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Merry Vintage!

Modern Thinking Vintage Living

ModernVintageMagazine.com


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IN THIS ISSUE

Contents

SEPT-OCT 2012 | EDITION 4 | MODERNVINTAGEMAGAZINE.COM P5

Merry Christmas Pinup Beauties

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Best of Books

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Competition Time: Signed Kirsties Vintage Home

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Cover Star: Cherry Menlove

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Vintage Finds

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Deck the Halls: With Vintage Folly

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Competition: DotCom Giftshop

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Homemade: Cookie Jars

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Lipstick and Curls: The Classic Smokey Eye

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Gift Ideas for Ladies

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Gift Ideas for Gents

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Gift Ideas for Children

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Readers Pinups

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Readers Vintage Images

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Art Deco Heaven

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Thank You

P12 Cover Star Cherry Menlove

P34 Gift ideas

P5 Christmas pin ups


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Hello...

HELLO THERE, ARE YOU READY FOR CHRISTMAS? NO? NEITHER AM I. I’M NOT SURE THAT ANYONE IS EVER REALLY READY AND THOSE WHO SAY THEY ARE, WELL I THINK THEY’RE MAKING IT UP...OR THEY’RE JUST ODD! SO DON’T WORRY TOO MUCH, IT’S BEST TO REMEMBER THAT THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS IS A STORY OF LOVE, FAITH AND COURAGE. THREE THINGS THAT SADLY YOU CAN’T BUY ONLOINE AND WON’T FIT UNDER THE TREE. IF YOU AREN’T FEELING CHRISTMASY YET,FEATURE WRITER RACHEL PALMER PUTS HER BLOGGING HAT ON AND SHOWS US HOW SHE’LL BE GETTING INTO THE FESTIVE SPIRIT, CHERRY MENLOVE SHOWS US INSIDE HER SCRUMPTIOUS HOME AND THE PIN UP LADIES DO WHAT THEY DO BEST AND GET DRESSED UP FOR THE

HOLIDAYS. IF YOU’RE STILL STRUGGLING TO FIND GIFTS, WE MAY HAVE FOUND JUST THE THING IN OUR GIFT GUIDE! 2012 HAS BEEN QUITE A YEAR FOR THE TEAM AT MVM, BUT I THINK WE’VE FOUND OUR FEET: WE’VE CERTAINLY FOUND OUR READERS!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT THIS YEAR, WE HOPE WE’VE CREATED A MAGAZINE THAT GIVES YOUWHAT YOU WANT. THERE ARE SOME HUGE THINGS TO COME IN 2013, WE HOPE YOU’LL BE COMING ALONG FOR THE RIDE WITH US. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND ALL GOOD WISHES IN THE NEW YEAR. ED X

In this issue...

editors top picks from this edition P18

Vintage Finds All the treasures from the past that have made their way into your homes

P16 P10

Competition Win a signed copy of Kirstie’s new book.

P20

P30

Vintage Folly Christmas Finding and keeping the festive spirit.

Lipstick and Curls

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Competition Win gorgeous 50s inspired decorations from the Dot Com Gift Shop

Handmade Some great ideas for simple hand made Christmas presents.

Show us how to create the perfect smoky eye for all your parties .


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Merry Christmas Pin ups Beauties!

We love you ladies & hope you have a fabulous Christmas. x

COURTESY OF GEMMA CULLEN

COURTESY OF KIMMY KAT

COURTESY OF SCARLET IRIS

COURTESY OF FRANTIC ABOUT FRANCIS.


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Best of Books

WE ARE BIG FANS OF GRANNY CHIC! THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS ADORABLE BOOK IS THAT SO MANY OF THE CRAFT PROJECTS (OR ‘RECIPES’) CAN BE PRODUCED USING REMNANTS. IN FACT, THE BOOKS CREATORS, BLOGGERS TIF FUSSELL AND RACHELLE BLONDEL, ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE ‘SCRAP BOX’. USING SMALL PIECES OF FABRIC AND ODDS AND ENDS FROM LARGER PROJECTS, THEY MANAGE TO COVER EVERYTHING FROM A LAMPSHADE TO THE INSIDE OF A CARAVAN THERE IS SOMETHING INCREDIBLY AUTHENTIC ABOUT THE STYLING USED AND THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE EASY TO FOLLOW. THIS IS QUITE A SUBSTANTIAL BOOK, IT’S BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED AND WOULD MAKE A FANTASTIC GIFT FOR LOVERS OF VINTAGE, CRAFT AND FABRIC.


