When you think of an era, what comes to mind?
Is it the fashion, the decor, the music? For me it is colour!
I realise that an era cannot be defined by one colour palette, but when I think of the 1950s, these are the images that spring to mind.
Cover of Australian Home Journal December 1952. image source
A 1950's advert for telephone and essential matching address book!
Got to love the high heels/dressing gown combination!
What a beautiful collection of 1950s kitchen cabinets. I don't think I could choose between them, if I had the chance to pick one.
You can see more at Made for you by Mrs Woo.
And let's not forget dressmaking...
And I would be remiss if we didn't mention those pretty, essential sewing notions...
Beautiful 1950's, French grosgrain ribbons found at Such Pretty Things.
But, this is the item that would be at the top of my birthday wish-list if I were a 1950's girl!!
So where does this lead me?
To a new collection of small patterns of course!
I recently popped into Lily Lane in Rosedale, Victoria. What fun we had choosing these fabrics together, inpsired by all things 50's!
My plan is to create four brand new "faux doily" designs with these sweet prints, the perfect addition to any 50's home.
Until next time,