Tuesday, December 31, 2013

INSPIRATIONAL POSTER FROM THE 70's "TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE"


Another great inspirational poster from the 1970's.  

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life."  

This is a really good thing to remember, especially as we're starting into a New Year:


"The Lord's mercies...fail not. They are new every morning."   - Lamentations 3:22-23

 


Monday, December 30, 2013

ADORABLE 1974 AVON PLASTIC WORM IN APPLE SOLID PERFUME FRAGRANCE COLLECTOR'S PIN

ADORABLE 1974 AVON PLASTIC WORM IN APPLE SOLID PERFUME FRAGRANCE COLLECTOR'S PIN.

COVER FLIPS OPEN TO REVEAL A PAN FOR SOLID PERFUME -  I'M GUESSING THAT IT USED TO BE 'GREEN APPLE' SCENT!

 

Sunday, December 29, 2013

70'S SMALL WORLD SOLID PERFUME PINS


Avon Small World Solid Perfume Pins from the 1970's



Avon Small World Solid Perfume Pin from the 1970's.  3-in-1 fun: A pin, a doll, and perfume!
 



An adorable 'Hawaiian' version of the Small World pins.  The face flips open to reveal a pan of solid perfume.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

LEATHER LACE-UP WIDE BUTTERFLY BELT & RED STRAW FLOPPY HAT CIRCA 1970's



As promised, here is a re-post from last time (about the dress) with detail on the belt and hat.

In the 1970's, butterflies, leather and lace-up styles were 'in'.  This belt has them all.


With wide belts being back in fashion, it's easy to find many similar styles available today.


As for the 'floppy' hat, anything in a natural fiber - such as straw - was popular in the 70's.


Wide-brim straw hats are still very popular today, especially for wearing at the beach, etc.


 

Friday, December 27, 2013

RETRO 70's GHILLIE-TIE LACE-UP OXFORD SHOES

Ghillie Tie Oxford Pump circa 1970s by Mademoiselle.  Fashion shoe in red / rust suede.  Lace up dress heel shoes.  So beautiful!


Thursday, December 26, 2013

SMOCKED PUFF SLEEVE MAXI DRESS



Beautiful floral Maxi Dress from the 1970's.  Ruffled puffy sleeves, high collar, and smocked stitching.

So many great fashion elements going on here with the addition of the wide belt and floppy hat.


I'm going to have to do another post just for the red straw hat and lace-up butterfly belt!


Sweet, innocent look from the early 70's. 


With the return of the Maxi Dress to the fashion scene, it's available once again...



 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

AVON SWEET HONESTY AD FROM 1974 WITH PAM DAWBER FROM MORK & MINDY!


































AVON still makes their Sweet Honesty perfume and cologne mist fragrance. Blooming with honey, citrus and vanilla. It's the perfect first, and a favorite to hold onto for years.

With a light floral scent, it's a perfect first fragrance for teens and pre-teens. Beautiful, feminine scent that evokes flowers and honey. Sweet - and honest!


Sunday, August 4, 2013

BONNE BELL LIP SMACKERS AD CIRCA 1970s SODA POP & CANDY FLAVORS!


    "Hooray for Lip Smackers! Not only are they the original humongous lip gloss, but they're the tastiest too..." 

 Fun, delicious flavors, and still available in:
  • Lemon Lime Rush, Kiwi Berry Crush, Strawberry Scoop, Cherry Berry Ball
  • Vanilla Ice, Melon Extreme, Power Punch, Cool Strawberry Orange
  • Coca Cola, Barq's Root Beer, Fanta Orange, Nehi Grape, 7-Up 
  • Skittles 'Rainbow of Fruit Flavors' Candy! 
 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Dr. Scholl's Original Exercise Sandal - Available Again!

Dr. Scholl's Original Exercise Sandal available again in sizes 5-11!  I just received a pair today, and they feel even better than I had ever imagined! 

Details:
  • leather
  • Rubber sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1 1/2"
  • Platform measures approximately 1"
  • Leather upper
  • Adjustable buckle, toe crest
  • Sculptured wood with a 
  • raised toe crest
  • Rubber traction outsole
  • Part of the Original collection


 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sara (Zerah) Smile - ^_^





"Sara Smile" is the title of a song written and recorded by American musical duo Hall & Oates.  It was released in January 1976 as the second single from their album Daryl Hall & John Oates.

The song was the group's first Top 10 hit in the US, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100.  Lyrics adapted here for Zerah:



Sara (Zerah) Smile -   ^_^
Baby hair with a woman's eyes
I can feel you watchin' in the night
All alone with me, we're waiting for the sunlight
When I feel cold, you warm me
And when I feel I can't go on, you come and hold me
It's you... And me forever

Zerah Smile
Won't you smile a while for me
Zerah

If you feel like leaving you know you can go
But why don't you stay until tomorrow?
If you wanna be free, you know, all ya' got to do is say so
And when you feel cold, I'll warm you
And when you feel you can't go on, I'll come and hold you
It's you... And me forever
Zerah Smile
Won't you smile a while for me (Rep)
Smile a while, won't you laugh and sing
Stop makin' me crazy, Smile a while...


Monday, April 1, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

NOTHING WORTH HAVING COMES EASY!

An example of one of the great posters of the 70's with encouraging and inspirational sayings.

