Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Greetings from Antique Living

Halloween is now the second largest commercial holiday behind Christmas with millions of different Halloween merchandise being mass produced every year. A hundred years ago this Halloween merchandise was not so common and some sought to protect their Halloween merchandise ideas. Here are some of the early Halloween patents. 

- A 1914 Dennison Crepe Panel by Clara L. Mead of Rahway, New Jersey

-A 1903 Jack O Lantern Helmet Halloween Patent

-A 1903 Toy Lantern Halloween Patent

-A Toy Jack-O-Lantern patented July 5, 1904.

-A 1903 Jack O Lantern Helmet Halloween Patent

-A 1902 Folding Jack-o-Lantern Halloween Patent.

For more Vintage Halloween images including a collection of Halloween postcards visit my 

-all patent pictures found on the website

Sunday, October 7, 2012

50 Shades of Vintage Grey

I'ts been a little cold and grey here in Northern Michigan the past couple days. The perfect weather to curl up under a blanket and read a book, or two, or three. I just finished the 50 Shades of Grey book trilogy. Lets just say I'm no longer cold. I thought I share with you my vintage vision of "50 Shades of Grey".

French Grey

shaby chic grey

Vintage Grey Kitchen

Louvre. Paris, France.

Vintage Airstream

Marilyn Monroe in gray fur

Robert Redford in the Great Gatsby.

Parisian Hotel-Inspired Bathroom

grey vintage hat

Mad Men

Love the pale, heathered grey and the eye-catching, but in no way scene-stealing, black piping. 1950s

Paul Newman in Grey Plaid suit

Vintage furniture, sumptuous grey...

Grey Dior suit, 1960.

Ryan Gosling gangster style

Vintage '70s Gucci Grey Tortoise Sunglasses

Weathered grey

Retro style wool grey coat

Robert Redford in Grey suit coat from a scene in the movie Three Days of the Condor.

1950's grey suit

And just in case your interested here are my picks for Mr. and Mrs. Christian Grey for the highly anticipated movie of 50 Shades of Grey.

Mr. GreyMrs. Grey

To see the full post of 50 shades of Vintage Grey visit my pinterest board.

Laters :) Baby