Sunday, 25 November 2012

Great Spring Grouse Shoot!

Weeeell....Clay pigeon really.
I enjoyed myself immensely, it was my first time shooting and it was an absolute blast! =D

My ensemble for the day =)

Keeping score.

My turn! ;)

The wonderful picnic after! 

A thimbleful more? Don't mind if I do! ;)

A wonderful day with wonderful company! =)

I'll be back with more updates and pics.
Toodle Pip for now!

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Brands Then and Now - Confectionery

With Halloween looming on the near horizon, I thought this was an appropriate post in my line of 
'Brands- Then and Now' series. 
Some authentic confectionery for you to consider for you Vintage Halloween party or Trick or Treat! ;)

Early 30's ad for Mackintosh's. source

And another, because isn't this just too sweet! Source

Coca Cola 1936. source

Coca Cola. source

1930s Aero wrapper. source

1930s Aero. source

The Mars bar was created in 1932, however this is a 40s advert. Source

One from the 30s Source

The Kit Kat, originally called Rowntree Chocolate Crisp was changed in 1937 to Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp.

I couldn't find an ad from the 30's so here's one from the 50's.Source
Below however is a pic of girls making Reese's peanut butter cups from 1935. Source  

And to cap it off, one from the old homeland ;)
Ad for Whittaker's chocolate toffees 1932. Source
Whittaker's delivery truck 1938. (Same source)

Whittaker's Wellington staff 1930's. (same source)

There is a wonderful article on Whittaker's, one of NZ's oldest and favourite confectionery companies at Long white kid blog. Do have a look!

This is just a sample, there are of course many many many more!

For another article on 20s and 30s Halloween food check out this article at The Depression Kitchen Blog!


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

20's and 30's Halloween Costume Inspiration

Can't think of what to wear for that vintage Halloween party?
Here's some inspiration to titivate your creative juices! ;)

For more inspiration and a very interesting post, do check out The Painted Woman blog!

(Warning: Picture heavy!)

For a pin up style. Source

Or for something a little rique ;) Source

And for the the kids (aren't they just adorable!) =D Source

Absolutely love this pic =) Source

Don't you just love how much creativity they had, both in choosing and making their costumes!
Nowadays it is sadly reduced to witches/ghost/ghouls etc. you don't see people dressing up as 'Winter' or one of my favs from above, 'The  Spirit of St Louis'!

Over at The Painted Woman blog at the bottom of the article is a list of movies based in the 30's featuring fancy dress if you want to see some in action! 

Hope you enjoyed the ensemble of pics!