I just had to share these pictures with you. I bought the two trade calendars at a local collectables fair yesterday. They were still in the envelope sent to a businessman in Lanarkshire in the 1950s. On further research I have found that the artist Archie Dickens is a well known pin up artist from the 1950s, known for his slightly saucy pictures. These pictures have cheeky little rhymes below them but they are fairly innocent. I love the coloured prints and am tempted to frame each individual page and then display them together. Part of me feels it would be wrong to take the calendars apart but they wouldn't be easy to display. Your thoughts would be welcome.
I live in the middle of England with my husband and teenage daughter and our naughty dog Josh a bearded, border collie cross and two chickens.I live in a corner house which is a 1920s semi near the centre of town. I love old houses and my last house was typically Victorian but I have grown to love the style of the 1920s and 1930s. My
passion for hunting out vintage treasures at flea markets and in charity shops means that I constantly add to my collection. I love vintage eiderdowns, textiles, tins, kitchenalia, ephemera and home wares from the 1930s through to the 1950s.
I work full time in a very demanding job so my hobby keeps me sane and allows me to relax and switch off from day to day pressures.
My husband runs the Northampton vintage fairs which gives me another excuse to indulge my passion for vintage.
I enjoy reading a number of blogs which I have listed. They have been a source of inspiration and pleasure to me and gave me the the confidence to start this blog.