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Monday, 2 December 2013

postheadericon It's Cyber Monday!


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Thursday, 28 November 2013

postheadericon A Thanksgiving Surprise from Stylish Vintage Baby

 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from Stylish Vintage Baby - Are You Ready for a Surprise?

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

postheadericon Holiday Gift Ideas from Stylish Vintage Baby


It's almost the end of November which means Thanksgiving is coming up quickly and the holiday season is on its' way! So now is a good time to make sure you don't miss anyone on your holiday list including the little ones.

Stylish Vintage Baby has some great Holiday Gift ideas so please join us on Pinterest to browse for inspiration or check out our Holiday Gifts section on our website.


Seasons Greetings from Stylish Vintage Baby!

Browse through our Holiday Gift Ideas and pick out darling vintage baby girls dresses, dainty little shoes, vintage baby boys outfits, classic baby accessories, and vintage nursery and playroom furniture perfect for babies and toddlers.


Friday, 11 October 2013

postheadericon Ideas for Vintage Halloween Costumes


Ideas for Vintage Halloween Costumes

Halloween is coming soon. Here are some great vintage-inspired costume ideas:

If you want to dress in a vintage costume from the 1920s, you could go as:

  • Flapper
  • Barbershop Quartet
  • Cigarette Girl
  • Gatsby Girl

If you would like to put together a vintage costume inspired by the 1950s, what about...

  • Soda Shop Sweetie
  • Elvis Presley
  • Greaser
  • Rockabilly Rebel
  • Starlet
  • Varsity Vixen

Costume props:

  • Sideburns
  • Beehive
  • Poodle Skirt
  • Patch Letter Jacket
  • Sock Hop
  • Eton Jacket
  • Leather Jacket
  • Skinny Black Tie
  • White Jumpsuit
  • Pompadour Wig
  • Rock and Roll Glasses
  • Cat-eye Rhinestone Glasses

To look like you stepped out of the 1960s, you could dress up for Halloween as a...

  • Blonde Bombshell
  • Flower Child
  • Go Go Dress
  • Flower Power
  • Woodstock Diva
  • Love Child
  • Go Go Boots
  • Hippie Chick
  • Cheerleader
  • Sonny & Cher
  • Disco King

Props for your vintage Halloween costume:

  • Bell Bottoms
  • Peace Signs
  • Hippie Wig
  • Afro Wig

Here are some ideas for 1970s vintage style Halloween costumes:

  • Dancing Queen
  • Boogie Babe
  • Disco Queen and King

Props for your costume:
  • Disco Ball
  • Polyester
  • Flared Pants

If you want to put together a vintage-style 1980s Halloween costume, you could choose:

  • Headbanger
  • Valley Girl
  • Hair Band Maniac
  • Heartbreak Rocker
  • Band Groupie
  • Rock Vixen
  • Rock Star
  • Rock God

Props for your vintage-inspired costume:


  • Zebra-print Pants
  • Plaid Skirt
  • Safety Pins
  • Black Lace
  • Metal
  • Neon Bracelets
  • Fishnet Gloves
  • Slot Glasses

Whatever you and your kids decide to dress up as, use your creativity and have fun.

Happy Halloween!
Wednesday, 25 September 2013

postheadericon Stylish Vintage Baby Presents... Tips For Preserving and Storing Vintage Clothing


Stylish Vintage Baby Presents... Tips For Preserving and Storing Vintage Clothing
Heirloom Preservation Bag

Here are some tips for preserving and storing your vintage baby clothing and special occasion sets:

Tip #1: Use Cotton Heirloom Preservation Bags For Storage

Tip #2: Hand Wash With An Enzymatic Cleaner

Tip #3: Use a Dark, Dry Closet or Cedar Chest for Storage

Tip #4: Mothballs Are Dangerous

You can safely and effectively repel moths with the use of natural repellants including...

  • fresh cedar

  • lavandin
  • lemongrass
  • mint

If your storage closet or chest smells of mothballs try lightly sanding and then using one of these safe and effective deodorizers:

  • dry coffee grounds
  • charcoal briquettes
  • newspaper
  • aromatic cedar blocks or chips

For those who love vintage baby clothing and special occasion garments, these tips can help you to preserve and store your vintage treasures for many years to come. To read the full version of this article on our website please see: Tips For Preserving and Storing Vintage Clothing


Monday, 23 September 2013

postheadericon Stylish Vintage Baby Presents: Special Occasion Outfits for Baby



Special Occasion Outfits for Baby
Cotton & Lace Gown

When a baby is born it is a time of great joy and many special events and observances take place during the first year of life - homecoming, meeting the family, religious ceremonies, birthday parties and more!