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Best of Books

MOLLIE MAKES CHRISTMAS WOULD MAKE A FANTASTIC GIFT. ALTHOUGH IT’S A CHRISTMAS CRAFT BOOK, MANY OF THE TECHNIQUES WILL TRANSLATE WELL INTO OTHER PROJECTS FOR USE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THE IDEAS ARE VARIED, FROM CROCHET TO PAPER-CARFT, SO THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE’S TASTE. THERE ARE DECORATIONS AND GIFT IDEAS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR NOVICES AND MANY PROJECTS, INCLUDING KNITTING PATTERNS THAT WILL CHALLENGE MORE ACCOMPLISHED CRAFTERS. THIS PETITE BOOK IS GREAT VALUE AT JUST 9.99! BUY IT FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL AND KEEP YOUR FINGERS AND TOES CROSSED THAT YOU ARE THE LUCKY RECIPIENT OF THEIR CRAFTING!!


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Best of Books

WE LOVE THIS SWEET BOOK. IT CONTAINS THE FELT AND THREAD TO MAKE 15 BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. THE DESIGNS VARY IS DETAIL AND DIFFICULTY, SO THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, WHETHER YOU’RE A NOVICE OR AN EXPERT. EACH DECORATION HAS STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS AND PATTERNS THAT CAN BE TRACED OR PHOTOCOPIED, WHICH MEANS THAT YOU CAN MAKE AS MANY DECORATIONS AS YOU LIKE. IF YOU’RE FEELING REALLY GENEROUS, YOU COULD EVEN PASS THE BOOK ON TO SOMEONE ELSE TO ENJOY…..BUT ONLY IF YOU’RE FEELING REALLY GENEROUS!


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Best of Books

FILLED WITH IMAGES FROM THE 20S TO THE 60S, ALONG WITH CRAFTS & RECIPES THAT WILL BRING BACK SO MANY MEMORIES; A VERY VINTAGE CHRISTMAS IS A LOVELY LITTLE BOOK ABOUT CHRISTMAS IN 20TH CENTURY AMERICA. BUY IT IF ONLY TO SHOW YOUR CHILDREN WHAT THINGS WERE LIKE IN THE GOOD OL’ DAYS!


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Competition Time


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Win A Signed Copy!

RELEASED TO ACCOMPANY THE NEW SERIES ‘KIRSTIE’S VINTAGE HOME’, IS THE THIRD BOOK FROM KIRSTIE ALLSOPP. THE BOOK IS BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED. IT FEATURES A STYLE GUIDE OUTLINING THE VARIOUS STYLES OF 20TH CENTURY INTERIOR DESIGN, SHOPPING ADVICE AND 30 SIMPLE HANDMADE PROJECTS TO ADD A UNIQUE FLAIR TO YOUR HOME. LIKE THE PREVIOUS TWO PUBLICATIONS, THIS IS MORE OF A CRAFT BASED BOOK THAN A VINTAGE BOOK, BUT NONETHELESS IT’S LOVELY. THE PROJECTS RELATED TO UPCYCLING OLD FURNITURE, ARE PARTICULARLY INSPIRING AND VERY SIMPLY EXPLAINED. IF YOU’RE STUCK IN A RUT WITH YOUR HOME DÉCOR, THIS BOOK COULD BE JUST THE INSPIRATION YOU NEED.

WHY NOT TREAT YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE TO THIS LOVELY BOOK….OR, ENTER OUR COMPETITION FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A SIGNED COPY. TO ENTER, ALL YOU NEED TO DO, IS POST ON OUR FACEBOOK WALL WHY YOU LOVE KIRSTIE ALLSOPP. COMPETITION CLOSES ON 19TH DECEMBER 2012


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Rachel Palmer chats to rising star Cherry Menlove about Christmas, twins and what 2013 may bring!

Cherry


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IF YOU’RE AN AVID BLOG READER, CRAFTER OR KITCHEN DWELLER, YOU WILL NO DOUBT HAVE HEARD OF BLOGGER EXTRAORDINAIRE, CHERRY MENLOVE, AND IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD OF HER, WELL YOU SOON WILL!! WITH RECENT APPEARANCES IN SAINSBURY’S MAGAZINE AND EASY LIVING AND A BOOK SOON TO BE RELEASED, CHERRY’S IS A NAME YOU WILL HEAR AGAIN AND AGAIN IN 2013. WE CATCH UP WITH HER AS SHE PREPARES FOR CHRISTMAS AT HOME. FIRST THING’S FIRST....IS CHERRY MENLOVE YOUR REAL NAME? Yes! Cherry Menlove is my real name, people are always so surprised! I was named after Cherry Gillespe. She was part of a dance troupe on Top of the Pops. There were five leggy blondes and a tiny little brunette in the middle! Menlove is my family name and you can trace it back to a famous rogue who lived in Liverpool. He has a street named after him and that just happens to be the street where John Lennon was born.

