Tuesday, 24 August 2010

The Fabulous Fifties!

The 50s is my favourites era but I'm actually talking about a book. If you love the 50s whether it be clothes, accessories, material, homewares, well whatever, and you don't have this book, then where the heck have you been?


It's a Schiffer book and it's just the best, it's actually called Fabulous Fifties Designs for Modern Living.

I rediscovered my love for a lot of my books when having a move round of stuff this summer, but this book is the crowning glory. It's not the cheapest book you'll ever find, we bought it over 10 years ago and it was £45 then, we sell it at Notorious Kitsch at £49.50 so it hasn't gone up much in that time. May I just add I'm not doing this as a plug, this IS the best book you'll ever buy if you love the 50s, and you can get it all over the place, however this book got me into selling books on the site, that's how much I love it!

I scanned some of the pages so you can have a sneak preview. It's like all your dreams come true in one book, it has it all and one thing I really really love about this book is that it features men's clothes too, so often ignored when looking at vintage fashion!

Anyway here goes.

There are lamps, oh how we all love lamps!




Tableclothes!


Furniture! Oh my the lamps, the furniture, to die for!


Pages and pages of fabulous fabric, you know how I'm a fan of fabric too!


Pages & pages of fabulous bags, I want them ALL!


Pages of fabulous women's clothes, to die for!


And last but not least the men finally get a look in too!



Of course it also has lots of information and valuations, blah blah blah, but who cares about that, for me it's all about drooling over the pictures and planning my fantasy life!!

I know it's expensive but you won't regret it, I promise you, why not put it on a Christmas list, this is honestly THE best book we ever bought relating to our collecting passion.

I'm afraid there will be radio silence from me for a few days, I'm off to Twinwood with Notorious Kitsch. We load the van tomorrow, leave Thursday and won't return til the wee hours or Tuesday morning!  However I will report back about our trading adventures, the weather is not looking so great here in the UK at the moment so I have no idea what to expect, although I know it's going to rain like heck when I'm loading the van tomorrow, oh joy!

See ya soon!

14 comments:

Tifa DeLeone said...

Must have it!!

MoonDoggie said...

ooh I'll put it on my list.
Particularly loving the hawaiiana lamps and Calder looking bedspread/duvet cover.

THE BIG MAMA INTROSPECTION said...

I've tons of book about the 50's but not with this "modern living" aspect. I believe you when you said it's the best. So exiting but so frustrating !!! :)

I put it on my christmas wish list ;) between bob square sponge ukulele and Balenciaga perfume

Ivy Black said...

That's on my Amazon wishlist!
Have a great time at Twinwood.
x

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Ooh that books looks amazing! I love books like this and it is going on my Xmas list right now so thanks for sharing :)

Little Rascal said...

Porn, that's what it is.

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Wow! And it features one of my Calder mobiles tablecloths!

Hmm, off to Amazon US to see US prices...

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Little Rascal that's exactly what I wanted to put in the post but thought I end up with some dodgy followers!!

Glad I've introduced it to so people, that's made my day, I thought you'd all say, yeah got that!

Kim Bombshell said...

ooooohhhhh my....must have!

Melzaelf said...

Wow the book looks SWEET! I want I want I want..
Thanks for sharing. =)

Darlene said...

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG- MISS STM, you're KILLING me... Oh honey, thank you for the book suggestion...

Sky Princess said...

Looks like a great book. I did a post today on my Channeling Ricky blog about jewelry of the 1950's. I love visitors...


http://channelingricky.blogspot.com/2010/08/vintage-collectables-lucite-thermoset.html

Andi B. Goode said...

Wow, that book looks amazing!! Eep.
-Andi x

Vintage JoAnn said...

GOTTA HAVE THAT BOOK. that lamp shade is fabulous! I always enjoy your posts.

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