With your little one being the center of attention, this is your chance to show off your fashion sense in true vintage style.

Stylish Vintage Baby's latest article 'Special Occasions Outfits for Baby' will give you lots of tips and suggestions for choosing the best baby outfits for every special day.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013

postheadericon Cleaning Tips For Preserving Vintage Clothing


Cleaning Tips For Preserving Vintage Clothing

Vintage baby clothing is constructed from high quality materials that are known for their ability to withstand the test of time. To keep your treasured baby garments in optimum condition, there are advised methods for washing and cleaning to preserve these precious clothing items for many years.

Review some tips and tricks for keeping your vintage baby clothing in great shape with gentle washing procedures in Stylish Vintage Baby's article:

Cleaning Tips For Preserving Vintage Clothing

As well, have a look at our Quick Guide to Lulla Smith Fabrics


Friday, 13 September 2013

postheadericon Stylish Vintage Baby Presents: It's All In a Day's Work... for Toddlers!


Stylish Vintage Baby Presents: It's All In a Day's Work... for Toddlers!

Even toddlers can help with household chores if you keep the tasks simple and fun. The earlier that children learn to help out at home, the easier it will be for them to complete chores on their own, in the future. Chore time can be fun if you complete tasks together with some music to motivate you. Make a game of completing dreary tasks and enjoy this time with your little ones. Keep in mind that children tend to have short attention spans, so you can set a timer and make a race of completing some tasks like cleaning up toys or putting dirty clothing in the hamper. You can encourage this positive behavior by providing your child with their own miniature vacuum cleaner, toy brooms, dustpans and aprons. When you take the time to make work fun, it doesn't even seem like work and it is a great way to interact with your children.

Here are some simple, toddler-appropriate chores that you can try out with your little ones:

  • Picking up toys, books and clothing
  • Feeding & caring for the family pet
  • Wiping up spills & messes
  • Dusting
  • Carrying & putting away grocery items
  • Setting & clearing the table
  • Making the bed
  • Raking leaves
  • Shoveling snow

You can encourage your child to do chores according to their age and ability with the use of chore charts. Marking completed chores each day with a sticker, a check mark or a magnet is a simple way of tracking your child's successful completion of each task and it never hurts to reward good behavior with a trip to the local park, the library or even an ice cream treat. When you reinforce positive behavior with a reward, your child will grow to appreciate the value of hard work!


Thursday, 12 September 2013

postheadericon Wearing Vintage With Style

If you want to incorporate vintage style into your everyday wardrobe or you want to adopt a vintage look for a special occasion, it's important to find the proper balance. You need to blend just the right amount of vintage and contemporary elements to add that special vintage charm to your outfit. The key is to not go overboard or end up looking like you're wearing a costume.

Vintage Gloves
For tips on Wearing Vintage With Style check out our article!
Tuesday, 10 September 2013

postheadericon Father Knows Best: Instilling Vintage Values In Your Kids

Stylish Vintage Baby loves all things vintage including vintage values. Children with a strong character are better equipped for handling issues like bullying and resisting negative influences. When parents work to instill timeless values foundational to character development, children grow up with a positive value system, allowing them to grow into happier people and better citizens. 
 
Some parents think that it's too early to teach values to a toddler or preschooler, but research shows that these values can be instilled in children before their fifth birthday and it is possible to make them stick.


What are some of the key foundational values to help build your child's character?

  • Kindness, compassion & empathy
  • Gratitude, forgiveness & honesty
  • Integrity, patience & confidence
  • Responsibility, generosity & determination
  • Openness, fairness & confidence

How can parents instill these values in their children?

  • Model the behavior in everyday life and teach by example.
  • Get your child involved in community endeavors and volunteer work.
  • Show respect for authority.
  • Apologize and make amends when the need arises.
  • Talk to your children and openly share your emotions.
  • Set boundaries, communicate expectations and set limits.
Monday, 9 September 2013

postheadericon Stylish Vintage Baby Presents... Lulla Smith's Vintage Luxury Couture Designs