Menlove


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WHAT MADE YOU START YOUR BLOG? I was looking for a product online, I can’t quite remember what it was now, probably a piece of china. The only place I could find any information was on a blog. I sat reading it for ages, I was mesmirised. It was amazing to think that this lady was in America and yet I could read all about her life, her home, her projects. I started reading lots of blogs and eventually decided to start my own. I was hooked. It opened up a whole world of creativity. I’d be wandering around Borough Market thinking ‘I could blog about that’, ‘I can’t wait to show everyone that’.

I discovered skills I never knew I possessed. WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS FROM? Anywhere and everywhere. I write often. My blog posts are just a stream of consciousness; I just start doing things and see where they go; I enjoy the process.

SHARING ONLINE ISN’T WITHOUT IT’S PITFALLS, ARE YOU GLAD YOU EMBARKED ON THIS JOURNEY? I love everything about my website and where it’s taking me. I’m quite careful about what I write. I write about my children and Husband because they are so wonderful, but I don’t want to embarrass them or deny them their privacy. My blog is a home and garden blog, not a confessional! So sometimes, when I write a post, I have a time out and decide whether I really want to hit publish!

Clockwise: Cherry’s gingerbread house, Rose and Pomegranate Christmas wreath, Gingerbread creations at Picket Fence Baking, Couture Christmas cupcakes


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‘I used to dream of an open house, one where everyone would always be welcome’ YOUR CHILDREN ARE ADORABLE! HOW HAS HAVING TWINS CHANGED YOUR HOME? It hasn’t changed how I decorate, but it has made me a lot less worried! So what if they get chocolate on the couch….the covers are washable. The walls? They can be wiped. My attitude has changed, not my style; although I must admit, there have been a few occasions where I’ve been glad that we haven’t got round to changing the carpets yet!!!

YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WEBSITE AS A HOME FROM HOME, BUT NOW YOU ARE ABOUT TO OPEN UP YOUR HOME FOR REAL!? Yes! Isn’t it exciting? I used to dream of an open house, one where everyone would always be welcome and now I’m hopefully going to get it!


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The idea of a school has been in the back of my mind for a long time. Blogging changed my life. I found skills I never knew I possesed, I’m completely self taught with everything. I do what looks nice or feels right and I love passing on skills. I wanted to do it in person. So I started cupcake decorating classes and Picket Fence Bakery was born! The first few classes were held at an outside venue, but there’s no place like home and we decided that our house would make a much better base for the new venture. So I’m currently setting up for next years classes!!

IT SOUNDS AS THOUGH YOU’VE BEEN DOING AN AWFUL LOT OF BAKING RECENTLY, WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE CAKE? I am currently obsessed with bauble cakes. They are perfectly round and just a feat of engineering! I’ll be teaching a class about them next year.

A LOT HAS HAPPENED SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED POSTING! YOU’VE ALWAYS LIKED THE IDEA OF A SCHOOL, BUT DID YOU ALWAYS INTEND TO WRITE A BOOK? It wasn’t my plan when I first set out with my blog, but I’m thrilled that my book is about to be published. I feel like I’m on an amazing journey right now; I’d happily do this for the rest of my life. I’m really lucky! Writing the book has been quite a learning curve as it’s a completely different way of writing. Instructions are very hard to write when you’re used to a blog! I write as though I’m having a chat with the reader, which doesn’t always work in a book,. But we got there in the end and the book will be released in Spring.

Cherry’s book will be released in Spring 2013

SO 2013 WILL BE A BIG YEAR FOR YOU! WHERE WILL YOU SPEND THE LAST OF 2012, WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR CHRISTMAS? I plan to spend it at home with the children and Robert. I love home! I love Christmas! It’s my favourite time of year and I think I deserve a rest! Visit Cherry’s home from home on the web www.cherrymenlove.com or to enquire about classes: www.picketfencebaking.com


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Vintage Finds

ARTIST AND DESIGNER KRISTEN LOFFER THEISS HAS ALWAYS LOVED VINTAGE TOYS, BUT THIS ONE WHICH SHE FOUND IN A THRIFT STORE WAS AN INSTANT HIT WITH HER SON TOO. WHAT A GREAT FIND.

FOUND IN A YARD SALE, BLOGGER SNIP AND SNAIL HAS SOME BIG PLANS FOR THESE 1940S POSTCARDS

THIS FAB 1960’S DEADSTOCK DRESS WAS FOUND BY REE REE ROCKET, OWNER OF ROCKABILLY CUTS IN HOXTON, FOR JUST £4 INA CHARITY SHOP! WIN! ELSIE OF ABEAUTIFULMESS.COM WAS PLEASED TO ADD THIS VINTAGE FAWN TO HER EVER GROWING COLLECTION! EMMA OF SWEET MABEL BROUGHT THIS PLATE HOME FROM A VINTAGE FAIR AT THE TRAFFORD CENTRE, FOR JUST 50P. WORTH EVERY PENNY WE THINK!!


