1800s Prairie Dress by VeraVague
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Vintage 50’s Watercolor Print Dress M by vintspiration
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Victorian Calico Dress, 1800s Red Calico Prairie Dress by daisyandstella

xo
Justine

Vintage Vogue

Vintage Vogue: Romp Around

Jumpsuits, rompers and one piece outfits have been popular for a few seasons now and if you haven’t embraced the style yet, you need to jump on the bandwagon. They are the easiest outfits to wear and super comfy. Here’s a few from my shop and I also have a special going on right now for Free Shipping in the US – just use the code SPRINGFS. Not in the US? Save 15% with the code 15OFF! Both discount codes are active through April 15th.

vintage 90s RED DAISY print shorts romper m l
vintage 90s RED DAISY print shorts romper m l
Vintage 1990s BETSEY JOHNSON Bib Overalls / Wide Leg Floral Jumpsuit M
Vintage 1990s BETSEY JOHNSON Bib Overalls / Wide Leg Floral Jumpsuit M
vintage 80s POLKA DOTS pleated romper shorts s m
vintage 80s POLKA DOTS pleated romper shorts s m
vintage 90's BORDEAUX calico rayon romper m
vintage 90’s BORDEAUX calico rayon romper m
vintage 90s BLOSSOM wide leg ROMPER floral jumper m
vintage 90s BLOSSOM wide leg ROMPER floral jumper m
Vintage 80's Utility Jumpsuit / Lavender Cotton Mechanic Romper S M
Vintage 80’s Utility Jumpsuit / Lavender Cotton Mechanic Romper S M
Vintage 90's Romper / Navy Floral Shorts Jumper M
Vintage 90’s Romper / Navy Floral Shorts Jumper M
Vintage Birthdays

Vintage Birthdays: April

Andie MacDowell – April 21, 1958

Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell

Claudia Cardinale – April 15, 1938

Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale

Roy Halston – April 23, 1932 (d. March 26, 1990)

Ultrasuede by Halston
Ultrasuede by Halston
Roy Halston with Angelica Houston
Roy Halston with Angelica Houston
Roy Halston by Andy Warhol
Roy Halston by Andy Warhol
Roy Halston
Roy Halston

Dorian Leigh – April 23, 1917 (d. July 7, 2008)

Dorian Leigh by John Rawlings for Vogue circa 1946
Dorian Leigh by John Rawlings for Vogue circa 1946
Dorian Leigh in Balenciaga circa 1953
Dorian Leigh in Balenciaga circa 1953
Dorian Leigh
Dorian Leigh
Label Love

Label Love: The Gap

It was 1987. I was just entering the 7th grade and I was a sucker for everything Reebok and Gap. I was a tiny little yuppie in training. While my love for Ronald Reagan and hi-top aerobic sneakers in every color of the rainbow waned, my love of the Gap did not. I still love the Gap.

Label Love: The Gap
Label Love: The Gap

Does Andie not rock the denim on denim look? Swoon with the bandanna belt!

Andie MacDowell for The Gap, Vogue, March 1986.
Andie MacDowell for The Gap, Vogue, March 1986.

I’ve got this awesome vintage Gap denim shirt in the shop right now!

Vintage 80's Gap Chambray Denim Shirt by Vintspiration
Vintage 80’s Gap Chambray Denim Shirt by Vintspiration

I would snap this boyfriend cardigan up in a hot second.

The Gap, December 1987. Photograph by Herb Ritts.
The Gap, December 1987. Photograph by Herb Ritts.

I spy some coral color love.

Gap - ELAINE IRWIN & JOHN PEARSON Gap Ad 1989 via Top Models of the World.
Gap – ELAINE IRWIN & JOHN PEARSON Gap Ad 1989 via Top Models of the World.

Head to toe love. HEAD. TO. TOE.

The Gap, Seventeen magazine, August 1985. Photograph by Barry McKinley.
The Gap, Seventeen magazine, August 1985. Photograph by Barry McKinley.

I love these relaxed pleated front black and white houndstooth plaid cotton pants from The Gap that I have listed in the shop.

vintage 80s GAP mens HOUNDSTOOTH pleated pants 32 x 34 by Vintspiration
vintage 80s GAP mens HOUNDSTOOTH pleated pants 32 x 34 by Vintspiration

Oh Joni, those pins on your jean jacket are just so perfect.

 Joni Mitchell for Gap by Herb Ritts circa 1990
Joni Mitchell for Gap by Herb Ritts circa 1990

The perfect colorful one piece bathing suit.

Naomi Sims for The Gap
Naomi Sims for The Gap

And we all need a little vintage Darryl Dixon love. In bell bottoms and a newsboy cap. You go, Norman Reedus!

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Design · Ephemera · History

Ho, Ho, Hulett

Hulett was an artist and worked on some of my favorite classic Disney animated films including Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty among many others.

Hulett at work at Disney Studios, circa 1940's appears to be working on Lady and the Tramp
Hulett at work at Disney Studios, circa 1940’s
appears to be working on Lady and the Tramp

Some sweet vintage holiday illustrations by Ralph Hulett to keep you merry and bright.

Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Vintage Ralph Hulett Christmas card © 1955 by the Estate Of Ralph Hulett
Vintage Ralph Hulett Christmas card © 1955 by the Estate Of Ralph Hulett

Ralph Hulett

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Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett
Ralph Hulett

Additional info on Ralph Hulett
California Painter Tony Peters Blog
Bodega Bay Heritage Gallery

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Vintage Wonder to you and yours!