This poster is a memorable version of the sayings of many great persons in history:


"Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work."   - Booker T. Washington 

"Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty... I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led diffcult lives and led them well."  - Theodore Roosevelt

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."    - Jesus Christ

"...We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God."   That's worth having!  - Acts 14:22

 


Saturday, March 30, 2013

GRANNY SQUARES!!

GRANNY SQUARE VESTS

Love 70's Sweater Vests, and Granny Squares?   This would be the vest for you!
Fun, joyous, warm, vintage and nostalgic.  What more could you want?   Perfect!


Saturday, March 23, 2013

RED ZINGER TEA - INTRODUCED IN 1972!

From the Celestial Seasonings Website:

“There's no mistaking a Zinger! We introduced Red Zinger in 1972, and nothing around here has been the same since. The zing comes from a blend of tart and tangy Chinese hibiscus and fruity Thai hibiscus, balanced by cool, refreshing peppermint and the unique, earthy sweetness of wild cherry bark. Try this perennial favorite on ice!"
—Charlie Baden, Celestial Seasonings Blendmaster

Red Zinger Caffeine Free Herbal Tea . 100% Natural — This product contains all-natural ingredients and flavors, and no artificial colors or preservatives.

Red Zinger was introduced in 1972, and nothing at Celestial Seasonings has been the same since. The success of this uniquely flavored blend gave birth to a full line of Zinger teas, and Red Zinger has remained a Celestial Seasonings favorite for more than 30 years. The trademark “zing” comes from a combination of tart and tangy Chinese hibiscus and fruity Thai hibiscus,while lemongrass provides a lemony sweetness that helps balance the tartness.For a refreshing twist, try this perennial favorite on ice!


INGREDIENTS: Hibiscus, Rosehips, Peppermint, West Indian Lemongrass, Orange Peel, Natural Flavors, Lemon Myrtle, Licorice and Wild Cherry Bark.



Monday, March 4, 2013

OUR HOUSE...



Our House - In the Middle of the Street...
(Miss it)

'Theme Song' from MADNESS - an English ska band from London, which was formed in 1976.  It was one of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Their hit song Our House was released in 1982.



Thursday, February 28, 2013

MR. YUK COMMERCIAL SONG LYRICS 1971

 

Mr. Yuk Song Lyrics:

Muhahahahahaha...

Mr. Yuk is mean
Mr. Yuk is green!

Home is full of lots of things that children shouldn't touch.
Home is full of bad things that can hurt you very much
Now there's a man whose face is green that you ought to get to know
He'll warn you when danger's coming fast or slow.

Get to know his face
In every single place
When you see it you'll know quick
Things marked yuk make you sick

Sick sick sick
Sick sick sick
Mr. Yuk is mean
Mr. Yuk is green

Muhahahahahaha.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

WOODSY OWL THEME SONG FROM THE 1970's



Woodsy Owl - bringing 'cute' to environmentalism since 1971!

T.V. Commercial Theme Song:

Give a hoot... don't pollute,

Never be a dirty bird...


In the city or in the woods...


Please keep America looking good!




Friday, January 18, 2013

EARLY 70's WOMEN'S FASHION



This picture shows a nice variety of fashions for women from the early 70's:

Double Leather Headband, Floral Mini-Dress, Love Beads, Cuffed 'Hot Pants', Colorful Jeans Jacket, Shiny Leather Boots, Velvet Maxi Coat-Dress, Midriff Vest, Braided Leather Belt, Large Brass Buckles, Ribbon Choker Necklace, Mary-Janes, Suede Boots, Butterflies, Ghillie-Ties, Granny Laces, Gauchos, Midi-Skirts, and a Leather Floppy Hat...



Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CLEAR LUCITE WATCHES...


These clear lucite watches were a big fad of the 1970's.  Both the watch case and band were clear.  Very cool and retro.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

MAXI COATS: KEEPING WARM IN THE EARLY 70'S

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PICTURES OF MIDI- AND MAXI-COAT FASHION FROM TEEN MAGAZINE, DECEMBER 1972. "BRRR...IT'S COLD, TAKE COVER!"

Monday, January 7, 2013

70's BLACKLIGHT POSTERS

There is something very tranquil and mysterious about a nice black-light poster.  Many 'psychedelic'  rooms of the 1970's were decorated with at least one of these.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

FUN FONDUE GET-TOGETHERS IN THE 1970's


A get-together with friends and family in the 1970's often meant gathering around the fondue pot!  Dipping large cubes of bread into something warm and melted was a nice, cozy way to spend a winter evening meal.

 Vintage Fondue Cookbook from 1970 by Potpourri Press.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY BALLOONS!!


Happy Anniversary!!  Thanks for balloons ... See you this afternoon!
XXOOXX...  Happy 26th!  Love you!  Love you, too!  Thanks for the 'sign' : )  This balloon picture had 2+6 Balloons!!  Love the bright 70's colors!!!


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

TIMES SQUARE: NEW YEAR'S EVE IN THE 1970s



Dick Clark's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" premiered in 1973.  


Photo of what the Times Square Ball looked like in 1978.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

TINSEL CHRISTMAS TREES


"For a blast from the past, deck your halls with these gleaming Sparkler Trees inspired by the aluminum trees from yesteryear.  Still available today in a variety of colors!"