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Vintage Finds BLOGGER HARMONYANDROSIE FOUND THAT ALTHOUGH 1950S BARKCLOTH IS NORMALLY USED FOR CURTAINS, IT MAKES BEAUTIFUL CLOTHING TOO!

DEBORAH FOUND SOME STUNNING ORIGINAL 1950S LITHOGRAPHS BY PEGGY WICKAM, DAUGHTER OF MABEL LUCIE ATWELL

FOUND BY BLOGGER PUCHBAGS OR SHOULD WE SAY, HER MUM(!) THIS 1983 PADDINGTON FABRIC MAKES A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY NURSERY OR PLAY ROOM TAMRYN FOUND THIS 1936 BOOK WHILST SHOPPING FOR PROPS IN A LOCAL ANTIQUES STORE.

Share your finds with us, visit our website and submit your vintage finds and treasures and they may be featured!


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Deck The Halls With

I ADORE CHRISTMAS. WHEN OTHER PEOPLE ROLL THEIR EYES AT STORES PUTTING UP THEIR DECORATIONS TOO EARLY, INSIDE I AM JUMPING FOR JOY. CHRISTMAS REPRESENTS EVERYTHING I HOLD MOST DEAR: FAMILY, FOOD, TRADITION, FUN... WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE? BUT EVEN A CHRISTMAS OBSESSIVE LIKE ME CAN FIND THEIR FESTIVE SPIRIT FALLING A LITTLE SHORT. HERE ARE MY TOP TIPS FOR FINDING & KEEPING THAT CHRISTMASSY FEELING, HOWEVER HARD IT MAY BE HIDING. THIS CHRISTMAS MIGHT JUST BE YOUR BEST YET! DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR SOMEONE ELSE. MAYBE VISIT A LONELY PERSON, OR SEW THE COSTUMES FOR THE NATIVITY PLAY? BE AN EXAMPLE OF KINDNESS TO THOSE AROUND YOU.

ATTEND A CAROL SERVICE OR CONCERT. THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A CRISP DECEMBER EVENING, BUNDLED UP IN WOOLENS AND BELTING OUT A CHRISTMAS TUNE! FORGET THE DIET! THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF TIME FOR CALORIE COUNTING IN 2013. NOW IS THE TIME TO EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY WITH YOUR NEAREST & DEAREST! YUM!

THERE’S STILL TIME TO MAKE POMANDERS & POT POURRI BEFORE THE BIG DAY, IF YOU’RE TOO BUSY, INVEST IN SOME SCENTED CANDLES. INSTANT CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!


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Vintage Folly... ORDER YOUR TURKEY FROM THE LOCAL BUTCHER. YOU’RE SURE TO GET A BETTER BIRD & BETTER PRICE! IF WE DON’T SUPPORT LOCAL, SMALL BUSINESSES, THEY ‘LL DISAPPEAR!

INSTEAD OF PUSHING A CARD THROUGH THE LETTER BOX, KNOCK ON YOUR NEIGHBOURS’ DOOR AND WISH THEM A MERRY CHRISTMAS FACE TO FACE. MAYBE TAKE SOME MINCE PIES TOO! RAISE THE ROOF. DECORATING THE CEILING MAKES A ROOM FEEL COZY & INVITING. BE CREATIVE WITH HONEYCOMB BALLS & PAPER CHAINS, BELLS & GARLANDS.

Stick with traditions. We let our daughter choose a decoration for herself every year. Beth’s decorations are kept in a separate box and are quite a collection. When she grows up and leaves home (a shuddering thought) she’ll have a ready made set of decorations for her tree, that will remind her of every single Christmas she has enjoyed. So don’t worry if your family didn’t really have any. all traditions start somewhere and once established it’s amazing how they can get you into the mood.

MIX OATS WITH FINE GLITTER & CAKE SPRINKLES & SCATTER ON YOUR PATHWAY ON CHRISTMAS EVE. WHY NOT SCOOP SOME INTO GIFT BAGS & GIVE AS EXTRA GIFTS?


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Fa la la la la...

DON’T ATTEMPT PERFECTION. ITS THE ONE THING THAT’S COMPLETELY UNNATTAINABLE TO ALL OF US. JUST BE PROUD OF YOURSELF & ENJOY YOUR CHRISTMAS

RE-USE LAST YEAR’S CARDS TO MAKE PAPER CHAINS & GIFT TAGS. IT’S UPCYCLING, IT’S RETRO AND IT’S A GREAT JOB FOR CHILDREN TO DO DRESS EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE. EVEN IF IT’S JUST SOME NOVELTY LOO ROLL OR A CHRISTMASSY TEA TOWEL, YOU’LL BE SURPRISED HOW MUCH IT CAN LIFT YOUR SPIRITS

DON’T MISS TH E LAST POST FOR CHRISTMAS CARDS. NOTHING WILL PUT MORE BAH IN YOUR HUMBUG THAN HAVING ALL THAT WRITING GOING TO WASTE.