Stylish Vintage Baby is proud to offer the vintage luxury couture designs of Lulla Smith. Lulla Smith has earned a truly luminous following - from real life royal princes and princesses to Hollywood royalty like Courteney Cox & David Arquette, and superstar couple Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes. Choose from gorgeous Dupioni Silk, rich Silk Velvet, natural Organic Fleece, quality Laundered Linen, hand-embroidered Silk Organza and vintage Seersucker. You will definitely find the perfect little nest for your sweet baby in this gorgeous collection! Here is a quick guide to the luxurious fabrics used in Lulla Smith's designs:

http://stylishvintagebaby.com/pages/GuideToLullaSmithFabrics.htm


 
Saturday, 7 September 2013

postheadericon Stylish Vintage Baby Presents: Penny Candies & Vintage Treats


Stylish Vintage Baby Presents: Penny Candies & Vintage Treats

Did you know that 65% of candy bars currently in production have been around for more than 60 years? How many vintage candies from years gone by were your childhood favorites? You may be surprised by how many old fashioned candies are still just as popular as they were in the past.

Vintage Candy: Pre 1920s

  • Beemans Gum
  • Butterfingers
  • Canada Mints
  • Candy Corn
  • Black Jack Gum
  • Charms
  • Chiclets
  • Doublemint Gum
  • Goo Goo Clusters
  • Good & Plenty
  • Hershey's Chocolate
  • Juicy Fruit Gum
  • King Leo Soft Peppermint
  • Lifesavers
  • Moon Pie
  • Necco Wafers
  • Sen Sen
  • Switzer's Licorice
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Toblerone
  • Whirly Pops
  • Werther's Original Hard Candies

1920s Vintage Candy:

  • Abba Zabba
  • Baby Ruth
  • BB Bats
  • Bit-o-Honey
  • Bridge Mix
  • Charleston Chews
  • Black Cow
  • Charms
  • Chuckles
  • Clove Gum
  • Dubble Bubble
  • Dum Dum Pops
  • Goldenberg's Peanut Chews
  • JuJubes
  • Kits Taffy
  • Milk Duds
  • Milky Way
  • Mounds
  • Oh Henry!
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  • Sixlets
  • Slo Pokes
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers
  • Teaberry Gum
  • Unicorn Pops
  • U-No
  • Wax Lips, Fangs & Moustaches
  • Zero

1950s Vintage Candy:

  • Atomic Fireballs
  • Boston Baked Beans
  • Bubble Gum Cigarettes
  • Candy Necklace
  • Good n' Plenty Licorice
  • Hot Tamales
  • Tootsie Pop

1970s Vintage Candy:

  • Appleheads
  • Bazooka Bubble Gum
  • Fun Dip (Lik M Aid)
  • Pixy Stix
  • Pop Rocks
  • Ring Pop

Discontinued Vintage Candy:

  • Abba Zabba Chocolates
  • Chicken Dinner Candy Bar
  • Dr. Pepper Gum
  • Gatorade Gum
  • Pepsin Gum
  • Wax Fingernails, Harmonicas and Moustaches
  • Whistle Pops
  • Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Bar

Banned & Controversial Candy:

  • Kinder Eggs: This German candy egg with a milk chocolate shell, white chocolate layer and hollow center containing a toy has been banned in the USA and deemed a choking hazard with fears that the small parts contained in the plastic capsule could be dangerous to children under the age of three. In fact, the USA has banned any candy containing non-food items like small toys.
  • Candy Cigarettes: (banned in Finland, Norway, Ireland, Turkey and Saudi Arabia)
  • Lollipipe: (real pipe classed as 'candy' rather than 'paraphernalia')
  • Road Kill Gummis: (Kraft halted production in response to outcry by animal rights activists)
  • Valentine's Candy Hearts: (banned in some schools)
  • Maoam Candy: (caused a huge uproar in England due to suggestive imagery on the packaging)


Friday, 6 September 2013

postheadericon Stylish Vintage Baby's Hottest Vintage Baby Names for 2013

As the saying goes, history has a habit of repeating itself and baby naming trends are no different in this regard. In 2013, many parents who love to add a vintage flair to every area of life are jumping on the bandwagon and choosing vintage monikers for their little ones that harken to days gone by. This is especially the case with hipster parents who are leading the way in picking out nostalgic baby names. 
 

