Friday, April 29, 2011

LOVE'S BABY SOFT - APRIL 1974...

In April 1974, Love Cosmetics began to make a line of Baby Soft products meant for adults. The items were scented with an innocent fragrance most often associated with babies. There was a Baby Soft talc, a body lotion, and a foam bath.

The most popular Baby Soft product, though, was their Body Mist After Bath Spray.  This delightful light mist was very popular with teenagers as well as co-eds and young adults.

The slogan on this ad (above) from the 1970's reads, 'On the theory that softness is what boys find most exciting about girls...'  Baby Soft products were originally priced from $2 to $2.75.  A newer version of this product is still available at amazon.com.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

1970's PURPLE ALARM CLOCK - RING-A-LING!!

Here's the Purple Alarm Clock that goes with the perfect 70's room.  This great 'low-tech' manual, wind-up alarm clock was made by the Bradley Clock Company in the 1970's.

This free-standing clock stood about 4.5 inches high and had glow-in-the-dark hands and hour markers.  The alarm sounds with a brass clapper that strikes each bell on top of the clock.

Luckily, this feature can also be (manually) turned off by turning the clapper guard on the top - which is also how you turn off the alarm once it has sounded.

There's nothing like waking up to a fun, purple clock!


The Perfect 70s Purple Kid's Bedroom!



Perfect 70's Kid's Bedroom Decor:  Complete with Purple Shag Rug, Flower Power Daisy Print Comforter, Purple Painted Walls, and Purple Butterfly Print Curtains.

Just add the Purple Bean Bag Chair and Purple Mushroom Stool (posts below), and you're all set!

And don't forget your Purple Alarm Clock so you can wake up on time!





PLUSH 70's MUSHROOM CHAIR!

 
Vintage 70's Mushroom Chair.  This went well in the perfect kid's bedroom along with the purple bean bag chair, and the purple shag rug. 


This mushroom stool seat stood about 17 inches tall, and about 19 inches wide.  1970's Retro Pop Art Fur in Purple:  So Groovy, So Cool - So Fun!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

PURPLE BEAN BAG CHAIR!


The original Bean Bag Chair was conceived in the late 1960’s by a team of Italian designers. It was pear-shaped (I prefer the round...) and made of leather. Called a “Sacco", when it was mass-produced, it was made of vinyl and filled with polystyrene plastic pellets … materials which had only recently been developed. The Sacco revolutionized the concept of a chair with its rigid, hard surface design. 




The Sacco became an instant worldwide phenomenon and a leading icon of the 1970’s. Because a Sacco placed the sitter close to the floor and accommodated a variety of lounging body positions, it met the casual social behavior needs of the times. Consumers liked the fact that the chair molded to each individual’s body shape - and kids loved it!









Coty Sweet Earth Solid Fragrance Compact



Remember the solid fragrance compacts from Coty Sweet Earth from the 1970s?  Now these compacts have been re-manufactured using the same formulas as the originals.  (See photo above.)  Each compact contains three solid fragrances.  

The Seasonal Fragrances features frankincense, myrrh and mistletoe.  The vintage Coty Sweet Earth Rare Flowers Solid Perfume had Tuberose, Jasmine, and Mimosa.  There was another trio compact that had Amberwood, Sandalwood, and Patchouli.

From 1972-1976, Coty released it's Sweet Earth line of perfume essences, including its solid perfume compacts.  The solid perfume compacts came in single scents or trios based on a theme. Each compact had a sticker with a brief description of the scent enclosed which was attached inside the lid.

At the time, several different solid perfume compacts were released.  The Flowers compacts came in different variations on scents.  The Rare Flowers compact included Tuberose, Jasmine, and Mimosa.  The Flowers compact held: Hyacinth, Honeysuckle, and Ylang Ylang.

A similar compact, Wildflowers, held Jasmine, Honeysuckle, and Ylang Ylang. The Grasses compact held: Clover, Gingergrass, Hay.  You could also find another compact holding Amber, Musk, and Sandalwood

The Woods compact held these fragrances: Amberwood, Patchouli, and Sandalwood; While The Herb Fragrances compact held these scents: Chamomile, Sage, and Caraway.  A special Seasonal compact held: Frankincense, Myrrh, Mistletoe (pictured above).

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

DR. SCHOLL'S ORIGINAL WOOD EXERCISE SANDAL -

Gotta love 'em!  Dr. Scholl's Women's Original Exercise Sandal
 
These feel great, have a nice non-slip bottom, smooth wood sole, and make a wonderful 'clomping' sound when you walk!


Available at amazon.com in lots of new and original colors and prints at great prices in sizes 5 - 11.  Best ever...  :) 


Friday, April 22, 2011

DON'T FORGET YOUR TIE-DYE TEE SHIRT!


It's totally retro and fun to make your own tie-dyed t-shirt!  - 
 
Tie-dyeing is accomplished by folding material of a garment into a pattern (such as concentric circles), and binding it with string or rubber bands. Dye is then applied to only parts of the material. The ties prevent the entire material from being dyed.

Designs are formed by applying different colors of dyes to different sections of the wet fabric. A wet t-shirt is much easier to use rather than just dyeing on a dry t-shirt. Once complete, the material is rinsed, and the dye is set.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

FLATSY!



Flatsy dolls were flat dolls made by Ideal from 1969 through 1973. The dolls were designed by Hank Kramer. The 'mini' flatsy (shown here, lower left) was only 2 1/2 inches high.  Perfect for taking in your pocket!

Flatsys had long hair, which went to the floor, usually in vivid colors (bright blue, bright yellow, pink, etc.). They were made of soft vinyl with wires inside the limbs and body which made them poseable. They wore 'mod' clothes reflecting the styles of the 60's and 70's.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

ICONIC 70'S BEAUTY




Actress/model Deborah Raffin embodies the iconic 70's beauty - straight 'summer blonde' hair with a middle part, minimal makeup, and natural brows.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

LEATHER 'BUFFALO' JESUS SANDALS




These buffalo 'Jesus' sandals, popular in the 60's and 70's, have made a comeback in recent years.  

Each 'hippie-style' sandal is hand made of 100% genuine Buffalo Leather.  

Sandals feature unique and intricate designs that are all hand made in India including braided leather accents.
 

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WHAT 'MOOD' ARE YOU IN?

I guess I'm in a 70's mood!



A mood ring is a ring which contains a thermochromic element, such as liquid crystal.  The ring changes color in response to the body temperature of its wearer. The color is said, by some proponents, to indicate the emotional state of the wearer.

Changes in temperature cause the crystal to reflect different wavelengths of light which changes the color of the stone.  First sold at Bonwit Teller in New York City, the Mood Ring rapidly becoming a fad in the 1970s.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

PLAID SEVENTIES PANTS!


I think these pants would look nice with the White Perforated Clogs, too!  Groovy!!
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 Core Concepts Retro Plaid Pants:

WHITE PERFORATED CLOGS!





These look so great with a pair of jeans: bell-bottom of course!  You can also wear them with a nice pair of boot-cut jeans for just about that same slightly 'retro' look.  Great for summertime, or anytime.  These are from 'Berkemann'.

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Love the Seventies!

Midi Skirts, Maxi Dresses, Granny Boots, Smiley Faces, Mood Rings, The Brady Bunch, Platform Sandals, Flower Power, Abba, Scooby Doo, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, The Bugaloos...  -  What's not to love?!!!