Christmas Eve is so exciting for little ones (&some big ones too!). Help them settle down for bedtime & make the most of those precious childhood years by reading a Christmas themed story. The Night Before Christmas, the Nutcracker & of course, The Nativity are all fantastic stories to read with children of all ages. Nieces, nephews & Grandchildren will welcome a story too. And if it means that you get to snuggle up & relax for a while then all the better! Also this should be done whilst wearing a novelty Christmas jumper...naturally.


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...la la la la! COLLECT TOGETHER ALL OF YOUR CHRISTMAS MOVIES AND KEEP THEM BY THE TV. MANY OLD MOVIES ARE NOW BEING RE-RELEASED ON DVD, DO A BIT OF RESEARCH. YOU MIGHT FIND YOUR CHILDHOOD FAVOURITE, READY TO BE REDISCOVERED. MAKE UP A CHRISTMAS KIT THAT NOBODY ELSE IS ALLOWED TO TOUCH. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU GONE LOOKING FOR SCISSORS, TAPE OR PENS & THEY’VE DISAPPEARED, COURTESY OF YOUR CHILDREN, PARTNER, …….THE GRINCH!?! AT THE END OFEVERY DAY, ENJOY A NICE CUP OF TEA & FEEL VERY LUCKY FOR ALL THE THINGS YOU HAVE... LOVE RACHEL WWW.VINTAGEFOLLY. COM


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Fancy winning some lovely things??

DOTCOMGIFTSHOP.COM HAVE KINDLY GIVEN US A BEAUTIFUL 1950S STYLE TABLECLOTH AND 1950S STYLE CHRISTMAS STOCKING. FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ONE OF THESE ITEMS, BOTH PICTURED IN VINTAGEFOLLY’S ARTICLE, SIMPLY POST ON OUR FACEBOOK WALL WHY YOU SHOULD WIN BY THE 17TH DECEMBER.


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GIFTS IN JARS ARE THE WAY FORWARD!

BULBS IN A JAR

WHY NOT GIVE THE GIFT OF FLOWERS THIS CHRISTRMAS WITH THIS IDEA FROM HEART-TOHOME

SEWING KIT IN A JAR

FROM HTTP://FUN.KYTI.ME COMES THIS FABULOUS IDEA! GREAT FOR THOSE FRIENDS WHOARE JUST DISCOVERING THEIR CREATIVE SIDE.

PERFECT SALT IN A JAR

LITTLE JARS ARE GREAT TOO! THIS ‘PERFECT SALT’ IS, PERFECT FOR SEASONING JUST ABOUT ANYTHING AND MADE BY VINTAGEFOLLY.COM

SWEETS IN A JAR

THIS IDEA COMES FROMCOOKINGWITHMYKID. COM & IS A GREAT IDEA FOR THOSE WITH A PILE OF CRAFT PAPER WAITING TO BE USED!

How To Make Cookie Jar gifts THESE PRETTY FOODIE GIFTS ARE PERFECT FOR TEACHERS, NEIGHBOURS AND FRIENDS. WHY NOT SWAP THE WHITE CHOCOLATE FOR MILK CHOCOLATE AND THE CRANBERRIES FOR RAISINS FOR AN ALTERNATIVE FLAVOUR. • • • • • • • • •

A set of measuring cups Measuring spoons A funnel (of some description) Parcel tags and ribbon 1 quart/ 2 pint jars 1/3 cup caster sugar 1/3 cup soft brown sugar 3/4 cup all purpose/plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

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1/8 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 cup porridge oats 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup white chocolate chips

THE RECIPIENT WILL NEED TO ADD EGGS AND MARGERINE.


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1. When you’re using cup measurements, try to pour the 10. Now look at your beautiful ingredients into the cup and use a knife creation and try not to get too upset by to swipe across the top. Don’t scoop or any wobbly lines!! pack the ingredients in. 11. Inserting a circle of fabric, card or 2. Wash your jars in hot soapy water greaseproof paper will help to keep the and dry thoroughly. ingredients in place. 3. Start with the flour. Use the funnel to get it right to the bottom of the jar, try not to let it go all over the sides as it will make the glass cloudy. Pat it down with a wooden spoon or the end of a rolling pin. 4. Add the brown sugar next in the same way. 5. Next is the caster sugar. once this is added, tap the jar on a word surface so that the fine ingredients settle. 6. Now add the salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. 7.. The oats are next and again, the jar should be tapped after this addition. 8. Carefully add the cranberries and try to pack them down slightly. 9. Last to go in are the chocolate chips.

TO DECORATE. This is where you can be creative with tags, bows and glitter! When decorating, you need to jot down some instructions, either on the label or in a Christmas card.

