WWII’s reenactors pushed me to the deep end.

I love old things. I love the way they look. I love their textures, their smells (sometimes), and the stories that have seeped into the cracks and patina finishes. I guess I’m talking specifically about the WWII era and older. If I was born in 1879 rather than 1979 I’d like to imagine myself at the forefront of the development of moving-pictures. Maybe I’d be cranking one of these for Buster Keaton or working as a gag-man for Harold Lloyd. for  I can’t say that I hate all modern things though because modernity is allowing me to have something called a ‘web~site’ through which I am communicating to you right now. I enjoy putting a pile of clothes in a metal box and having them come out clean. I will say though that it’s the look of modernity I can do without. If I “let myself go” so to speak , I would doubtlessly live a lifestyle pretty close to this woman’s lifestyle or perhaps Edna’s lifestyle. You have no idea how appealing that sounds to me. I’d still use Colgate and but can’t I have it in a simple, old-timey tube that looks more like oil paint than toothpaste?

Then I had an epiphany and with it, I’m inching more and more towards Edna’s part of town. WWII Reenactors. Yes, those boys love authenticity and I figured there’s got to be great modern reproductions of old ephemera & daily use items that soldiers would’ve had during wartime made specifically for niche market. A little bit of internet sleuthing and bing~O:

Motherload! There’s all sorts of everyday 1940’s era reproductions of toiletries and other household products out there made for WWII Reenactors that I will have to legally commandeer with currency. If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, here’s a link to a WWII Supply website.

I’m coming, Edna. I’ll hand ink you a letter or better yet, send ya a telegram to tell you that it seems that I’ll be seeing you soon on those grassy plains of off-the-deepend-ness!

 

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1930’s European/German Haircut Redux

Looking through my site stats and seeing what site visitors were searching for that led them here and there’s pretty much only two things that I have that people consistently want to know about.
One of them is this icebox.
The other one is this haircut :

I’m going in to see Brit @ Play Hair Lounge in the next few days and am planning on getting this exact cut again. Last time I took pretty lousy pictures of Brit’s finished work so to make amends and to hopefully help some of those who are searching this site for 1930’s German/Euro haircut ideas, I’ll be as detailed as I can and maybe ask Brit to let me in on some of the details and I’ll share them here. Stay tuned. Better yet, subscribe to this blog and you’ll get it in yer inbox (and thus make my day to boot!)

 

New Vanity

 

This is our newest edition to the house: a Sligh Furniture Co. 1920’s/30’s era vanity for my wife for Christmas.
I have to confess that this came from an antique store. I’ve never strayed from thrift stores and good old fashioned hand-me-downs/garbage rescues in all my years but in 2010 my loyalties was a little loose. This piece was so beautiful, desperately needed and was priced so good (and my wife bargains so well) that we practically stole it. It needed just a small bit of structural repair (all on the back, thank goodness) and wa-la.

 

PS – this yellow color on the walls was picked by my wife and it’s my favorite color in the entire house.

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