If you have a little one on the way, check out some of these great vintage baby names suggestions from Stylish Vintage Baby. You will find a great mix of some of the hottest names topping the charts and some other up-and-coming vintage names to add to your list:
 
Vintage Baby Girls Names:

Onesie Combed Cotton Long Sleeved
  • Mollie
  • Evelyn
  • Pearl
  • Olive
  • Dixie
  • Clementine
  • Matilda
  • Cora
  • Scarlett
  • Quinn
  • Marlowe
  • Odette
  • Penelope
  • Eloise
  • Ada
  • Florence
  • Josie
  • Millie
  • Elsie
  • Amelia
  • Ruby
  • Mavis
Vintage Baby Boys Names:

Onesie Combed Cotton Short Sleeved
  • Harry
  • Mason
  • Sterling
  • Elijah
  • Graham
  • Murray
  • Walter
  • Neville
  • Frankie
  • Arthur
  • Darcy
  • Hugo
  • Tommy
  • Bobby
  • Alfie
  • Archie
  • Charlie
  • Freddy
  • Royal
  • Finnegan
  • Wilder
Thursday, 5 September 2013

postheadericon Stylish Vintage Baby Presents... Vintage Toys for Today's Vintage Nursery


Stylish Vintage Baby Presents... Vintage Toys for Today's Vintage Nursery

Feelings of nostalgia are often stirred when thinking of childhood games and the toys we loved most. Whether a teddy bear missing an eye, a baby doll with real hair or a vintage wagon, the antics our imaginations conjured could very well rival any video game.

The wonderful thing about vintage toys is that they never lose their appeal. You may discover pre-loved treasures in grandma's attic, in a novelty shop or amongst online collections. These can become beloved playthings for your own children and they also make unique decorative accessories for your vintage nursery or playroom.

Vintage Toy Wheelbarrows


Although we might think of a wheelbarrow as a garden accessory, toy wheelbarrows provided hours of fun to children in days gone by. Not only can children use them to help with gardening chores, they can also be used to wheel around dolls and transport toys from one location to another.

As well, a vintage toy wheelbarrow can be added to your nursery to hold books, stuffed animals and other small toys, adding a vintage flair to your decor. You can usually find vintage toy wheelbarrows in a variety of materials including wicker, wood and painted tin.

Vintage Tricycles


Tricycles are still very popular amongst youngsters who are not yet ready to ride a bicycle. Vintage tricycles are usually feature an oversized front wheel with two smaller wheels on each side at the back with a step for a friend to go along for the ride.

While today's tricycles are usually made from a combination of plastic and aluminum, vintage tricycles were usually crafted from heavier type metal painted in a variety of colors, the most classic being cherry red.

A vintage tricycle can also be used to add vintage style to your nursery or playroom, with some being used as a planter for non-toxic plants or floral arrangements where the seat would normally be.

Vintage Hobby Horses

There may be no other children's nursery toy that captures vintage beauty better than the old fashioned hobby horse also referred to in some Mother Goose rhymes as a cock horse. Consisting of a long stick with a horse's head crafted from wood or fabric on one end and possibly a pair of reins, this child's riding toy was particularly popular in the days before automobiles.

A hobby horse would make a great addition to any vintage nursery or playroom especially when fashioned from high quality materials including solid wood, wool and handcrafted leather detailing.

Vintage Rocking Horse


The rocking horse is a classic children's toy that has stood the test of time. Many rocking horses found in toy stores today are simply shaped and crafted from synthetic materials, however, this was not always in the case. In the past, attention was given to truly capturing the equine form and character resulting in some fine works of art. In fact, some collectors dedicate a good deal of time to restoring vintage rocking horses to their original state of class, beauty and elegance.

Whether you opt for a vintage-style recreation or a true vintage collector's piece, a rocking horse is a classic addition to any vintage nursery or playroom.

Vintage Bob Skates

Vintage bob skates harken the days of fresh air, rosy cheeks and hours spent gliding on a frozen pond. Bob skates are often nothing more than a double pair of blades that affix with leather straps to the bottom of a child's winter boots. They provide more stability than classic ice skates and are sometimes adjustable to adapt to children's growing feet. Whether your youngster wants to try them out on the ice rink or you prefer to use them as a decorate piece, vintage bob skates are a lovely bit of nostalgia from a past era.

Safety

Safety regulations in the past were not as stringent as the ones that are in place today, so it's important to always keep safety in mind with vintage toys. Be alert to any small parts that could be a potential choking hazard and keep in mind that the paint used on vintage toys could contain lead. If you are concerned about the safety of a particular vintage toy, it might be best to use as a decorative item only.

Also, use caution when cleaning vintage toys. Cotton swabs or old toothbrushes can be used to remove dirt in deep crevasses and cracks but be sure to use gloves and eye protection when using bleach to whiten older rubber or vinyl items to avoid injury.