TO THE LUCKY RECIPIENT! 1. Pour contents of the jar into a bowl. 2. Add 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 lightly beaten egg . 3. Cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. 4. Place small spoonfuls onto a baking tray and flatten slightly. 5. Bake at 375 /190 / Gas Mark 5 for 8-10 minutes or until golden. 6. Try not to eat them all in one sitting!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

WHAT WAS THE BEST GIFT THAT YOU RECEIVED LAST CHRISTMAS? DO YOU LIKE TO GIVE & RECEIVE HANDMADE GIFTS, OR DO YOU PREFER STORE-BOUGHT? SHOW US YOUR PICTURES: WWW.MODERNVINTAGEMAGAZINE.COM & JOIN THE DISCSSION ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.


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MARLON BRANDO WAS BORN IN APRIL 1924. ROCK AND ROLL BEFORE ANYBODY


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The Classic Smokey eye The Smokey eye became famous in the 1920’s as women looked to the black and white movies in Hollywood for style inspiration. Make up used for the big screen was not only dramatic but also dense in colour and tone making the figure on the screen appears as if she had black eyes and black lips! Women of this time wore their eye make up as heavy as possible and used dark shadow around the eye either smudged rubbed or smoked into it’s fashion of the decade. As time went on and more cosmetic products and tools became available, women were able to be a little more creative with the make up. The 1930’s saw a mix of brown and grey shadows worn a little softer and more smoked giving them a closer appearance to what we are more familiar with today. As time progressed even more colours and tools were easily accessible however the techniques used in the earlier decades were not forgotten and women experimented with different ways of smoking the eye and the socket line. The 60’s saw a great deal of very inventive versions of the Smokey eye! Here are a few tricks of the trade to help you achieve this stunning season’s ‘must have’ look! a. Don’t overwhelm yourself with products. keep it simple. Two brushes only, a flat shadow to apply the product and a more fluffy soft dome style brush for blending. Two shadows are also ample, a light and a dark. b. Choose a shadow for the smoke either a grey (which looks great with green or brown eyes

or a dark brow which works really well with a blue eyes). Only go for black if you are very confident as this is the hardest shadow to work with and not advisable for beginners! c. Sit in front of a mirror with your eyes OPEN. This is the best way to apply eye shadow. Never close your eyes as you loose control of the application and shape. You can use your finger to stretch the eye upward or even to the side so you can apply the shadow all the way to the lash line. Even raising your eyebrows is also a way of stretching out the eye naturally. d. Firstly take a pale shade of shadow (champagne or cream works well, never white) and dust on the brow bone and under the brow. This does two things, it pulls the brow bone forward (bear in mind a Smokey eye is all about tone and shading) and also accentuates the socket line making it easier for the next application. Then dust of the shadow form the brush and apply the darker shade to the socket ONLY. Apply in a pressing motion NOT a swishing motion as particles will then drop and gather in place you don’t want them too.


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e. Once you are happy with the dense half moon shape you have created then take your blender brush. NEVER put this brush in a shadow, as it is there only to move around shadow that has already been applied. For this you must be looking straight ahead. An easy way to blend your line is to sit the brush in the socket line and just move it back and forward along the socket line, softening the line and blending slightly upwards into the first part of the brow bone. Once you are more confident you can apply small circular motions to soften the line this is a great way to create good strong blending with a shadow. Continue to take your application brush and press in more shadow and then again use your other brush to blend. Take your time this look cannot be rushed and will benefit from not overloading the shadow. Finally I think a good soft black pencil will finish of a Smokey eye perfectly. Apply a good amount both underneath and on top close to the lash line. Then take your blending brush, cotton bud or even your finger and soften using the same method as above the effect is amazing and voila you have achieved your desired look! For more top tips and for information aboit bookings and events, visit www.lipstickandcurls.net


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Gift Ideas for Ladies

TREAT YOUR VINTAGE LADY TO SOME BESAME CLASSIC RED LIPSTICK £22.00 FROM WHATKATYDID.COM

GORGEOUS 1970S POCKETWATCH ON A BRASS CHAIN FROM ECLECTIC ECCENTRICITY JUST £50 HURRY THERE’S STILL TIME TO GET THIS LOVELY GIFT THIS PEARL BRACELET FROOM NITINTHEHIGHSTREET. COM, IS FASTENED WITH A VINTAGE CLASP. A BEAUTIFUL GIFT FOR SOMEONE AT £85.00

EVERYONE, NO REALLY..... EVERYONE LOVES SLIPPERS, WHETHER THEY ADMIT IT OR NOT! WE MIGHT NOT MANAGE A KITTEN HEELED PAIR LIKE THE PIN UPS, BUT THESE PLUM COLOURED, MARABOU FEATHERED WEDGE SLIPPERS FROM BHS.CO.UK MIGHT JUST FIT THE BILL....AND AT JUST £9.50, THE BILL DOESN’T LOOK TOO BAD EITHER!


