Happy Christmas season! Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way we can get down to business. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING! In between grabbing the best Black Friday deals, trimming our Christmas tree, and decking out our gingerbread house, I wanted to post some awesome vintage Christmas ads. Christmas shopping is in full effect so in honor of my favorite time of year (shop-a-holics unite) here are some of the best retro-fabulous ads I could round up!

A couple of my favorite lines from these ads…

“A few minutes of the lamp each day on your children will keep their cheeks from looking pale this winter.”

“Crisco. It’s digestible!”

vintage christmas ads you'll shoot your eye out

 

Vintage Christmas Ad 7UP

 

Vintage christmas ad Avon

 

Vintage christmas ad

 

Vintage christmas ad Hoover

 

Vintage Christmas ad

 

vintage christmas ad

 

Vintage christmas ad Plymouth

 

vintage christmas ads santa

 

vintage christmas ads santa smokes

 

vintage christmas ads swifts

 

vintage christmas ads

 

vintage christmas ads schwinn

 

vintage christmas ads

 

vintage christmas ads war bonds

 

Don’t forget! If you’re looking for a great vintage dress for you or your little girl this holiday season, be sure to check out the SHOP! A huge selection of the finest (and most fun) vintage frocks on the web!

<3

Christy

 

 

Vintage holiday party

She looks fabulous, doesn’t she?

 

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Between company holiday parties, family celebrations, and friendly get-togethers, it seems like most of us spend the entire month of December bouncing from one holiday party to the next! (And maybe even into January!) Every girl needs a fabulous dress to wear to these special occasions. And Thrifty Vintage Kitten is here to help you with that! The shop is stocked full of awesome vintage cocktail dresses. For example…

Vintage 1950s Candy Apple Red Dress with Bow Belt

Vintage 1950s Candy Apple Red Dress with Bow Belt

 

Vintage 1950s Little Black Dress with Bow at Neckline

Vintage 1950s Little Black Dress with Bow at Neckline

 

Vintage 1950s Teal and Black Silk Dress

Vintage 1950s Teal and Black Silk Dress

 

Vintage 1970s Pink Chiffon Dress with Rhinestones

Vintage 1970s Pink Chiffon Dress with Rhinestones

 

Vintage 1950s Blue Dress with Sleeves and Full Skirt

Vintage 1950s Blue Dress with Sleeves and Full Skirt

 (All images are linked directly to where you can purchase!)

This is just a taste! There are so many more vintage dresses in the shop that are perfect for holiday parties this year! Happy shopping!

<3

Christy

 

 

 

 

The holidays are coming! Does your little girl need a new dress for Christmas? Or maybe a new dress for a family photo shoot for your holiday cards? Children’s clothing designers in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s really did it right. The dress shapes are so cute and the designs are so charming. You can’t go wrong with a classic red plaid dress for your holiday celebration. It says preppy, traditional, and adorable all in one breath.

Be sure to pick up one of these vintage frocks from Thrifty Vintage Kitten! All of them will be available in the shop soon! (Bet you’ll even be able to find a one-of-kind look for yourself!)

Vintage Christmas girls dresses

 

 

Vintage plaid dresses

 

 

 

Vintage little girls holiday dresses

 

This is my favorite time of year. Happy holidays!

<3

Christy

 

Lately, I can’t get enough of vintage advertisements. I just love how DIFFERENT they are from today’s ads. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought there was no better time to display some of these wholesome, down-home-feel ads from the days of yore. So grab yourself a turkey leg and check out these vintage gems! Tell me which one is your favorite. I find the cigarette and turkey one hilarious. Mmmm…cigarette-smoke-flavored turkey….NOT. Or how about that Seagram’s ad? I think they are trying to imply drinking is a part of a healthy lifestyle. And I love how they act like only men drink whiskey. LOL…oh, 1940s. You silly little sexist.

(Speaking of Thanksgiving…have you bought that special outfit for yourself or your little girl to wear at the dinner table? I always like to pick out a new outfit for special holidays. Be sure to check out the shop for great vintage dresses for you and your little girl this holiday season!)

 

Vintage Heinz Beans ad

 

vintage beer ad

vintage reynolds wrap ad

vintage old gold ad

vintage thanksgiving ad

Vintage thanksgiving ad

vintage thanksgiving ads

Vintage seagrams ads

vintage thanksgiving ad

Vintage ocean spray ad

Are you hungry now? I can’t wait for Thanksgiving. A plate full of turkey, stuffing, corn casserole and a slice (or two) of french silk pie awaits me! numnumnum

<3

Christy

My son is currently teething which made me think to look up what kind of crazy teething products they had back in the 1950s. Advice like putting brady on baby’s gums was not unheard of (Can you imagine??). All that research led me to finding a whole bunch of vintage baby product ads, which are so charming (Hello cute Gerber baby!) and crazy (giving a baby 7UP??). I just had to share some of these!

Vintage baby milk ad

 

1947 Gerber baby food ad

 

1956 7up Baby ad

1959 baby play pen ad

Vintage ivory soap ad

1947 baby oil ad

Vintage baby sunlamp ad

Vintage Swifts baby meat ad

Aren’t these fantastic? So crazy, right? Meat for a 3-week-old baby? A baby sunlamp? I love these things.

<3

Christy

Finding vintage patterns always makes me wish I knew how to sew. I would love to make all of these!

This week I’ve been busy listing a bunch of vintage patterns in the shop. My favorite one was a 1950s bathing suit pattern that sold out in minutes! Get the rest of these while you can!

 

Vintage 1950s girls circle skirt pattern

Vintage 1958 Girls jumper pattern

Vintage 1960s girls wardrobe pattern

Vintage 1960s teen shift dress pattern

Vintage 1960s young junior pantjumper

Vintage 1961 Barbie Doll Wardrobe Pattern

Vintage 1976 Barbie and Ken wardrobe pattern

Vintage 1960s Barbie Wardrobe Pattern

There are a lot more patterns in the pattern section of my shop! This is just a small sampling! Please buy these and show me the awesome vintage clothing you’ve made so I can be super jealous of your sewing skills!

<3

Christy

Made a last-minute decision to drive out to Naperville for an estate sale today. Glad I did! I walked away with 10 women’s dresses, 20 kids clothing items, 1 women’s skirt, a 1950’s crinoline skirt, and TWO little girls’ crinoline slips! It was like the sale was made for me. Usually I wait outside these things forever and claw my way in. But today I walked right in and had the entire upstairs to myself! Thank you thrifting gods!

 

Vintage clothing haul

 

Vintage clothing haul

 

Now I just have to inventory all these goodies, get them photographed, and get them into the shop for you!

<3

Christy