You can recapture the delight of your childhood and free the imagination of your little ones with classic vintage toys from yesterday. These toys never lose their appeal and will capture the hearts of the whole family!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

postheadericon Word From The Bird & Other Vintage Slang (1920s to 1950s)


Word From The Bird & Other Vintage Slang (1920s to 1950s)

Slang words and terms are often used by the young in certain social cultures and time periods. Although these words and expressions are not considered standard, the use of such informal language is still considered acceptable when used in a social setting especially by the young trendsetters of the day. Once a slang word or phrase becomes mainstream, the younger crowd tends to move on.

Here are some vintage slang words and their meanings. Some sound downright goofy while others are still in use today:

Slang Term: Meaning:

alligators: swing fans or dancers
ankle biter: a small child
bee's knees: extraordinary; the ultimate
breezer: a convertible automobile
cash: a kiss
cat: a hip person
chariot: a car
cheaters: eyeglasses
cherry: very attractive
clam: a dollar
dig: to understand, to approve
dillinger: fantastic
fire extinguisher: a chaperone
flick: a movie
frolic: dance
fuddy duddy: an old fashioned, uptight person
giggle water: alcohol
ground grippers: shoes
handcuff: engagement ring
iron: a motorcycle
jalopy: an old car
lettuce: money
orchid: an expensive item
pinch: to arrest
pulleys: suspenders
ragamuffin: a dirty or disheveled person
sinker: a donut
spiffy: an elegant appearance
threads: clothing
tomato: a female
whoopee: to have a good time
Tuesday, 3 September 2013

postheadericon What Is A Moses Basket?


Stylish Vintage Baby is pleased to offer a gorgeous selection of Lulla Smith Vintage Luxury Moses Baskets perfect for welcoming your newborn! A Moses basket is a lightweight, portable and secure baby bassinet complete with blanket and pillow, which is used to keep your newborn safe and always by your side.



Lulla Smith Vintage Luxury Moses Baskets make great baby shower gifts and you can find a gorgeous selection online at Stylish Vintage Baby!

If you would like to find out how Moses baskets got their name and why they are so popular please read our article:

What Is A Moses Basket?

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Saturday, 31 August 2013

postheadericon Stylish Vintage Baby Presents: The Cloth vs. Disposable Diaper Debate


Stylish Vintage Baby Presents: The Cloth vs. Disposable Diaper Debate


Most new parents are faced with the decision of whether to use cloth or disposable diapers for their newborn babies and sometimes it's difficult to determine which option to go with. The following chart breaks down the pros and cons of both disposable and cloth diapers, so that you can make the choice that's best suited to your lifestyle, budget and the needs of your little one.

Keep in mind that there is no right or wrong answer and some parents even decide to use both. Whatever you choose, be confident that your decision is what's best for your family and enjoy the precious-but-fleeting years when diapers are a daily concern.

DISPOSABLE DIAPERS

Pros:

  • convenient
  • easy to change
  • sized according to baby's weight and age for best fit
  • traveling is easy
  • ultra-absorbent (fewer changes)
  • wetness is kept away from skin
  • less prone to leaks

Cons:

  • disposable diapers contain dyes and gels
  • possibility of allergic reaction
  • do not decompose in landfills
  • may slow down potty training since toddlers don't feel wet
  • more expensive than cloth (if no diaper service is used)
Friday, 30 August 2013

postheadericon Tips For Creating a Vintage Style Nursery the Stylish Vintage Baby Way!


What better way to welcome a new baby than with the sweet, soft nostalgia of vintage nursery decor? When you choose the superiority of quality textiles, custom-made craftsmanship and the elegant designs of past eras you know that your choices will stand the test of time since vintage never goes out of style!

StylishVintage Baby offers a beautiful selection of vintage nursery furniture, bedding, accessories and decor items. Use your creativity to mix-and-match an eclectic blend of old world nostalgia with a high-end, quality for a gorgeous, finished vintage nursery!

Looking for ways to find inspiration, choose your color palette and choose just the right items for your vintage baby nursery decor?

Then check out our article:

Sorrento Crib Linens

Gingham and Percale Hangers
Cinderella Bright Idea Chandelier
Thursday, 29 August 2013

postheadericon So, What Is 'Vintage', anyway?

Manhattan Crib Linens
The term 'vintage' is used to describe clothing, furniture, art and decor that accurately represents the iconic styling of various design eras from late Victorian to mid-century modern. Since the 1990s, there has been an increased interest in all things vintage, around the globe. Vintage items appeal to those who value individuality, high quality craftsmanship and elaborately detailed intricacies fashioned from high end textiles and materials.

Want to find out more? Check out our article on the topic: What Is Vintage?