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12 Days of Vintage Christmas | Beer With Me

12 Days of Vintage Christmas | Beer With Me

On the sixth day of Christmas

I’m not sure what’s going on here.
She’s rubbing decorations on her face while eyeing up a beer?
She’s sick of this shit already and that beer is the best darn thing she’s seen all day?
Wait I know that look,
She’s out of setting lotion and Nana said you can use beer instead. Holiday hair saved!

 

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Don’t judge her, we’ve all been there. The vintage hair styling pain is real.

With style and sass,

                  Velvet

Hey! If this wasn’t enough festive cheer for you there’s a link to all twelve days on this post.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Days of Vintage Christmas |Pepsi vs Coca Cola

12 Days of Vintage Christmas |Pepsi vs Coca Cola

 

On the fifth day of Christmas

We have the battle of the ages, a tale old as time … Pepsi vs Coca Cola.

In the first image we have a woman who knows her hat is amazing and is determined to be the most light hearted Liz Taylor look alike at the office Christmas Bash.( Even if Nigel in the background doesn’t understand that it’s Fashun Dahling).

She’s also working that fur collared suit like a boss.

christmas-5The Second image doesn’t even need words. We know it’s for Coke. Just like we know the sassy red head is about to tell orange George Clooney that she may be four rum & Coke’s in, but this dress is far too fabulous to be on anyone’s bedroom floor.

Henry in the background is looking on all smug, because he knows this is gonna be good.

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Who won the carbonated beverage vote, Pepsi or Coca Cola? Let me know in the comments! (My vote goes to Coke, because that illustration is just so gorgeous).

 

With style and sass,

                   Velvet

Hey! If this wasn’t enough festive cheer for you there’s a link to all twelve days on this post.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Days of Vintage Christmas | Disney Aluminum for Everyone!

On the fourth day of Christmas

We all went crazy for Reynolds Aluminum. So shiny, it’s basically jewellery.
Having said that, Donald has a TV with a handle. Who needs an Ipad now? Not Donald.

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Does anyone else feel like Minnie is  a little too happy with that big pink fridge. She’s very red in the face, and she’s stroking it. Maybe I should have called this The 12 Weirdly Sexual Vintage Ads of Christmas.
Maybe I’m just filthy?

Both. it’s probably both.

 

With style and sass,

                   Velvet

Hey! If this wasn’t enough festive cheer for you there’s a link to all twelve days on this post.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Days of Vintage Christmas | Nothing Does It Like Seven-up?

12 Days of Vintage Christmas | Nothing Does It Like Seven-up?

On the third day of Christmas

Thinly veiled sexual innuendo aside, he’s feeding her cocktail sausages without tomato sauce. No deal Casanova, no deal.
At least the Seven-Up crate is wearing protection in the form of a cute cellophane wrap with a bow, just in case you didn’t know it was Christmas.

 

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I got nothing. I’m still stuck on “nothing does it like Seven-up”. It sounds more like an ad for overly masculine body spray than a carbonated beverage.

With style and sass,

                   Velvet

Hey! If this wasn’t enough festive cheer for you there’s a link to all twelve days on this post.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Days of Vintage Christmas | Flying Silverware Anyone?

12 Days of Vintage Christmas | Flying Silverware Anyone?

On the second day of Christmas

Let’s face it, when we’re in love we all dream about flying silverware. Apparently enough for a table of twelve, oh and preferably in the new white orchid design because that’s what Mrs Jones down the road has.

No wonder she looks like she’s about to cry.

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Don’t get me wrong, cutlery is great. Especially pretty cutlery. But if it’s a gift from my lover it better be singing ‘Be My Guest’ and dancing with a sexy feather duster.

I’ll take one of the retro mint coloured benchtop mixers though. Those are rad.
What’s your homewares unicorn? (if you say a glittery aqua benchtop mixer we’re gonna be BFF’s ).

Festively yours,

                   Velvet

Hey! If this isn’t enough festive cheer for you, there’s a link to all twelve days on this post.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Days of Vintage Christmas | Festive Sheer?

12 Days of Vintage Christmas | Festive Sheer?

Introducing *drumroll please*

12 days of Vintage Christmas!

In the form of my favourite ridiculous print ads from the 1950’s and 60’s , one every day from now til Christmas day.

Because nothing makes me feel festive like cheesily marketed Christmas beer and knowing my husband will never gift me a vacuum cleaner.
So without further ado …

On the first day of Christmas

Be his Christmas star! In sheer lingerie and silky siren gowns, because this Christmas he’s giving you the gift  he wants to unwrap later. ( also because it’s day one and you gotta werk it before those mince pies hit your thighs ).

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Seriously though, I would actually love anything from a Frederick’s of Hollywood catalogue. That gold dress is bangin’.

With style and sass,

                   Velvet DeCollete

Hey! If this isn’t enough festive cheer for you, there’s a link to all twelve days on this post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday Style Tip No.34

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The key to owning that plunging neckline? Fashion tape and oodles of confidence.

Stylishly yours,

          Velvet  x

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Monday Style Tip No.34

 

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They’re basically the perfect earring

Stylishly yours,

          Velvet  x

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Monday Style Tip No.33

enhance curves with ruffles

Fashion is like magic, you can create an illusion of something that’s not really there! Wear ruffles or frills around your bust, hips or bum to create a curvier silhouette or balance out your heavier areas.

Stylishly yours,

          Velvet  x

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Diy Retro Furniture Revamp

Diy Retro Furniture Revamp

I’m unashamedly fond of pretty things. I’m also fond of saving for travel and a house, so paying big bucks for pretty things isn’t happening. Luckily you don’t need to be swimming in cash to have sassy personalised furniture…

 DIY Retro Furniture Revamp

Follow these three simple steps and you can give wooden furniture a makeover easy as pie.

  1. dismantle
  2. sand
  3. paint

It’s actually that simple.

The Ever Patient Husband found this dresser on Trademe. It had the storage and mirror I needed, but lets face it, it’s kinda boring right? (Apart from the pansy drawer liners, those are nana-fabulous).workroom furniture revamp | Velvet DeCollete

The first thing I did to revamp this puppy was dismantle it. It makes it easier to sand, paint and ensures you don’t paint anything shut that shouldn’t be shut.

Then came the sanding. This is the most time consuming part and I highly recommend borrowing a mouse sander from someone if you don’t have one. You’ll also want some kind of dust mask and probably a bandanna to stop dust getting in your hair. Sand off all the old varnish and smooth out any dings or scratches. I find it’s easiest to sand in a gentle circular motion so I don’t make any dents from over-sanding one place.

Now use a soft brush or cloth to wipe off any dust before moving on to the painting.

I used an interior/exterior paint for my dresser because I had some already. (the colour is Summer House mixed half and half with white if you’re interested).  Just make sure the paint you choose is durable enough for your furniture’s purpose. Using a wee fluffy paint roller I painted two coats. Being a stinking hot sunny day it only took a few hours for the first coat to dry but normally I’d leave it overnight before applying the second coat.

Once everything is nice and dry, reassemble your furniture and screw any handles back on. Ta Da! You have fancy schmancy new furniture, how awesome is that?

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I kept the original handles for my dresser, but I might swap them out for cute pink or blue crystal ones in the future. What do you think?

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