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Gift Ideas for Ladies PASTTIMES.CO.UK CAN ALWAYS BE RELIED UPON FOR VINTAGE INSPIRED LOVELINESS AND THESE VICTORIANA EARRINGS IN STERLING SILVER AND CRYSTAL ARE JUST GORGEOUS. THEY COME IN TWO COLOURS AND ARE PRICED AT £25.00 TREAT A VERY STYLISH LADY TO A FASCINATOR FROM GGPINUPCOUTURE. PRICES START FROM JUST £15.00!

OFTEN PERSONALISED GIFTS CAN LACK STYLE, BUT THESE INITIAL BROOCHES FROM NOTONTHEHIGHSTREET. COM ARE QUIRKY AND STYLISH. AT JUST £5.00 THEY MAKE A GREAT STOCKING FILLER!

KEEP YOUR LOVED ONE WARM WITH THIS LUXURY FAUX FUR TIPPET. IT’S £22.00 FROM ACCESSORIZE.COM AND WILL FINISH OFF ANY OUTFIT OVER THE FESTIVE SEASON AND BEYOND!


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Gift Ideas for Gents

IT’S AN ONGOING DEBATE ISN’T IT...DO WE EVER REALLY ‘GROW UP’? FIND OUT WITH A SPACE HOPPER FROM WHENIWASAKID.CO.UK ! AT £13.50, WHY NOT BUY A COUPLE AND WATCH AS RACES BREAK OUT OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD! WRAP HIM UP WARM WITH THIS 1970S INSPIRED, TASSLE SCARF FROM ZARA. COM £22.00

OPT FOR A LITTLE RETRO COMEDY WITH THIS FAWLTY TOWERS BOX SET, £9.99 FROM PLAY. COM JUST DON’T MENTION THE WAR!! TREAT YOUR FAVOURITE MOUSTACHED (OR WANABE MOUSTACHED) MAN TO A SMART LEATHER LINED NOTE BOOK. £8.00 FROM PASTTIMES. COM


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Gift Ideas for Gents THESE LUXURIOUS RABBIT FUR-LINED GLOVES ARE £70 FROM NOTONTHEHIGHSTREET. COM

YES IT PLAYS ECORDS BUT IT ALSO PLAYS THE RADIO AND MP3S!! THE BEST OF SO MANY WORLDS THIS ‘RECORD PLAYER’ IS £100 FROM PASTTIMES.CO.UK THESE FAUX FUR LINED MOCASSINS OFFER A LITTLE CLASSIC WARMTH. JUST £9.00 FROM BHS.CO.UK

MEN LOVE GADGETS AND GIZMOS, BUT THEY DON’T LOOK PARTICULARLY NICE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO CREATE A ‘VINTAGE’ LOOK. THESE COVERS FROM NOTONTHEHIGHSTREET. COM WILL DISGUISE HIS KINDLE AS A CLASSIC BOOK! CHOOSE FROM SEVERAL TITLES OR HAVE ONE MADE WITH HIS NAME ON! JUST £27.00


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Gift Ideas for Children A TIMELESS C;LASSIC, THIS HOBBY HORSE FROM PASTTIMES WILL DELIGHT CHILDREN AT CHRISTMASTIME. JUST £18.00

AHH SLIPPERS. WHO DOESN’T LOVE SLIPPERS!? THIS PAIR OF POPCORN KNIT BOOTS IS FROM ACCESSORIZE.CO.UK

BOTH BOYS & GIRLS LIKE DOLLS HOUSES & THEY’RE AGREAT WAY TO HELP THEM MAKE SENSE OF BLENDED OR GROWING FAMILIES. THIS WOODEN DOLLS SET FROM ELC.CO.UK IS LOVELY

CHILDREN LOVE TO LEARN NEW SKILLS AND HERE’S AN EASY ONE FOR THEM TO MASTER. THIS KNITTING NANCY SET IS £4.50 FROM PAST TIMES AND COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND CHRISTMAS THAN PASSING ON SKILLS TO THE NEXT GENERATION.


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Gift Ideas for Children WHY SHOULD BAKING ONLY BE FOR GIRLS!? THE DESIGN OF THIS BAKING SET IS UNASHAMEDLY ‘BOYISH’ AND WE LOVE IT! FOR LESS THAN £13.00 YOU CAN GIVE A BUDDING YOUNG BAKER EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO MAKE THEIR FIRST CUPCAKES! FROM NOTONTHEHIGHSTREET.COM

A CLASSIC. THIS RAINVBOW SPINNING TOP IS JUST £18.00 FROM NOTONTHEHIGHSTREET

THE CLASSIC PLAYSKOOL MR POTATO HEAD TOY IS JUST £9.99 AT TESCO RIGHT NOW. GET THEM WHILE THEIR HOT!!

THIS WOODEN TRAIN SET WILL BE ENJOYED FOR YEARS & MAYBE EVEN GENERATIONS TO COME. £14.50 FROM BRIO


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READERS PIN UPS To have your images fe atu re d t he y must b e submitte d on our website: Mo de r n Vi nt ageMagazine. com

This great image is from Dread Naught Photography, the model is Missy Cae. Stunning


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Our Reader Pin Ups There are so many talentedmake up artists and photographers out there making women feel fabulous! Here’s a selection of what we’ve seen this month.

COURTESY OF RENEE LAROUGE


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SUGAR CANE JANE BY BOMBSHELL SHOCKED

KERRY XH FROM A PHOTOSHOOT AT STUDIO 27

TESIA J BY UNTAMED PHOTOGRAPHY

SHELLIE SCHMALS BY STYLES PHOTOS


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SCARLET VIXEN BY ALAN JONES

MISSY CAE BY CHRIS OLSEN

COURTESY OF STORM CHASER


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Victoria Plum by Pyramid Clicks

another Stephanie K by Lu’Fari

courtesy of Storm Chaser

Honey Voodoo by Jess Alcouffe


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Reader’s Vintage Images Not everybody wants to be a pin-up. Here are the best vintage inspired images we’ve seen this month. Looking good everyone!

Stephanie K by Lu’Fari

Aimee Louise Owens by Bill strachan Va Va Voom Voutique


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Art Deco Heaven

CARRIE ANN WADEWILLIAMS REPRTS BACK ABOUT HER VISIT TO THE FABULOUSLY ART-DECO OCEAN DRIVE MIAMI We arrived at The Park Central on Ocean Drive on a dark Thursday evening. The hotel was suitably Deco in terms of the exterior and interior and Ocean Drive was buzzing. The next morning was my first sight of Ocean Drive in daylight. What can I say? Every other word I uttered was “Wow”. The buildings are beautiful, bright and bold. I can see why Miami Beach was known as the American Riveria. The majority of buildings have been lovingly restored and there is the odd building here and there currently being worked on to bring it back to it’s former Deco glory. The Art Deco Welcome Centre is a great place for advice and information on what to do and see during your trip. There are guided and self-guided tours and next door is the gift shop with all sorts of cool and kitsch souvenirs. While we were there, a display of posters that have been designed to promote the Annual Art Deco Weekend got us in the mood for sight seeing. The Miami Design Preservation League are currently promoting the 36th Art Deco Weekend taking place in January 2013 and it sounds like it will be amazing. We were able to watch a short film about the restoration and preservation of Miami Beach over the years, with

preservation of Miami Beach over the years, with interviews from local people and those who have supported the preservation efforts. The great thing was that we could take all this in for free. We spent a few hours mooching round The Wolfsonian Museum where a range of exhibitions take place. Improving the Modern Home 19001945 was particularly interesting. All the guide books that cover the Art Deco District remind you to look out for the 1929 Mailbox form the New York Central Railroad Terminal. It was a beautiful bronze masterpiece so I’m glad of the tip to look out for it. You really start to get a sense of what it must have been like during the 20s and 30s. It almost seems strange to see people in modern clothing, driving new cars up and down the avenues. The trip only reinforced my thoughts that I was born in the wrong era! Carrie-Ann


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Modern Vintage Magazine, Thank you TO LIPSTICK AND CURLS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND INSPIRATION.

TO PRESTON GUILD FOR CREATING PROBABLY THE BEST FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

TO DISCOVER VINTAGE FOR BEING SO HELPFUL FROM THE BEGINNING

TO WAYNE HEMMINGWAY, FOR BEING ‘JUST A NORMAL PERSON’

TO PYRAMID CLICKS FOR MAKING LADIES LOOK AND FEEL FABULOUS

TO SOCIAL BUTTERFLY PR FOR BRINGING VINTAGE EVENTS INTO THE LIMELIGHT

TO ALL THE PIN UP LADIES, PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR. GO YOU! YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING AND YOUR CONFIDENCE AND BEAUTY IS INSPIRATIONAL. TO BETHANY ALEXIS, FOR BEING A WELCOME DISTRACTION AT TIMES AND THE BEST TEA MAKER IN ENGLAND! TO CARRIE ANNE WADE, FOR JUMPING ON BOARD FEET FIRST!

TO ANGELIQUE NOIRE, HEATHER STORM, CHERRY DOLLFACE, BEAU ROCKS, ANGEL ADOREE AND CHERRY MENLOVE FOR GRACING OUR FRONT PAGE WITH YOUR LOVELY FACES....AND THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED THEM AND US BEHIND THE SCENES. TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU. FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS, THANK YOU


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